Love, Dignity and Detergent

Laundry Love consists of regular opportunities to come alongside people who are struggling financially by assisting them with their laundry. Laundry Love partners with agencies and local laundromats in cleaning clothes and linens of low-income or no-income families and individuals. We see the laundromat as a place where strangers become friends, people are known by name, hope is hustled, and the worth of every human being is acknowledged and celebrated. 

When is Laundry Love?

Open Laundry Night happens on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  We gather and begin registering clients at 5:30pm

Where is Laundry Love?

A1 Laundry - 1304 Brooke Rd. - Rockford

How do I register?

There is NO pre-registration.  We provide services on a first-come-first-served basis and assist clients in the order they register.  You will need to bring a photo ID and either a LINK card or your Medicaid eligibility information.

How much laundry can I do?

We typically wash up to 3 loads for an individual or 5 loads for a family.  Helpful hint: a large, full laundry basket usually represents 2 loads.

Do you provide soap and supplies?

Yes.  We have detergent and fabric softener sheets available.

Where can I get more information?

Email us at

Does Laundry Love have services at other times?

Yes.  We have programs that serve clients of Rosecrance and newly settled refugees through Catholic Charities.  Those clients book a time with Laundry Love through their caseworkers.

Can you do laundry in emergencies or when there is great need?

Emergency requests can usually be accommodated.  Please contact one of the program coordinators.  Requests for emergency or unscheduled services can be made by a caseworker from a local agency or your pastor.  Contact information is on the About Us page.

2024 Open Laundry Nights 

March 20

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 20

December 18

Remember:  ALWAYS the 3rd Wednesday of each month 

Click on the image to the right to download a flyer with information and upcoming laundry dates to share with your clients or congregation.

Laundry Love Rockford is a ministry of Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries.  Click on their logo (at left) to learn more about the people who make Laundry Love possible and the congregations waiting to welcome you and your family.