The story of Laundry Love began with T-Bone (Eric), a houseless gentleman living in Ventura Calif. In one particular conversation, a question was asked of him: “T-Bone, how can we come alongside your life in a way that would matter to you?” His response was honest and practical. “If I had clean clothes I think people would treat me like a human being.”
Every single Laundry Love effort, or Laundry Love spin off and/or partnership around the U.S. is attached to this man. His desire for worth and welcome is found in us all. We all yearn to be treated as human beings. We never thought that this simple conversation 14 years ago would spark an idea that continues to influence and care for thousands of people every month. The creative and collective energy used to sustain, expand and share Laundry Love with you reminds us that every human being has tremendous worth, value and possibility. Welcome to Laundry Love.
To date: over 1,000,000 loads of laundry, over 750,000 people cared for.
Laundry Love is a neighboring movement that partners with groups, schools and local laundromats to care for the low-income families and individuals.
Laundry Love believes that through the neutral space of a laundromat, every guest and stranger can become a friend. Read more in our FAQ's.
Our dream? There are 30,000+ laundromats nationwide, one in your city & town. We strive to see a Laundry Love location established in every one of them. Join us because clean clothes do matter.