Douglas County schools eligible to receive new washer & dryer after weekend fundraiser
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Douglas County schools are eligible to receive a new washer and dryer and following a weekend fundraiser, some machines are already paid for.
The disco-themed Boogie on Down event was held in Roseburg Saturday and raised money for the machines.
Washers and dryers give children who have soiled their clothes at school the opportunity to stay fresh throughout the day, program organizers say.
The fundraiser was coordinated by Mercy Foundation's Tree of Hope committee.
"Kind of a really fun, interesting point is that 10 years ago was our first Boogie on Down and the first time we raised money for washers and dryers," says Mercy foundation executive assistant Elizabeth Droscher. "It's been ten years since we got washers and dryers, so it's time to replace them."
This year, 25 schools said they are in need of new machines.
The total amount raised from the event is still being counted.
Droscher says the community was very generous and based on the attendance, the fundraiser was a success.