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Posted on: August 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] La Marque’s Khambrel Foundation Hosting Galveston County Laundered with Kindness Day September 8

Laundered With Kindness

Pictured from left are Volunteer Randell Fontenot Jr., Volunteer Contina Fontenot, Khambrel Foundation Founder Tonia Rene Griffin and La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking.

La Marque, Texas (August 14, 2018) – At the August 13, 2018, City Council Meeting La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking presented a proclamation to La Marque non-profit organization Khambrel Foundation for their efforts in creating a wave of kindness with Laundered with Kindness Day, which is schedule in Galveston County for September 8, 2018.

Laundered with Kindness, held annually, is a one-day grassroots movement where volunteers provide wash, dry, fold, dry cleaning and donated laundry products to families and individuals in need. According to Tonia Rene Griffin, Khambrel Foundation Founder, the choice between food and clean clothes and is struggle faced by many families in Galveston County. Tonia plans to free families from that burden on September 8.

“Laundered with Kindness Galveston County will serve the cities of La Marque, Texas City, Dickinson, Hitchcock and Galveston,” Griffin said. All it takes is one Righteous Act to change a life. We invite you to join us and show others how kind life can truly be.”

Griffin seeks sponsors, donations and volunteers for the 2018 event. Interested parties can:

  • Volunteer on September 8
  • Host A Laundered with Kindness Donation Center
  • Adopt A Laundromat
  • Adopt A Dry Cleaner
  • Host an Appreciation Party
  • Adopt Senior Citizens, Veterans and Homeless Community

Proclamations for Laundered with Kindness Day Galveston County are planned in Texas City August 15, Hitchcock August 20, Galveston August 23 and Dickinson August 28.

Khambrel Foundation was founded, September 2015 to improve the social well-being of individuals, groups, neighborhoods and organizations. Along with Laundered with Kindness Day, Khambrel Foundation offers programs for financial education, leadership and literacy. For information, visit khambrelfoundation.org, watch https://youtu.be/FBh3OyrmwgI or email info@khambrelfoundation.org

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About the City of La Marque: La Marque, Texas, is strategically positioned 15 miles southeast of Houston and serves as a southern anchor for the economically strong Houston-Galveston region. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.


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