Laundry of Today

 Laundry services is provided for youth to wash their clothes at local laundromats. We will provide detergent, dryer sheets, and pay for the laundry washer and dryer usage. This activity is conducted by community laundry partnerships, and volunteers by providing resources for clean and healthy living and teaching clothes washing techniques to the youth.

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The goal is to formulate teams in communities to support street youth in independence and skill settings. 

What Is Our HOPE

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Laundry of Today is a great way to begin friendships. It is a great time to engage in meaningful conversations both those who are committed to the effort, and those who benefit from your care and concern.

 Through the neutral space of a laundromat, every youth and team member can become a friend. this idea teas at the labeled construct of "us" and "them" and erodes the societal, economic and cultural divides that separate people

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Youth Benefits

Encourage reading skills

  • Youth can practice sensory discrimination by sorting the different materials, focusing on their textures.

  • Visual discrimination is refined by sorting by color.

Math Skills

  • Practice counting the number of jeans or towels being put into the washing machine

  • Measurement of laundry detergent. This also can lay a foundation for later fractions practice. 

  • Start to gain a sense of time, estimating how many other activities can be accomplished in the same amount of time.

  • It provides time management and scheduling practice.

Writing Skills

  • Exercises the finger and hand muscles

  • Used when folding and rolling clothes to be put away

  • Write out a list or a plan for how to do the laundry

Folding Clothes
Loading the Washing Machine
Loading the Washing Machine

 Reasons Why Youth Should Learn to Do Their Own Laundry

  • Teaches responsibility

  • It teaches how to take care of and respect one’s belongings

  • It teaches something they are going to have to know how to do eventually 

  • It creates a sense of pride and independence

Immediate Needs

  • 6 teams of at least 2-4 people

  • Large buckets(s) of powdered or liquid detergent

  • Dryer sheets

  • Garbage Bags

  • Kind Hearts

  • Lots of quarters

  • Pen & paper

When you make a donation using this information, your donation will be used to provide ground breaking changes. 

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YOUTH LAUNDRY NEEDS

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TEAMS

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PARTNERSHIPS
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Laundry Activities

  1. HOW DO WE FINANCE LAUNDRY OF TODAY AND MAKE IT SUSTAINABLE?

Quarter collection: Purchase or make cheap coin con­tainers, put the containers into the hands of people, their homes, local business, faith communities, schools, dorm rooms, etc.

Local sponsorships: Individual or business, one time or ongoing.

Detergent drop off: As people in your network go gro­cery shopping, encourage them to pick up an additional box of powdered detergent and drop if off at your Laun­dry of Today location.

     2. Volunteer

We sometimes forget that one helpful way of giving back is by volunteering. Contact a us ahead of time and see how you can help.

     3. Donate laundry soap, soft sheets, garbage bags

That sweater you swore you would wear this fall (and never saw the daylight), can be of use. Go through your closet and donate any articles of clothing you know you're not going to wear again (or ever).

Laundry Dates

Month

Date

Day

January

2022

Wednesday

January

2022

Thursday

January

2022

Wednesday

January

2022

Thursday

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We’re so thankful to everyone who supports us. It gave us hope to live a long life full of love