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Pop-Up Neighbor

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) and The Laundry Project teamed up to hold Pop Up Neighbor events at SuperMatt Laundromat/Lavandería locations. Pop Up Neighbor events are unexpected opportunities where volunteers make real connections with the community while alleviating the cost of laundry. For three hours, everyone who walks into the laundromat gets their laundry fees paid, thanks to the generosity of The Patterson Foundation.

Since 2018, albeit interrupted by COVD, SCGLR has hosted more than 35 Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry events providing over 1,700 families with nearly 20,000 loads of laundry—that’s a lot of suds!

With appreciation for each volunteer, SCGLR’s lead partners, participating businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and the media, communities are strengthened through caring. Together, we’ve connected with hundreds of children and families, providing books, snacks, and a lot of caring and laughter — yes, in a laundromat!