Some kids are missing school for the simple fact they do not have clean clothes. Reasons why they don’t have clean clothes ranges from being homeless or families having no money for electricity. A horrible feeling I am sure, knowing that the little money you have goes to food and you can’t wash clothes.
Kids that don’t have clean clothes can be teased or even talked about…a choice they don’t have in most cases.
With the help of Whirlpool, a few schools did a test run of a new program, in which kids who don’t have clean clothes can bring them to school and someone will wash their clothes for them.
How has it helped? Attendance is up…grades are up and spirits are high. Kids being able to not worry about something that seems so simple to us. Families being helped by their communities. This is not because of “bad parenting” in most cases, it is just their reality and they are doing their best