We have been hinting for a couple of weeks and are now ready to make an official announcement. We have been abundantly blessed in the last (almost) 2 years since assuming responsibility for Laundry Love. The generosity shown by local congregations, organizations and individuals has been overwhelming. Since July 2016 Laundry Love has raised almost $10,000 and served about 900 people. We had reached a crossroads where, to continue to grow and serve, we needed to seek a partner. As of March 1st, Laundry Love Rockford is officially an outreach of Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries. Bob and Dave will continue to have primary responsibility for fundraising and administration of the program. This partnership provides us with financial oversight and accountability, access to liability insurance, the official designation as being a 501c(3) organization and MANY other advantages. We took this step carefully and prayerfully and could not be happier with our new partners and friends at RALM! There may be some changes in procedures or how we receive donations and we will keep you informed as they happen. It has been our privilege to lead this program and we hope to continue to do so for many years to come.
While we work out details on banking and other administrative procedures with the leadership at RALM we will temporarily be unable to accept donations online. We are working hard and will have this feature restored as quickly as possible. In the mean time if you wish to donate (and we hope you do!) please contact one of the Program Coordinators, Bob or Dave. Their phone and email contact information is listed on the right of this page, towards the bottom.
We will be hosting a "re-launch" party for Laundry Love as a RALM Ministry on Sunday afternoon, June 3rd from 3 to 5pm at Katies Cup in Rockford at 502 7th Street. Click here for a map or directions to Katie's Cup.