John Marshall High School Opens of Loads of Love Laundry Center
Joined by 3rd District School Board Representative Kenya Gibson and community members, students and staff at John Marshall High School celebrated the opening of their new Loads of Love laundry center.
The Loads of Love program aims to install laundry facilities in schools and non-profit organizations to directly impact children and their families experiencing challenges with living situations. The goal of the program is to remove a barrier for attendance and participation in programs and sports by providing students with a discreet solution to the challenge of having clean clothes, at no cost to them or their families.
“This is a great opportunity provided by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation to support our students, particularly our students and families having difficulties,” said Dr. William Royal, Principal of John Marshall High School. “Clean clothes is a challenge for struggling families and this can affect student's grades, attendance, and behavior, but ultimately their self esteem.”
The laundry center will provide students and families an opportunity to clean their clothes at no cost. The facilities will operate Monday-Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Families and students can contact Ms. Jallah to schedule an appointment.
“This is another opportunity for our community to come together and support one another,” said Dr. Royal. “John Marshall is proud to partner with the Washington Redskins to support our students and families to build success.”