WHAT: Volunteers with Current Initiatives (Current) will wash and dry approximately 300 loads of laundry at no cost for St. Pete residents this weekend through its Laundry Project program.
Organizers expect to clean more than a TON of back-to-school shirts, socks, shorts, pants and sneakers as well as sheets, towels, blankets and anything else machine-washable! This event also commemorates the grand re-opening of the neighborhood’s laundromat.
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. The Coin Laundry Association and LaundryCares Foundation are the partnering sponsors and will have volunteers on site to assist with laundry services.
Since 2008, the Laundry Project has washed more than 233,600 loads of laundry for over 22,700 families, in 887 laundry service projects in 15 states and 54 cities 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: Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
WHERE: Clothesline Laundry located at 840 49th Street N in St. Petersburg
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 the Laundry Project, Hope For Homes Project and Affordable Christmas. To learn more about Current Initiatives, visit EngagetheCurrent.org, or view photos of past Laundry Projects at LaundryByCurrent.org.