NEW YORK CITY — During National Laundry Day coming up on Friday, more than 70 Laundromax and Clean Rite Center laundry locations under the Laundry Capital Co. LLC umbrella across New York state, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Ohio will be giving away free laundry.
Each location will give away one free laundry load per customer on Friday—patrons should ask their attendant—plus for every customer online pre-registration received at https://bit.ly/ntllaundryday, another laundry load will be donated to All Sisters Evolving Together (ASET) and Safe in My Brother’s Arms (SIMBA).
Those organizations are dedicated to enriching the lives of New York City school students who are homeless and living in temporary housing. They offer support services and environments to encourage achievement and success.
Through the donation of laundry loads, more students will benefit from clean clothes, which is linked to improved school attendance, according to the United Federation of Teachers.
“We are so thankful to receive the laundry card donations,” says Wayne Harris, Students in Temporary Housing regional manager. “SIMBA and ASET are two programs facilitated in partnership with Community Counseling and Mediation. They have been serving homeless high school students for 14 years. Our primary focus is to support positive school attendance. When we gift the parents of our students with the laundry cards, they are ecstatic.”
SIMBA estimates that more than 10% of NYC public school students are homeless and in temporary housing, adds Laundry Capital Chief of Staff Felicia Galitsky.
“We hope to donate 10,000 free loads to these organizations as a result of our National Laundry Day philanthropic campaign,” she says.
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