Community Spotlight: The Laundry Station

“It’s great to help an organization that can help more people than we ever could,” says Sharon Brinks of The Laundry Station, an Operation Holiday sponsor. We are so grateful to The Laundry Station for allowing HK to wash all of the blankets used to keep 100+ homeless men and women warm each night at our Emergency Winter Shelters.


A laundromat and a homeless shelter could seem like an unlikely match at first glance, but their complementary laundry services are more valuable than ever in light of the pandemic. Sharon says, “We’re always looking for opportunities to help organizations that help people since we have a unique service that we can provide. Anyone can write a check, but to us, it’s important to let our services be used to help as many people as possible.”


Several years ago, Sharon had a vision to start her own family-run business and provide a “clean, safe, and friendly laundromat that’s all about customer service,” she said. She has a background in computer and information systems, but her passion for helping people led her to start a business of her own. We are so grateful her drive led her to begin The Laundry Station at Kellogg and Oliver­–and to use her business to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. We love seeing small businesses like Sharon’s spread kindness in our community!


If you, like Sharon, have a passion for giving back, please visit to learn how you can support HK’s mission serving our region’s most vulnerable.

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