A charitable initiative out of eastern California is serving the community by helping the poor do laundry. Laundry Love aims to help people by raising money for detergent, dryer sheets and quarters for the machines. People in need often line up in Huntington Beach waiting to wash their clothes for free, thanks to an idea from a Ventura-based Episcopal church congregation.
According to NPR, this concept began to serve those who "became disillusioned with the traditional church" in an effort to connect and build relationships. For many people this is more than an opportunity to save money or do a chore they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford -- it's also a social gathering where people can engage in meaningful conversation and volunteers passionate about serving the community can get involved.