WHAT: Current Initiatives (Current) and the Tampa Police Department (TPD) will wash and dry approximately 200 loads of laundry at no cost for area residents needing an emotional boost today. This is the third pop-up Laundry Project event this year with TPD and the first at this location.
The Laundry Project brings renewed hope to thousands of people nationwide by providing the funds and cleaning products necessary to wash and dry laundry for anyone in-need by creating a caring space at the laundromat. TPD is today’s partnering sponsor with District 1 officer volunteers assisting with laundry services.
Since 2008, the Laundry Project has washed more than 200,000 loads of laundry for nearly 20,000 families, in almost 800 laundry service projects nationwide. Contributions from the community are always appreciated and donations of detergent, quarters (rolls of $10), garbage bags, coloring books, crayons, fabric softener and laundry baskets are continuously in-need.
WHY: Clean laundry is not just an on-going financial burden for many families but is also a contributing factor to overall health and wellness. The Laundry Project is committed to doing what they can to bolster one’s well-being by easing the financial burden for those forced to choose between feeding their family or cleaning their clothes.
WHEN: Friday, June 25 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
WHERE: Coin Laundry – 3616 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
WHO: Current Initiatives is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida that started with young adults committed to educating others on current social initiatives and then mobilizing them to bring about change. Current establishes community groups for awareness and education and organizes local initiatives such as theLaundry Project, Hope For Homes Project and Affordable Christmas. To learn more about Current Initiatives, visitwww.EngagetheCurrent.org, or view photos of past Laundry Projects at www.LaundrybyCurrent.org.