Giving people a fresh start through shower and laundry services
 
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Our Mission:

To offer people access to clean and safe showers and laundry services, providing those in need with a fresh start.  

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For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
— Matthew 25:35
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Our Mission

To give people a fresh start by providing showers and laundry service.

Have you ever gone without showering for more than a couple days?  Imagine weeks and months at a time without that luxury.  Imagine not having a safe place in which to wash up, or not having a clean change of clothes.  
In January 2015, a diverse group of metro Detroiters came together to found Corner Shower and Laundry where mostly homeless guest can have that safe place, and their dignity, as they shower and do laundry.  

Please join us in this mission.

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Impact

Each year the Corner Shower and Laundry will provide:

7,000

Showers

 

2,000

clean loads of laundry

 

20

people employment

 

Project Overview

 

Progress

Corner Shower and Laundry has completed Phase 1 of construction.  Phase 1 included the internal demolition and preparation of the facilities, concrete installation, boiler purchase and installation, rough electrical and plumbing and rough framing of the facilities.   

Commercial Laundry & Supportive Employment

Our long range plans include providing a supportive employment program for our guests when we launch commercial laundry services.  This will provide a revenue stream for operations.  Nearby, Michigan Avenue businesses such as Slow’s BBQ have already expressed interest in the service.

The shower and laundry for homeless guests includes: 

  • Reception area with lavatory

  • Shower facility with 4 private shower stalls, 3 sink stations and a lavatory

  • Laundry facility with 3 washers and dryers and counters for folding

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“[True] righteousness is one who believes in god, the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives charity; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous."

Surat Al-Baqarah 2:177 

 

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Get Involved

We need your support to complete construction and build this program.

Volunteer opportunities

Share your time & talents.

With each phase, new opportunities abound.

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Make a Donation

Both in-kind & cash donations are the foundation of our success.

 

 

Your Support Matters

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Make a Donation

We need $91,323 before we can begin the next phase.
Help us meet our goal!

The Corner Shower and Laundry has raised $119,994 from 251 individuals, families, faith and other institutions. We are proud that 99% of donations go directly to our project.