what is the laundry truck la?
The Laundry Truck LA is a free mobile laundry service that will provide many families, men, women & children experiencing homelessness in the downtown and greater Los Angeles area with clean clothes. As we grow, our mission is to expand and reach other communities across the country.
Development and fundraising efforts are being led by Dolan Group Inc., a Los Angeles-based, modern, socially responsible fashion company.
how does it work?
We have a motivated team who will run the day-to-day operations. The truck will be outfitted with multiple washer/dryer sets and will operate for 4 hours a day, 3-5 days a week totaling up to 5,000 loads per year! Operations are scheduled to go live Fall of 2018. Information on upcoming volunteer opportunities coming soon!
why do we need it?
Accessible personal care services, like laundry, truly impacts lives, and can make the difference in securing employment or housing. With the LA Fashion District situated alongside the community of Skid Row, Dolan's mission to serve the homeless became clear. Did you know LA County's homeless population is 2nd highest in the nation at 57.8k, and unofficially estimated over 100k, 74% unsheltered? This includes thousands of children under the age of 18, and of the unsheltered population, it’s estimated that over 30k are women.
Our goal is to build awareness for this cause and come together to bring this much needed service to our neighboring communities.
1ST YEAR funding progress
how can you help?
$150,000 is the financial need to cover our first fully outfitted truck & trailer, and cover operations for 1 year. The Laundry Truck LA is funded 3 ways: