Clothing Room Coordinator, Dina Pesina, was beaming as she pulled out a bright pink toddler jacket from her new Whirlpool Duet washing machine, graciously donated by longtime supporters Capital Distributing in Dallas.
“I can’t believe it’s almost dry! Feel this!” says Dina as she hands the tiny fleece to a small audience who is equally captivated by modern technology (specifically, the “washer fan” setting).
The Clothing Room provides gently-used apparel for nearly 3,000 individuals each year, and varies from back-to-school outfits to winter coats and interview attire. This summer, multiple outfits will be selected for at least 350 growing children as they prepare for the upcoming school year.
Since dignity is of utmost importance to GRACE, each piece of clothing is washed, neatly folded, and spot-treated if necessary. When Capital Distributing got word that our previous washer was on the brink of dying, they offered a new, efficient washer without hesitation.
The high-efficiency Whirlpool washing machine saves an average of 3,000 gallons of water a year and has an energy-star rating for reduced utility usage. The appliance boasts a steaming feature that penetrates fibers to help the detergent break down tougher stains (read: grass stains) and reduces drying time.
The Dallas company is known for their support of local charities, and is the recipient of several recent awards, including Designers Choice from the American Society of Interior Designers and Best of houzz for service in 2014.
Thank you so much, Jennifer Tyrell, and the team at Capital Distributing for your donation! We appreciate you!