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Free Laundry and Literacy Day Planned at Texas Business

Abilene’s Laundry Luv to cut ribbon on new Read, Play & Learn space Dec. 7

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — On Wednesday, December 7, the LaundryCares Foundation will welcome the community of Abilene, Texas, to experience a Free Laundry and Literacy Day event at a local business called Laundry Luv.

Guests can enjoy complimentary laundry services and cleaning products, plus free food and fun activities for children and adults, from 2 to 6 p.m. There is no limit to the amount of clothing and linens that can be brought in to wash and dry for free during the four-hour event.

Located at 3202 N. 1st St., Ste. A, in Abilene, Laundry Luv will unveil its new Read, Play & Learn space where children have access to literacy-rich materials while their caregivers launder clothes. Local leadership and Abilene Public Library staff will officiate a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 to formally open the space. Immediately afterward, librarians will host a story time and remain on-site for families to sign up for library cards and learn about laundry programs.

Throughout the afternoon, children can play educational games, participate in reading activities, and receive a free book from Scholastic and Sesame Street. The LaundryCares Foundation will also hand out Sesame Street printed toolkits for parents to use at home.

Read, Play & Learn spaces, open in select laundromats across the country, offer safe, comfortable learning environments to support school readiness, a need that is often unmet in underserved communities. The programs are made possible through the LaundryCares Foundation and Too Small to Fail, who together formed the Laundry Literacy Coalition to help support young children’s early language development.

 

LaundryCares Plans Free Laundry & Literacy Day

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