Monday, November 20, 2017

You Can Donate Online!

The donation page opens in a new window.  To donate to Laundry Love just look for it under "Special Gifts"

About your donation:
Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL acts as sponsor and fiscal agent for Laundry Love and their name will appear on your statement after your donation.  Laundry Love funds are kept separate from other church funds and are ONLY used for Laundry Love.  Laundry Love coordinators are accountable for their finances and record-keeping to the Finance Ministry and the Church Council at Emmanuel Lutheran.   Emmanuel Lutheran is over 100 years old and pledges to be a good steward of your donation!  For a report of Laundry Love's finances and cash on hand please contact one of the program coordinators.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Program Requirements

The Laundry Love Program provides free laundry services to the needy on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Charles Street Laundromat (2125 Charles St.).  Clean laundry is one of our most basic needs.  Unwashed clothes and bedding can harbor diseases or parasites.  Children attending school without clean clothes are often teased or stigmatized.  Laundry Love exists to help alleviate the strain that poor health and hygiene places on the most vulnerable members of our community. 

Q: Who can bring laundry to wash?
A: The program is open to anyone who can demonstrate need by presenting their LINK Card or Medicaid Card and another form of ID.  Individuals who present as homeless can do laundry on their 1st visit but will need to present a referral from a social service agency or other information on subsequent visits.  Local pastors and social service agencies may contact one of the program coordinators to provide referrals for people with special circumstances or who lack documentation.

Q: When is laundry night?
A: Laundry night is the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm.  Registration starts at 5:30pm.  Due to time restrictions and the capacity of the laundromat we are able to accept the first 24 clients or until 7pm (whichever comes first).

Q: Where is Laundry Love?
A: Laundry nights are held at Charles Street Laundromat (2125 Charles St.). The laundromat is easily accessible by public transportation on the RMTD Charles St. #12 route. Administration for the program is handled at Spring Creek United Church of Christ.

Q: How much laundry can they do?
A: 3 medium-sized loads (approximately 18lbs. each) for an individual or 5 medium-sized loads for a family.  (Example: A large laundry basket, mounded full is usually 2 loads.) Detergent and supplies are provided.