RIPON, Wis. — Alliance Laundry Systems, a manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment, reports it has launched a charitable giving initiative, Alliance Laundry Cares.
Through Alliance Laundry Cares, the company says it will address the basic need for cleanliness, comfort and dignity for those most vulnerable in the global communities where its team members live and work.
“Most of us give little thought to clean clothes,” says Amanda Kopetsky, vice president of global human resources. “We wake up, grab fresh clothing and go about our day. It is a routine that can easily be taken for granted.
“There are people right now in our communities who don’t have that same access and we want to help fill that need and provide the dignity that comes with it.
“At Alliance Laundry Systems, we make the best laundry equipment in the world and with our equipment and expertise, we’re uniquely positioned to support the organizations that help people with this necessity when they need it most.”
Alliance has a long history of charitable giving, going back to the company’s founding in 1908. Alliance Laundry Cares takes this giving to a new level and focuses on what Alliance does best, making the world cleaner by being the premium provider of laundry solutions, it says.
With donations of laundry equipment, expertise and financial support, Alliance Laundry Cares primarily focuses on four key areas of need in its communities: domestic abuse shelters, homeless shelters, animal rescue and shelters, and schools and education.
For its first donation, Alliance Laundry Cares partnered with Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Christine Ann provides domestic violence emergency shelter and abuse programs in Winnebago and Green Lake Counties.
Alliance gave the shelter four sets of washers and dryers, including delivery and installation, for the shelter clients and staff.
“The families and individuals we serve often need to quickly leave their homes with few possessions,” says Beth Oswald, executive director of Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.
“We supply bedding, towels, and clothing and that means a lot of laundry. Having these brand-new washers and dryers means so much to our facility. Clean laundry helps our clients feel comfortable and cared for during their stay with us.”
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