It wasn't until recently that I had to start going to the laudromat to do my laundry. I know how fortunate I was to have free laundry right in my building. My best friend lived in a unit nearby and had a washer and dryer that I could use whenever I wanted. Then she moved. And now?
I have to dig around for quarters and lug my laundry somewhere else.
I know that other people, especially those living in the city, have to do the same thing. How fun I thought it would be to supply a laundry-doer with quarters for their weekly task!
Date: Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Location: Econ-O-Wash, S. Highland Avenue, Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 5:18 p.m.
A few weeks ago, I went to Giant Eagle's Customer Service desk and asked for two rolls of quarters: one for me and one for a mission.
Turns out, I needed a roll and a half for my own laundry, which left me with $5 for today's mission. Better that than nothing at all, right?
I put the quarters in a little bag and put the bag in a little box. I also included a little note to let the recipient know that I wanted to help with their laundry.
I wrapped it all up in my signature pink and green, and included a little card explaining why the recipient was receiving this gift.
Tonight on my way home from a meeting regarding #helloSAL, I decided to swing by my neighborhood laundromat. As I drove by, I took a peek in the front window.
The laundromat is divided into two halves. The right half had a lot of people in it. The left half, however--the half with the change machine--was empty with the exception of one woman way in the back.
I walked in, pulled out my gift, placed it in the bucket in the change machine, snapped a few photos, and left.
Easy peasy. A nice, clean mission.
No pun intended.