Clean clothes make one feels safe, special, important and validated. Having clean clothes can mean the difference between having and keeping a job. It can mean the difference in a good day at school. It can mean the difference between living a life of dignity and feeling valued.
I volunteer for Laundry Love because it is an amazing ministry that provides clean clothes, towels, and bedding for families. The children are able to take a break from daily life, make a craft to call their own, share in making memories, and be embraced in love. Most of all, Laundry Love provides a safe haven for a few hours, true compassion, and a sense of dignity. The families and children are welcomed and loved. The smiles on their faces, the giant hugs from the children, and the joy that they leave with is why I volunteer.