Have you ever washed your clothes in a laundromat? You lug your heavy laundry bags inside where you’d feel wafts of warm steamy air scented mildly with laundry detergent. After scanning the room for a couple of empty machines, you need quarters. Lots of quarters to feed the washers and dryers. Washing and drying clothes in a laundromat can cost $10 in quarters each week. That’s a significant expense for a family living on a minimum wage income.
Now, imagine a single mom with a baby in a backpack or shepherding small kids into the laundromat to do the weekly wash. All week the family has to be putting aside coins so they can arrive awash with quarters.
Please join Advocates for Women who are collecting quarters for newly housed women living in transitional housing at Pathways for Women, a YWCA program. Let’s help make these women awash in quarters this fall. We hope to collect 1000 quarters. Just 8 quarters will wash or dry a load of laundry. Each Sunday in September and October, please drop your quarters in the collection bottle on the Social Justice desk in the Narthex.