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The Gathering Place’s Laundry Room: Help for Homeless Women

The Gathering Place’s Laundry Room: Help for Homeless Women

As you may know, one of TGP's basic services is providing access to free laundry facilities on site. The importance of this service might be easy to overlook, but clean clothes are essential to basic hygiene and wellness, clean clothes are critical for finding and keeping employment, and clean clothes can make a person feel better and increase their self-respect. We need your help today!

The machines we currently have are household grade and have been in service for nearly ten years. Unfortunately, the over-used machines now require regular and sometimes daily service calls, which can drastically limit access to laundry service while machines are out of order. To address this problem, we need to replace the aging machines with four commercial grade washer/dryer units at a total cost of $14,400. We estimate that this will triple the number of laundry loads that members can complete from 240 to 720 monthly!

The good news is that we have already raised $10,500 (73%) of the total campaign goal and now need the final $3,900 (27%) to finish the campaign! Click the Give Now button above or visit to make your donation now!

Please help us raise the remaining $3,900 needed in our capital/equipment campaign! Your support will make a tangible difference in the lives of hundreds of women and their families. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact Mendy Evans at