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In talking to parents, Gunn discovered that many didnít have easy access to washing machines.

Or if they did have machines, they couldn't always use them because they couldnít afford detergent, or their electricity had been shut off. For these families, laundry had to take a backseat to more pressing needs such as food and rent.

It turned out that when students didnít have clean clothes, they often stayed home from school out of embarrassment. Logan, an eighth-grader, spoke about how difficult it is for others to understand his problem: ďI think people donít talk about not having clean clothes because it makes you want to cry or go home or run away or something. It doesnít feel good.Ē

Gunn reached out to the Whirlpool company to see if it could help, and it donated a washer and dryer to her school. She then invited students who had missed more than 10 days of school to bring in their clothes for laundering. Whirlpool later gave 16 more schools in districts in St. Louis and Fairfield, California, washers and dryers through a new program.

Washers dryers added to 17 schools attendance rates shot up - Business Insider

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In talking to parents, Gunn discovered that many didnít have easy access to washing machines.

Or if they did have machines, they couldn't always use them because they couldnít afford detergent, or their electricity had been shut off. For these families, laundry had to take a backseat to more pressing needs such as food and rent.

It turned out that when students didnít have clean clothes, they often stayed home from school out of embarrassment. Logan, an eighth-grader, spoke about how difficult it is for others to understand his problem: ďI think people donít talk about not having clean clothes because it makes you want to cry or go home or run away or something. It doesnít feel good.Ē

Gunn reached out to the Whirlpool company to see if it could help, and it donated a washer and dryer to her school. She then invited students who had missed more than 10 days of school to bring in their clothes for laundering. Whirlpool later gave 16 more schools in districts in St. Louis and Fairfield, California, washers and dryers through a new program.

Washers dryers added to 17 schools attendance rates shot up - Business Insider

Hmmm My Great great Grandmother didn't have a washing machine either. It was called a bucket of water, washboard and soap. As long as it doesn't cost tax payers anything it's OK but if we are paying for it then we would do better to hand out Fels Naptha and a washboard with our state aid.
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