World’s Largest Laundromat hosts inaugural LaundryCares Literacy Summit
By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA
BERWYN – The World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn hosted the inaugural LaundryCares Literacy Summit on March 1, featuring reading, entertainment, pizza and a book giveaway, courtesy of Scholastic.
Representatives from the Barbara Bush Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and more were expected to be in attendance, and area libraries also were on hand to help families register for library cards, according to a World’s Largest Laundromat news release.
Coinciding with Read Across America Day, the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation launched the national summit to explore creating a consortium of foundations to serve the greater good of childhood literacy, the release stated.
The World’s Largest Laundromat has been recognized by the Coin Laundry Association as the premier philanthropic laundromat in the nation, according to the release. The laundromat’s Read to Ride reading program has hundreds of participants each summer, and it recently was expanded into Write to Ride as well. There also are two free libraries in the 13,500-square-foot store.