What Mesa Laundromaut was awarded over $5,000 from FirstBank?
Social Spin Laundromat, a coin-operated laundromat at 1255 E. Southern Avenue, received $5,000 as well as an additional $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit of its choice. FirstBank said in a release that the two companies were among 10 in Arizona, Colorado, and California that it wanted to salute for its contributions during the pandemic.
How did Social Spin help neighbors in need?
Social Spin Laundromat host weekly events called #WashWithCare on Wednesdays. We offer free laundry access to those who need it. During the pandemic, we could still expand our giving by hiring food trucks and local caterers to provide free food and meal kits during our weekly free laundry events.
“In the end, an incredible 475 free meals were given out each week.”FirstBank
What drives Social Spin Laundromaut to keep giving back to the community?
Founded in 2017 by Christy Moore, a professional social worker with 20 years of nonprofit experience, calls itself “a community of champions.”
“Our business model and conscious capitalism drive our ‘pay it forward’ practices,” you can find this listed on our website, adding that it aims to “create human-centered spaces that transform neighborhoods and the laundromat industry.”
“Social Spin has since grown into a team that represents all abilities and life-stages,” listed on our website. “We have dedicated textile experts who consistently show up and take care of your laundry and you.”
We champion volunteering, “To volunteer is to offer oneself time, heart, energy; to enrich a vision that uplifts us all. Volunteering is an action to strengthen community and cause.”
We also provide on-the-job training for people with barriers to employment, including youth transitioning from foster care, individuals formerly incarcerated, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How does FirstBack continue to give back to the community?
FirstBank also gave a similar award to Envision Painting of Gilbert for painting the homes of needy people for free.
“At FirstBank, ‘Good Business’ means giving back to the community by dedicating time and energy, volunteering, and helping charitable causes to make a deep and meaningful impact”Joel Johnson, East Valley market president at FirstBank.
“Each business that entered our Good Business Contest has left us inspired with the wonderful work they all are doing in the community, but Envision Painting and Social Spin really amazed us with all that they have been doing.”
Honorable Mention: This article was paraphrased from an article written by the good people over at East Valley Tribune.