Nominations are now open for community groups in need to be granted a brand new dryer, and coming in to winter, the timing could not be better.
South-west Logan residents are being asked to nominate a group in this year’s Dryers for Communities initiative run by The Good Guys.
Some ideas for nominations include child care centre or kindergarten, an aged care facility, an animal shelter, a sporting club or even a family.
In addition to the Dryers for Communities program, The Good Guys Browns Plains are doubling their donation to Orange Sky Laundry, a free mobile laundry service for homeless in Australia.
The double donations are being contributed through the sale of laundry products made in-store until the end of the financial year.
Orange Sky Laundry co-founder Nicholas Marchesi said it was great to support the Doing Good program.
“This means they can support the basic human right of clean clothes,” he said.
“This is just really important.
Mr Marchesi said allowing people to wash and dry their clothing increases respect and health and reduces strain on other community organisations.
“It allows groups to better connect to their community.
“By having another resource means that they (community groups) can help out too, more help for the community.”
The Good Guys Browns Plains Proprietor, Russell Daniells said as part of the Doing Good program they support Orange Sky Laundry to provide washing and drying facilities to Australia’s homeless.
“So it seemed fitting at this time of year to find other groups in the community who need a dyer and continue our assistance at a local level,” he said.
“Every $6 we donate to Orange Sky Laundry enables them to do another load of washing so we are aiming to fund over 800 additional loads of washing for people living without a home this winter.
“We’re always looking to support people in need and organisations that make a difference in the local community and this winter it’s by ensuring they have the equipment to provide dry, clean clothes and linen.
“During the colder months it is hard to wash and dry clothes and linen without a dryer, especially when you have a lot to wash, so we encourage members of our community to submit a deserving recipient to receive a brand new dryer.”
Orange Sky Laundry pull their van into People’s Place Park in Logan Central every Friday night.
Nominate a community group here.
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