City of Akron Hosting Free Tumble Together Thursday Event on February 15

Akron, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2024  — Today, Mayor Malik is announcing the City of Akron will host a Tumble Together Thursday event at the Super Clean Laundromat located at 1739 Brittain Rd. on Thursday Feb. 15 from 4-8pm. The event provides free washing and drying for up to two loads of laundry per person. The event is only open to City of Akron residents.

The city has hosted two previous Tumble Together Thursday events in the last month helping 50 families do over 100 loads of laundry. This program was made possible through grant funding from ServeOhio, the state's Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The city has partnered with the Summit County Continuum of Care to help run and promote these events.

“We’ve seen a real need for these free washing and drying events in our communities,” said Mayor Malik. “Not everyone has access to a washer or dryer in their home or apartment and when you’re on a tight budget, clean laundry can become a luxury. I believe everyone deserves the dignity of clean clothing and I thank ServeOhio for their initial grant funding which made this program possible. We are now looking into how we can keep providing this service on a more permanent basis.”

City representatives will be on hand for Thursday’s event to help residents get their free washing and drying.

Stephanie Marsh, Director of Communications or 330-256-1191