Funded – Free #Loadsoflove Laundry Day in DC Ward 8
Funded: #LoadsOfLove Laundry Day for DC’s Ward 8 Residents
Project: Three Young Philanthropists activated raise $1,350 host a free community laundry day for families who could afford monthly laundry expenses. Families were recommended by social workers who supported local DC Ward 8 Elementary Schools. The project idea was inspired by one-on-one talks the team participants had with school administrators, teachers and counselors about how they could work together to meet a need in their schools. The feedback was that many children came to school with dirty clothing and as a result were distracted from learning. The laundry day was hosted on May 5, 2013.
Impact: Team involved 60 unique donors in donating $1350 to assist 36 families (to include 75 children) with washing 140 loads of laundry.
Young Philanthropists Participating: Latasha Williams, Ora Wiseman, Kalphria Wilson