St. Mark's has partnered with St. Luke’s in Darien, St. Paul’s on the Green in Norwalk, and Christ Church in Norwalk to hold Laundry Love on the first Wednesday of each month from 3PM-9PM at Giant Laundry in Norwalk. Laundry Love is a project of the Southwestern Region of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.
Laundry Love is a program designed for assisting those in need in our greater community by providing free laundry services. The Laundry Love initiative consists of regular opportunities to come alongside people who are struggling financially by assisting them with their laundry. Laundry Love partners with local laundromats in cleaning clothes and linens of low-income or no-income families and individuals. The laundromat becomes a place where strangers become friends, kids are known by name, hope is being hustled, and the worth of every human being is acknowledged and celebrated.
Laundry Love originally began with a homeless gentleman living in Ventura Calif. In one conversation he was asked what would impact his life in a way that mattered to him. His response was that if he had clean clothes he thought people would treat him like a human being. This launched a nationwide program and to date, over 1,000,000 loads of laundry and over 750,000 people have been cared for.
CLICK HERE to make a donation to Laundry Love.
If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Elaine Sleath at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Training will be provided.