Laundry of Today
Our Ark’s laundry program provides youth access to clean clothes with outreach supervised laundromat use or community volunteers who will do laundry in their own homes.
Our program provides laundry supplies such as detergent and dryer sheets and pays for the use of laundromat machines.
This program is part of our community laundry partnership. Our volunteers assist with resources and teach youths basic laundry skills that contribute to a healthier, more hygienic life
Transformative Donations for Homeless Community
Your generous contributions pave the way for life-changing opportunities for young individuals grappling with homelessness, making a profound impact on their futures. Together, let's create a brighter path for these deserving youth and build a stronger, more compassionate community.
Our laundry program assists in teaching youth valuable life skills. For homeless youth, laundry may be a luxury and not all of them possess the skills needed. Successfully laundering clothes can require skills like reading, writing, or math. Additionally, our volunteers may provide tools to assist in keeping the items they have comfortable and wearable for longer with skills like repairing or altering clothing.
How YOU Can Help?
Volunteer Opportunities: Making a Difference Through Our Laundry Program
As a team member in our laundry program you can volunteer to:
Accompany youths to laundromats to assist them in the process and teach them valuable life skills.
Teach youths sewing or mending techniques to keep their clothes in comfortable, wearable condition.
Wash youths clothing in your own home to provide them with access to clean, fresh clothing.
Assist in quarter collection by placing and picking up quarter collection containers in the community.
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Ways You Can Make a Difference
Maintaining projects like this requires assistance from our community in many ways. As a donor you can:
Become a sponsor by financially sponsoring a laundry day, week, or month to cover the financial needs of the program.
Donate supplies for laundry day and encourage others to do the same. Laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, and other laundry supplies are always needed.
Donate clothes for the youths in need. New and gently used clothing can make a huge difference in hygiene and self-esteem for homeless youths.
Other Great Benefits with Laundry Days
Foster Independence and Pride
Teaching responsibility and respect for personal items is key. It cultivates a sense of pride and self-reliance among youth. The impact is profound, as clean clothes contribute to improved mental and physical health, eliminating odors and reducing the risk of infections.
Empower through Connection and Skills
Engage in meaningful interactions with youth, fostering friendships and skill development in a neutral community space. This approach instills responsibility, respect for personal belongings, and nurtures a sense of pride and independence.
Wellness through Cleanliness
Clean clothes hold the power to elevate youth self-respect and overall wellness. By enhancing their mental and physical health, cleanliness combats odors and minimizes infection risks, ensuring a positive impact on their journey to a better future.