Give some Laundry Love this Saturday

This Saturday, April 7, Current will be doing a special Easter edition of the Laundry Love Project at two different locations simultaneously in Tampa locations.


The Laundry Love project is an initiative in which organization members and community volunteers spend a Saturday at a local laundry mat in a low income community and pay for the laundry for the families of the area.


Essentially, Current turns local laundry mats into community centers where families can get clean laundry, parents can engage in conversation and good spirits with volunteers and neighbors, and their children are entertained with games and activities.


?Easter is an important holiday for many as it draws family and friends together for the weekend," Current Founder/President Jason Sowell said. "Unfortunately, some people will be too embarrassed to spend time with those closest to them due to a common yet overlooked issue-no clean clothing."


"Current provides a helping hand to those who need it," Sowell said. "We want as many families as possible to be able to have their clothes and linens washed and dried for free and to have a memorable Easter. We also invite anyone who is interested in providing assistance to these families to volunteer.?


The Laundry Love Projects always seeks donations of quarters (rolls of $10), coloring books, crayons, laundry baskets and laundry detergent, in addition to volunteers. Donations can be brought to the event on the morning of April 7 or contact Sowell at 727-537-9082. More information about this event can be found online at LaundryByCurrent.org.


The Easter Laundry Love Project will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Big Wash Coin Laundry located at 908 E. Waters Ave., Tampa, and Big Wash College Hill located at 3610 N. 29th St., Tampa. Additionally, the Laundry Love Project is a contestant in Creative Loafing?s Second Annual 10/100/1000 Challenge. If you wish to vote for Current?s Laundry Love Project or any other ideas, visit adproof.creativeloafing.com/challenge.

Current of Tampa Bay is a locally based non-profit organization that strives to educate others on current social initiatives and mobilizing them to bring about change via local projects such as the Laundry Love Project.

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