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By Radian Inc.
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About this project

A Worthwhile Cause

Think about how great you feel when you put on a clean shirt. Think about how confident you feel walking into a job interview looking your best. We sometimes tend to overlook these basic fundamentals of life, but the reality is that so many people don't know what that feels like because they lack access to clean clothes.

For people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty in Denver, Colorado, not having access to clean clothes is a proven barrier to success. Primary hygiene needs such as a laundry are often an overlooked but essential for anyone trying to take those first steps towards improving their lives and reaching their full potential.

“Clean clothes work wonders on my mental and physical hygiene," says Marcus Harris, who was once a member of the 6,000 homeless people living in Denver, Colorado. In response to this vital issue, Marcus, along with some innovative thinkers in the community, have introduced a plan for a mobile laundry service to help this population. 

The goal is simple: to support this underserved community of Denver one clean shirt at a time. We need your help to fund this social impact and civic design program. Every dollar raised will go directly into building and maintaining the truck.

Change that Counts 

Our goal is simple: to support this under-served community one clean shirt at a time. Bayaud Enterprises in collaboration with Radian Inc. are proud to introduce a plan for a mobile laundry service to help alleviate the financial, health, and safety issues that arise when adequate laundry services are not readily available.

We are on the precipice of a new era in addressing the urgent needs of this population, where homeless individuals are taking the lead in their own journey out of poverty. This is our chance to make a real difference. We need your help to make this concept come to life.

Design Elements 

In the Spring of 2016, Bayaud Enterprises retired a commercial truck that was used in their paper shredder business. Rather than sell the truck, they saw an opportunity to create a mobile laundry truck. An innovative idea, the laundry truck will include six stacked washer and dryer units, a utility sink, an outreach desk, a folding table, and a water heater. In its first year, the truck will service the community three days per week, eight hours per day. Its projected load cycle for the first year is 8,250 loads of laundry.

Outcomes 

The anticipated outcome of The Laundry Truck is of course the build-out of an aesthetically pleasing and inviting unit. In addition, The Laundry Truck will serve as a location to promote educational services for the target community as well as job training. We are on the precipice of a new era in addressing the urgent needs of people experiencing poverty and homelessness, where homeless individuals are taking the lead in their own journey out of poverty. This is our chance to make a real difference. We need your help to make this concept come to life. 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest barrier at present is that this project is still in the concept mode. We hope that we can still convey our project's goals as we work to raise funds to build this truck to completion.

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    An official collectors Laundry Truck laundry bag and a personalized note thank you for your support.

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    Individual donors participating at this level will be invited to be members of the Laundry Truck Giving Circle, a group of founding supporters of Denver’s first Mobile Laundry Service!

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