RiNo Art District Donation Enables Local Nonprofit to Impact Twice as Many Individuals with Showers and Laundry Services
Showers For All, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing hygiene and dignity to those most in need, today announced the launch of a new trailer to expand its vital services and effectively double the number of mobile showers and laundry services available to Denver’s unhoused community. The new trailer was made possible by a recent donation from RiNo Art District.
“The lack of shower and laundry facilities for people in need is a health crisis in our community, but we know this simple service can deliver truly meaningful results,” said Jennifer Kloeppel, Founder of Showers For All. “Through the contributions of community members and partners like RiNo Art District, we are able to amplify our impact, transforming daily lived experience for people of all ages who are living on the streets here in Denver. With our new trailer, we are able to provide access to 50 more showers and do 50 more loads of laundry a day. That’s 50 more families who are able to send their children to school with clean clothes, 50 more individuals who are able to feel confident going to that job interview, and 50 more people who will hopefully know that they are valued in our society.”
Since 2019, Denver-based Showers For All has been at the forefront of outreach to the most vulnerable and threatened in our community. Recognizing the critical importance of hygiene and its influence on physical and mental well-being, each trailer offers two full-service bathrooms and multiple washers & dryers, delivering a critical, and often forgotten, service to those struggling with homelessness and poverty. Having touched the lives of more than 10,000 people in Denver, Showers For All not only offers a path to cleanliness and improved health, but also helps to restore dignity and hope to those in need.
“Denver’s housing crisis can often seem like an intractable problem, but the reality is that there is so much we, as individuals and organizations, can do to advocate for compassionate strategies to meet the needs of everyone in our community,” said Charity Von Guinness, Executive Director of the RiNo Art District. “From RiNo’s advocacy work with the Unhoused Action Coalition and our social impact grants to our partnership with Showers For All, we are committed to supporting an inclusive, safe and equity-minded vision to eradicate homelessness through collective compassion. We are incredibly proud to support Showers For All, and together, we hope to demonstrate the endless opportunities for people to make a meaningful contribution in creating a Vision Zero objective in Denver.”
Showers For All trailers are stationed throughout the week at several locations in Denver. For the latest times and locations, and to learn more about ways to support the organization’s mission, make a donation or volunteer, visit ShowersForAll.org.