Phoenix High School Builds Laundry Room to Assist Underprivileged Students

Phoenix High School Builds Laundry Room to Assist Underprivileged Students

BY ELLEN GUTOSKEY
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At Maya High School in Phoenix, a large closet off the cafeteria has been converted into a laundry room complete with a washing machine, a dryer, and even laundry detergent—no quarters or cards needed, courtesy of Whirlpool brand's "Care Counts" program. http://bit.ly/38SOtLI
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At Maya High School in Phoenix, Arizona, a large closet off the cafeteria has been converted into a laundry room called “The Missing Sock,” complete with a washing machine, a dryer, and even laundry detergent—no quarters or cards needed.

According to AZFamily, principal John Anderson came up with the idea after realizing that many of the school’s students—more than 30 percent of whom are homeless—were reluctant to even show up for school simply because they didn’t have a way to wash their clothes. After talking to one student in particular, who explained that his family wasn’t providing him with the basic resources he needed in order to succeed in school, Anderson decided it was time for the school itself to step up.

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