Every day, thousands of kids miss school because they don’t have access to clean clothes.

It’s time for that to change.

The Care Counts laundry program is installing washers and dryers in schools to see how attendance rates are impacted by the simple act of laundry.

0%

of high-risk elementary school students* increased their attendance during the 2017 - 2018 program.

*High-risk elementary school students is defined as elementary students with more than 15 days absent across the 2017-2018 school year (average of 1.5 days or more absent per month)

Care Counts Laundry Program Impact




ATTENDANCE RATE
91%

More than half of participating high-risk students* were no longer at risk for chronic absenteeism.

*High-risk students is defined as elementary and middle school students with more than 15 days absent across the 2017-2018 school year (average of 1.5 days or more absent per month)

According to Teachers Surveyed

2015-2016

89%
of students had increased classroom participation.
95%
of students had more motivation in class.
95%
of students participated in more extracurricular activities.

The program washed an average of nearly 50 loads of laundry per participant during the 2015-16 school year.

Expanding the program with Teach For America

Tracked:

...and counting

Emily Edwards
Social Worker
Holly Harris
Teacher
Monica Kirk
Parent
Christina Dearing
Teacher


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