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Program offers free laundry service for struggling families

Posted at 6:37 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 06:37:25-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A program called "Making Miracles" aims to ensure struggling families with children in Fayette County Schools have clean clothes.

The program is a partnership between Sandy Douglass, the ministry director of Kentuckians Sowing Generosity, and Miracle Bubbles Laundromat in Lexington.

Families are referred to the program through Family Resource Centers at Fayette County Public Schools, according to Douglass.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, they can wash clothes for free at the laundromat. The coins are provided by the owner of Miracle Bubbles, Douglass said.

"It's a really stressful thing when you don't know if you're going to be Sunday morning where you were Friday night," he said, " we try to do our best to make sure that they at least
look good and feel good."

Homelessness is a big problem in Lexington, according to James Hodge, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison for Fayette County Public Schools.

"In our last few years we've had anywhere from 1,000 to 1,300 students at the year's end so it's certainly an issue and epidemic," he said.

The "Making Miracles" program allows families to have one less thing to worry about when it comes to their children.