My kinda place
I would say that I hate washing clothes, but that’s not entirely true. The washing part isn’t that bad. It’s the drying, folding, and putting away that I’m not a big fan of. I really hated washing clothes when we lived in New Jersey because I had to pay to wash and dry our clothes in the laundry in our building. That’s adding insult to injury if you ask me. Even though we are lucky enough to have our own coin-free laundry set up in our townhouse in WV I’m still not chomping at the bit to break out the Tide and fabric softener. I may not like it, but I am thankful that we can just wash our clothes instead of throwing them away and buying new ones every time.
One really great campaign that you might have heard of is Tide Loads of Hope. LOH makes sure that the victims of natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina in 2005, still have their basic necessity of clean clothes met. One truck and a multitude of vans are able to carry 32 energy-efficient washers and dryers. This awesome mobile set-up is capable of washing and drying over 300 loads of laundry a day. Tide and it’s volunteers wash, dry, and fold the clothes for the families, because like me, they believe that giving back is all about the little things. Since they began LOH has washed more than 34,000 loads of laundry and made the day of a countless number of families.
Holy laundry Batman!
You have also probably seen those Electrolux commercials with the beautiful and chipper Kelly Ripa selling washing machines, dryers, and multiple other household appliances. When she’s not slinging laundry or keep Regis in line, she is joining Electrolux in raising money and awareness about the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Kelly is even throwing a virtual tea party where you get to pick your outfit, your tea set, and raise a buck for OCRF. OCRF’s mission is to fund research in order to develop early detection methods and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer deaths of women in the U.S. I don’t know about you, but that number astounds and scares me. Those who research ovarian cancer and fund this admirable cause are heroes in my book for sure.
Buy a Tide Loads of Hope T-shirt of the Tide with the yellow caps!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Donation
So here’s to you washing clothes! I like you a little more than taking out the trash, but not by a lot. You are the reason I’m not the smelly kid at work, and why I can always get the spill stains off of my shirts. You are time-consuming and really no fun at all but you have proved that you can give people in need a real sense of hope. We can use liquid, powder, or even these cool new sheets that also get used in the dryer to get you done. Thanks for helping me remember that I could be washing these clothes with a bar of soap, bucket of water, and a washboard. Yea, that usually shuts me right up.