OCEANSIDE, CA, May 17, 2021 - On Tuesday, May 17, 2021, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a Free Laundry and Literacy Day event in collaboration with Too Small to Fail in Oceanside, CA from 11 AM– 4 PM. The location of this event is Pearl Laundry, located at 2039 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054.
Free Laundry & Literacy Day events provide free laundry services and cleaning products plus free food and fun activities for children and adults to enjoy. Laundry owners, distributors, manufacturer employees, and local community members will participate as volunteers helping to facilitate this event. As part of the event, a new Family Read, Play & Learn space will be installed within this laundromat. These literacy play spaces provide a comfortable seating area, high-quality books, toys, and other materials designed to help parents engage in literacy-rich interactions with their children during laundry time. Similar learning spaces have been launched in laundromats across the nation through the Laundry Literacy Coalition – a partnership between Too Small to Fail and the LaundryCares Foundation. An independent evaluation conducted by NYU found that placing “Family Read, Play & Learn” spaces in laundromats had an overwhelmingly positive effect on children’s literacy-related activity during their visit. In total, throughout the course of the evaluation, researchers observed 1,378 instances of literacy related activities in laundromats with these spaces compared to laundromats without them.
Millions of families in under-resourced communities visit laundromats each week to fulfill the basic need of having clean clothes. For many of these families, fulfilling this basic need can often be a challenge. With that in mind, Pearl Laundry, the LaundryCares Foundation, and Too Small to Fail are excited and honored to offer a day of free laundry services for people in the neighborhood. Guests can bring an unlimited amount of laundry to the event and will receive free laundry products to help clean their clothes.
While the guests do their laundry, children can engage in early literacy activities with a local library. Free children’s books will be distributed to the families at the event.
"Everyone is excited to help this new store open its doors and already give back to the neighborhood the business will serve. We’re especially grateful for the installation of the new Family Read, Play & Learn Space here; it’s perfect for this location.” – Dan Naumann, Executive VP, LaundryCares Foundation
About the LaundryCares Foundation
The LaundryCares Foundation is dedicated to helping laundromat owners provide services through their stores such as Free Laundry & Literacy Days and childhood literacy resources to families in underserved communities. Visit the LaundryCares website here. For additional information about this event or the LaundryCares Foundation, please contact Dan Naumann at (630) 953-7920 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Too Small to Fail
Too Small to Fail, the early childhood initiative of the Clinton Foundation, promotes early brain and language development by supporting parents and caregivers with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth. Today, almost 60 percent of children in the United States start kindergarten unprepared, lagging behind their peers in critical language and reading skills. Through partnerships with pediatricians, hospitals, faith-based leaders, community-based organizations, businesses, entertainment industry leaders, and others, Too Small to Fail is meeting parents where they are to help them prepare their children for success in school and beyond. Whether at the pediatrician's office or the playground, Too Small to Fail aims to make small moments big by creating opportunities for meaningful interactions anytime, anywhere. Learn more at the Too Small to Fail website.