Laundry Project brightens clothes and spirits

Tampa, Florida - Most of us can relate to the delicious feeling of crawling into bed with clean sheets. And clean clothes? Well, we just take those for granted. If something's dirty, just pop it into the washer... right?

However, for some folks, washing clothes isn't so easy. They've got to haul them to the laundry mat and pop in quarter, after quarter, after quarter. And it may be something they can't afford to do too often.

And that's where The Laundry Project comes in. Started by Jason Sowell six years ago, the concept is a simple one: go to a laundry mat, find families in need, and pay to do their wash. Since that first load, The Laundry Project has helped nearly 4,000 families.

"Our hope is to come into a laundry mat and help people leave with some hope, because we've shown some unconditional love to them by helping with laundry," says Sowell. "It's a simple idea, but that's what I believe changes the world."

The Laundry Project has frequent events. There is one scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at Big Wash College Hill, at 3616 N. 29th Street, Tampa. It runs from 10 am – 1 pm.

The Laundry Project is funded by Sowell's not-for-profit called Current of Tampa Bay. Donations and volunteers are always needed. To find out how you can help click here.


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