Community group starts ‘Free Laundry Day’ in Indy

In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, Jose Cortez, 4, sits in a laundry basket while waiting for his mother to finish their laundry during a Laundry Love event in Huntington Beach, Calif. Laundry Love is a growing faith-driven movement that helps people change their lives by letting them change into clean clothes. The organization partners with local laundromats and helps those who are homeless or struggling financially by doing their laundry for free. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A community group made up of single mothers is launching what the hope to be the start of many free laundry days.

Free Laundry Day will be held Saturday, April 2 at Royal Laudromat on Allisonville Road.

The group of women will be there providing free laundry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“This act of kindness where fellow single mothers are surprising unsuspecting women with a free laundry day says to them, ‘You are seen, you are appreciated, keep going, keep working the way you do,'” said Jennifer Magley, the organizer of the event.

Magley reached out to IndyMom and they posted on Facebook about the event. The post garnered a lot of attention from the community.

“When our post went viral on Facebook, I realized we had uncovered a real need in our community,” said Diana Ratcliff, founder of IndyMom. “I never fully appreciated having a washing machine and dryer in my basement or how great the need is in Indianapolis. This is the first of a much greater outreach we hope to provide across Indiana.”

The Stacked Pickle’s owner, Gary Brackett, is providing lunch for the event.

Free Laundry Day is also sponsored through Open Gym Indy, Power Body Language, IndyMom and individual donors.



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