We began LaundryLove because it was a simple idea that we could quickly enact and that stood to assist a lot of people, which it has. As our regular volunteer Remy observed after his first evening, it's not just the laundry. It's the hope it provides when people know that someone cares. I guess that's why laundry and love remain connected in the title. We see this as month after month the same people return. They become part of our lives and we, theirs. This also happens with volunteers as we share experiences and ourselves. This month we shared our project with two groups of people from churches in Los Angeles and Silver Lake. They wanted to know how we do it so that they could start an event as well. An idea spreads.
Our next LaundryLove takes place on July 10 at 7:30 PM at the laundromat on the south east corner of Garfield and Beach in Huntington Beach. Please come down and join us. Or if you are unable but still wish to help, you can hit the "donate" button on this page. It may be a small thing, but it is a way to offer tangible help and to not turn your head when you see someone who needs help. So often we pass them and don't know what to do. Start here. As Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Be part of the change. Join us.