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Nonprofit serves residents in Clackamas County with clean laundry, personal care and community connection

PIONEER PHOTO: CAROL ROSEN - LoveOne volunteers stood in front of the dryers on Sept. 26 for a Pioneer photo. Unless indicated, they are from Molalla. From the left are Debbie Hoffman, Marcy Jo Griffith, Justine Hively, Sarah Schoenborn, Rhonda Alexander, David Alexander, Dave McAdams from Milwaukie, Tom Johnson from Oregon City, Brandi Johnson from Oregon City, Kerry McCombs from Milwaukie and Jim Rice.

LoveOne began to offer its services in Molalla on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Carol's Coin-Op Café with a barbeque. The program, which offers three free loads of wash and dry with detergents and softeners, will continue the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m.

By just 6 p.m. on their first day, people had brought in 10 loads, and volunteers were available offering their services, food and quarters.

LoveOne is a 501c3 nonprofit serving Clackamas County neighbors in need. It offers clean laundry, personal care resources and a community connection. Molalla is the third city in the county to provide services for people in need. There are also LoveOne groups in Milwaukie and Oregon City. Representatives from those groups were available for the first laundry program in Molalla.

People can help in numerous ways.

Some people might want to host a donation bin for dollars or quarters, offering a jar at work or play where people can donate spare quarters for wash and dry.

Or be a volunteer, and help out on a Wednesday night. All are welcome, from individuals to families, business groups and community groups.

Meals or snacks are always welcome on event nights, or sponsor an event for $250.

Other donations can provide help including heavy-duty trash bags, travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotions, baby/personal cleaning wipes, eye drops, feminine hygiene supplies, nail polish, disposable razors, shaving cream, socks, bottled water, individually wrapped snacks, warm hats, gloves, coats and blankets. Those willing to provide such items can visit drop-off zones at the Hoffman House Antique Mall or Hope Animal Hospital.

People interested in volunteering, making a donation or sponsoring an event night, should contact Sarah Schoenborn at the organization's Facebook page @LoveOneMolalla. Those interested in volunteering, making a financial donation or sponsoring an event night can go online to LoveOneCommunity.org.


Carol Rosen
Reporter
503-266-7507
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