How Your Choice To Use HappyNest Is Helping A Community
This February we’re joining hands with the LaundryCares Foundation to highlight their mission of promoting literacy and family wellbeing in underserved communities
LCF was formed in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina and the then-urgent need for people impacted by the hurricane to be able to clean their clothes. In line with their vision to build strong communities, they then partnered with Too Small To Fail – the early childhood initiative of the Clinton Foundation, and Libraries without Borders to offer critical and high-quality early literacy activities to young children and their families who need it most.
In 2018 they collaborated with children’s library leaders to create a prototype of an Early Learning Play Space to be tucked into the laundromat. These early childhood spaces are essentially a “kit of parts” that include furniture, books and learning activities customized for each laundromat in partnership with Lakeshore Learning. Through a partnership with Scholastic Publishing, laundromats who purchase the nooks also receive monthly shipments of new bilingual picture books. Books routinely go home with kids to build a home library and foster book-ownership for laundromat-going young children.
This February HappyNest is contributing a portion of the proceeds from every laundry pickup to the LaundryCares Foundation.