FILE PHOTO: A principal in Tennessee is making sure her student's can have clean clothes by doing the laundry at school.
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Photo: Brandon Bourdages/Shutterstock

School makes sure students have clean laundry by doing wash for them

Copper Ridge Elementary School officials said some students are living on old farms, motels and other transitional housing or even campgrounds, WBIR reported.

Many families, district officials have found out, do not have access to washers and dryers. 

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Principal Jennifer Atkins first converted a supply closet at the school into a laundry room after getting a grant and picking up a washer and dryer during Black Friday sales, WBIR reported.

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The washer and dryer were installed earlier this month and this week, Atkins and other volunteers started doing the wash.

Students drop off their clothes at a location outside so classmates don’t know the laundry is being done at the school, according to WBIR.

Atkins is looking for donations of detergent, dryer sheets and other laundry supplies to keep the program going. 

“They need to have clean clothes and full bellies and happy hearts so that they can come to school ready to learn,” Atkins told WBIR.

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