Clean clothes.

It is easy to take this simple luxury for granted, but when you don’t have access to items such as clean socks, underwear, towels or shirts, it can be a major inconvenience.  Especially when you are a young adult living in a shelter.

*Wearing clean clothes is a sign of self-respect.

*Practicing good personal hygiene is important to be socially acceptable.

Why is this important to Foundation 2?

The Foundation 2 Youth Shelter provides housing for young adults between the ages of 11 and 17 years of age.  We have the ability to house up to 17 youth at a time.  That is a lot of laundry!

Unfortunately, the washing machine at our shelter died a few days after the one year warranty was up.  The wonderful owner at Metro Appliances is working with Foundation 2 to sell us a gently used washer at a discounted rate.  However, one machine isn’t quite enough to keep up with laundry for the number of clients with laundry needs at our facility.  Metro Appliances has suggested a sturdy washer and dryer that will best meet the needs of the clients we serve.  The cost of these appliances is $1,000 per unit for a total cost of $2,000.

How can I help?

Your donation will help us to raise the $2,000 needed to purchase laundry equipment for the Foundation 2 Youth Shelter.  Your donation of any amount will serve as a resource to meet our laundry needs.  This is just another way to let the youth we serve know that someone cares about them during what may otherwise be a stressful time.

To those in crisis, clean clothes mean a lot.

To donate online, please visit

Donations may also be mailed to:

Attn: Elisabeth
Foundation 2

17147 Johnson Ave NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

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