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The Redskins have an off day from training camp Friday, but not everybody is spending it relaxing by the pool or playing golf.

Many Redskins players, staff members and volunteers are still working today, helping to create a brand new laundry center at George W. Carver Elementary School in Richmond. The work is part of an initiative from the Redskins charitable foundation, which is providing nearly $50,000 to help install seven Loads of Love (LOL) laundry centers to serve children in the greater Richmond community.

The seven new sites join the existing five and will serve roughly 2,500 kids a year. The centers provide children experiencing homelessness or unstable living conditions access to clean clothes at no cost.

"We remain committed to the notion that having clean clothes should never be a barrier for attending school and learning," Carlyle Neyazi, Executive Director of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, said in a release. "The Loads of Love program has the potential to provide this essential service to more than 1,000 Title 1 schools in our market and help serve students who face these challenges every day. These seven new sites are just the tip of the iceberg, and we’re excited to reveal many more 2019 grant awardees in the coming weeks."

 

In 2017, Redskins longsnapper Nick Sundberg and his wife, Flor, launched — in partnership with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation — Loads of Love a program that installs laundry facilities in schools and non-profit organizations. The program, which seeks to remove a barrier for school and extracurricular activity attendance by providing children with a solution to the problem of having clean clothes. The Redskins Charitable Foundation has provided nearly $500,000 in funding to 52 Loads of Love sites.

Those interested in supporting the expansion of the LOL Program can donate to the Redskins Charitable Foundation at www.redskins.com/donateand designate Loads of Love program in the remarks. All donations are tax-deductible.

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