Combining Bikes and Laundry for Social Good


credit: danielomichael

A Philadelphia-based social enterprise, Wash Cycle Laundry, is a three-and-a-half-year-old business that racks up dirty laundry and delivers clean sheets the next day by using economical, eco-friendly bikes.

Furthermore, Wash Cycle delivers its social good mission by employing welfare-to-work candidates and ex-offenders out of the city's workforce development system. The social enterprise will soon be operating in Washington, D.C.

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