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 students* increased their attendance during the 2016-17 program.

*Students missing 15 or more days during the school year or an average of 1.5 absences per month.

Care Counts Laundry Program Impact




ATTENDANCE RATE
91%

Attendance rates for high-risk students increased from 82% to 91% during the 2016-17 program.

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

...and counting

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


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