On Monday, July 2nd Laundry Love Rockford launched programs with two new partners, answering God's call and our promise to serve "the neediest of the needy".
On the first Monday of each month we will offer free laundry services to homeless and mentally ill clients of Rockford's Jubilee Center (a ministry of Shelter Care Ministries) and newly settled refugee families being served by Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program.
Our first month was a "soft launch", giving us time to train new volunteers and make sure we had procedures in place. But by August 1st we had it down! So far this new wash day program has served 30 clients and washed about 200lbs. of laundry. We expect that will grow as word about the program gets out.
We could not have asked for a better group of volunteers than we had in Kris Tukker, Judy Miller, Sandy Carter and Tawnya Mayer-Owens who overwhelm us with their hard work!
Financial support from local congregations, civic organizations, corporations and generous individuals is what keeps Laundry Live Rockford going. Please consider a generous gift as God calls you.
**Please note, the new wash day on the 1st Monday of each month is different from our Open Laundry Night program, which continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Clients for the 1st Monday wash day will need to pre-register through Catholic Charities by contacting their case manager or through Jubilee Center by registering with Laundry Love representatives at their communal meal on the last Wednesday of every month.**