Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Our storage room looks like a appliance outlet.About six months ago, all of our washers and dryers broke. Well, not all of them. But almost all of them. One by one. Over the course of about 3 weeks. It may not seem like a big deal, but since we have commerical washers in both shelters and residential washers and dryers in all three clinics (and two at our Spay Neuter Center in Oakland), it was a very big deal. The build up of dirty towels and blankets was out of control.
And of course, we don't have the funds to buy new washers and dryers...or even used washers and dryers, so we had to get creative.
I posted a message on Berkeley Parents Network, an on-line community for all things child related in the East Bay, asking for donations of washers and dryers. And boy, did those parents come through. Not only did we get enough to replace the broken ones, we have several washers and dryers in reserve just waiting for the next one to break. It's great. Our storage room looks like an appliance outlet.