MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT)– Laundry detergent, a washer and dryer, and even money are some of the things many might take for granted. So two Manhattan sisters are doing their part to help people who don’t have these luxuries, helping give people confidence and security through a free laundry program.
Every second Tuesday of the month, twin sisters Krystin Guggisberg and Tahnee Matuszewicz meet up at the Suds Y’r Duds laundry mat in Manhattan, paying it forward to people in the community by paying for their laundry.
“Just about giving people their dignity back. and we hope to do that here,” Matuszewicz said.
“They show up and no questions asked,” Guggisberg said.
The sisters are in charge of Laundry Love MHK. It’s a national non-profit that washes clothes and bedding of low-income, or no-income families, and even people who just need a little extra help that month.
“A lot of our low-income families live in rental units without laundry services,” Guggisberg said. “So this is just a tangible need after scoping out what’s in Manhattan. I know this is a tangible need that wasn’t being met three years ago.”
Around 2017, Guggisberg and Matuszewicz got the idea to bring this to Manhattan after seeing a mutual friend started one in another city in Kansas.
“We had a friend from K-State who moved back to Hutchinson and started a Laundry Love there,” Matuszewicz said. “So we were kind of seeing her post about all the awesome things they were doing providing meals for the people