We asked Adam & Stephanie to share their experience at Laundry Love Rogers this month. As you can see from their time there Laundry Love continues to be a place where compassion becomes the norm & unconditional grace is offered.
Rogers Laundry Love Project proved to be another impactful night in July. The place was teaming with children from many families. Many familiar faces, and a few new ones too.
Melissa came for the first time, after hearing about LLP while having lunch with her family at the Samaritan House Community Center. She and her husband and three children just moved here from Missouri. They are struggling financially, and when they heard about Laundry Love, she was excited for clean clothes for her family of five. She asked about how she could "pay back" the kindness, and I was able to share about Cobblestone Project and the volunteer opportunities all over the community for her to get plugged into. She said she was going to head to the library and use their computer to check out the website.
There were some other new faces, a single Mom, Tonya, was there with her daughter, and her friend, Kendra. They were uncertain at first what the "catch" was to the gift of clean clothes, but once they were assured it was a free offering, they were able to enjoy the meal provided and meet some of the others there. Her daughter enjoyed meeting the other kids and participating in the coloring and nail painting in bright colors!
It is always great to see the familiar faces that return each month and continue the conversations with them. New relationships are forming, and others are developing. Another night of community lived out in Rogers.
Yes, Laundry is the theme, but it's not about the laundry. We are so thankful for all the people that continue to sacrifice their time and resources to make Laundry Love a reality.
For more information on how you can be a part of Laundry Love, please visit the Laundry Love initiative webpage.
Laundry Love is hosted by Cobblestone Project here in NW Arkansas, but it is the creation of Just One and we are thankful for their friendship and support.