Jun 20, 2022
College of the Ozarks Education Department participates in Laundry Love
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — This past spring semester the College of the Ozarks Education Department partnered with The Grove Christian Church to participate in Laundry Love, an initiative that helps wash the clothes and bedding of individuals or families in need. College of the Ozarks students participated in Laundry Love every month throughout the past school year. They began each Monday evening by starting the washers, handing out detergent and dryer sheets, loading the laundry, and finished by serving everyone dinner. Laundry Love takes place on the first and third Monday of every month. The Education Department chose to get involved in this organization in order to serve the Branson community. Education professors wanted their students to have the opportunity to give in this way and see the impact it would have on people.
“The students we took were amazing,” said Dr. Christy Patrick, associate professor of education. “One night we had so many students there we didn’t even need all of them. The students would just sit down and talk to parents as they ate their dinner and then play with their kids.”
More About Laundry Love
Laundry Love is a neighboring movement that partners with groups, schools, and local laundromats to wash the clothes and bedding of low-income and/or no-income families and person(s). The Laundry Love initiative consists of regular opportunities to come alongside people who are struggling financially by assisting them with their laundry. Laundry Love sees the laundromat as a place where strangers become friends, people are known by name, hope is hustled, and the worth of every human being is acknowledged and celebrated.
To read more about Laundry Love, visit https://laundrylove.org/.