The LaundryCares Foundation wishes to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the volunteers who helped make the Free Laundry Day in New Orleans on June 19, 2019 a success! This event was held the day before the nation’s largest trade show and convention for the laundry industry, The Clean Show, and it ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two laundry locations. The generous support and service demonstrated by laundry professionals and community members was amazing.

Together, we helped 189 local families wash more than 20,000 lbs. of laundry and bring smiles on the faces of everyone involved. Guests were treated to free food and entertainment – including BBQ by laundry owner and pitmaster Paul Pettefer, poboys by Melba’s, a live DJ, a “second-line” jazz band, storytelling for the kids, bike and TV giveaways, and more!

Best of all, we were able to experience a successful launch of the new Family Read, Play & Learn Spaces in each store which delighted the kids and their families. 800 books were given away to children to foster their development! Family Read, Play & Learn Spaces create comfortable environments for children to read and learn while visiting the laundromat with their families. They are curated packages available from the LaundryCares Foundation created in conjunction with Too Small to Fail and Lakeshore Learning.

We especially want to thank our hosts, Joe Gharib of Laundromat Zone and Jane Wolfe of Wash World, for their efforts and generosity.

Watch the Video

Get a glimpse of this positively-charged Free Laundry Day event by watching this short video.

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Thank You Sponsors

LaundryCares would like the thank the following organizations for their generous sponsorship for this event and for our foundation.
 

Free Laundry Day Sponsors

Pierce Commercial Laundry Equipment
Laundromat Zone
WashWorld NOLA 
Vend Rite 
Spector Textile Products
Paul’s Rib Shack and BBQ
Melba’s Famous Po-Boys
New Orleans Tours, Inc.
R&B Wire Products, inc.

2019 Signature Sponsors

Continental Girbau
Dexter Laundry
Laundrylux
Maytag Commercial
Alliance Laundry Systems
Eastern Funding

You Can Still Help

Even though this event is complete, we have many more events to hold, Family Read, Play & Learn Spaces to install, and families to help. If you wish to continue to help us in our mission, click the button to make a donation or just spread the word by forwarding this email or www.laundrycares.org/give to your friends and family.

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