Wins for Kansas: Project Laundry

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When money is tight, it seems like everything becomes a big expense. But a Wichita non-profit group is helping with an everyday cost that many people take for granted.

A load of laundry may be an afterthought to you, but not to Adam Voncannon. "We see grandmas and grandpas who are raising their grandkids," he related. "We see everyone there. We see the single homeless men, we see.... single homeless women. We see everything."
Voncannon is the President of Project Laundry. Every few weeks, the group puts up flyers inviting the public to a local washateria to wash and dry their clothes for free.

"It's anybody and everybody," Voncannon said. "We don't look at any income guidelines. You just come in and we assign you a washer and dryer. There are no requirements other than a need."

It may come as a surprise to learn many people don't have the money to pay to wash their clothes. "It's one of those quiet parts of poverty, one of those unnoticed parts of poverty," Voncannon said.

Project Laundry is helping, and our Wins for Kansas partner DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers wanted to help them. The firm provided a $500 grant.

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