9/27/18 Free Family Fun Art Laundry Bags for our Community post Florence
Please join us on Thursday, September 27th between 12:00 and 8:00 as we artfully embellish bags that will be used to help provide clean laundry to those who are amidst the recovery from Hurricane Florence. Many of these folks are right here in our community, and it's our hope that they'll be uplifted by the art and the sentiments that we add to these.
Spend all day or spend ten minutes with us.
No experience is needed.
Beginners are welcome.
Guests of all ages are invited to participate.
A Potluck will likely appear during our time together. Please feel free to bring a savory or a sweet snack to share.
If you can't join us on Thursday, local relief providers involved with this project are also seeking donations of laundry detergent, unscented dryer sheets, bleach, 10 or 13 gallon unscented drawstring garbage bags, and quarters for the laundromat. You may leave these items at ARTworks Vass during regular business hours.
Options for additional volunteer opportunities in this effort exist, and information will be available during Thursday's Free Family Friendly Event.
Organizer Christina Lutz explains, "...one small but significant way to serve is to decorate laundry bags with scripture or words of encouragement. These bags are given with clean laundry to both relief workers on site and victims of an event at shelters. Most of the time when the laundry trailers are deployed, the teams wash from 30 to 100 loads of laundry a day. This provides hope and encouragement in a basic but much needed and thoughtful way. This is a wonderful outreach that can be done by children's groups, women's groups or youth groups and there is always a need."