A non-profit organization makes it easier for New York residents to do their laundry for free.
The Laundry Project, a pop-up initiative, helps reduce the cost of laundry services across the United States.
Current Initiatives, a non-profit organization, launched The Laundry Project in 2008.
Since its inception, it has cleaned more than 200,000 loads of laundry for free.
It now has 800 laundry service projects in 51 cities and plans to create more.
Current Initiatives founder Jason Souell said that with people being made redundant due to the pandemic, it is only a glimmer of hope.
âWhat we’re doing here is taking over a laundromat for a few hours and providing free laundry services to families who come in,â says Souell. âIt’s a surprise for them today.
Residents say it is “very good” that the organization is doing this for the community.
âI actually smiled, because it was different,â says one client. “I’ve never seen him before.”
The goal of current initiatives is to have pop-up laundry services in all 50 states.
The association’s volunteers included the New York City Football Club Supporters Group and Third Rails, who helped load laundry cards for customers.