The story of Laundry Love began with T-Bone (Eric), a homeless 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?” 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 12+ 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 an estimated: 1,000,000 loads of laundry done, over 750,000 people cared for.
Laundry Love is a neighboring movement that partners with individuals, groups and laundromats to care for the poor, vulnerable and marginalized throughout the U.S.
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 exist to see a Laundry Love effort established in all of them. Join us, smuggling love & hustling hope.