Laundry for kids

$3,760 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 6 months
Created May 13, 2018
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Midtown South Community Council supports "Laundry For Kids"

In New York City, 1 in 7 public school students will be homeless during elementary school. That is more than 140,000 children in the past six years.

Homelessness is more than a lack of housing. These children are not only struggling with maintaining a place to sleep, but also attending school, succeeding academically, and accessing supports for their additional educational and behavioral needs. , 2018 

District 2 of the New York City Public Schools System has over 200 elementary school children temporarily housed in shelters and hotels that do not have laundry services.  All across the country, clean clothes have proven to reduce absenteeism and stigmatism of students living in poverty.

View Laundry For Kids Proposal's short, mid, and long term solutions on Google Docs here .

View Homeless and Housing Study on Google Docs here  .

View additional information from Midtown South Community Council's  video library here .

Every child needs to go to school confident and ready to learn.  You can help make that happen.

We are reaching out to you in hopes that you will join the effort. 

Midtown South Community Council is committed to helping these children. 

With as little as $12 you can cover the cost of one large load of laundry. 

All donations received will be used to purchase laundry certificates at participating laundromats in midtown Manhattan and or the certificates will be given to families in need. 

Immediate funding is needed for laundry facility certificates for short term solutions. 

 We hope that you will donate to Laundry for Kids!

Goal: $5,000

End date: August 31, 2018

Midtown South Community Council is a 501c3 non-profit organizing for an improved quality of life.

See also the Council's general funds GoFundMe campaign
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Hello All!

We're almost there!

I paid for 15 more children to have their laundry washed. I am sure they were getting ready for that first day of school.

The gift cards are being tracked. We're hoping to get some testimonials later in the school year.

We're working on a temporary space for laundry services so they can wash and attend workshops simultaneously. And we're pushing NYCHA to give us a large space to do add multi commercial washers and dryers to service shelters, NYCHA residents, and other public!

Your participation and support warms the heart!

Midtown South Community Council
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Thank you so much for your contribution! We want you to know what your gift of giving is doing for the children who are suffering from homelessness.
So far we’ve raised a little over $3,000.00, and thanks to you and everyones generosity, we’re nearing our goals!

Your donation helped give twenty-six families some relief prior to the recent summer break, and will give the children a great start for the coming school year! No one should have to make a decision between laundry service and putting food in their tummies. The kindness you’ve shown is very appreciated and will go a long way!

This an important issue for the Midtown South Community Council and Homeless and Housing committee. We’ve been very busy since posting our Laundry for Kids campaign, talking with people about installations of laundry machines, looking for temporary and permanent spaces, and planning for workshops too.

Please join us at our Midtown South Community Meetings or Homeless and Housing meetings. Your participation will be most welcomed!

meeting is ...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (First Tues. of every month)
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Where: Urban Pathways, 575 8th Avenue, 16th Fl

Our Next MSCC meeting is...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 (Third Thursday of every month)
Time: 7:00pm
Where: The Hotel New Yorker, 481 8th Avenue (34th Street & 8th Avenue)

To contact us:
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Raised by 49 people in 6 months
Created May 13, 2018
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