Whirlpool Hosted Chicago Ideas Week Lab Highlighting the Heartbreaking Reality Facing Students Nationwide – Lack of Access to Clean Clothes
Education has a laundry problem and Whirlpool is fighting back. Did you know that according to teachers nationwide 1 in 5 students don’t have access to clean clothes? Dirty clothes lead to students missing school and students who miss school are seven times more likely to drop out. The Care Counts™ laundry program, established in 2015, is committed to helping remove one small but important barrier to attendance – access to clean clothes – by installing washers and dryers in schools.
Surprising Solution For One Factor Contributing to Chronic Absenteeism Backed by Successful Three-Year Study: Access to Clean Clothes Leads to Increased Attendance and Grades
Education has a laundry problem and Whirlpool brand is fighting back. According to teachers nationwide, one in five students struggle with access to clean clothes, leading students to miss school. Students who miss school are seven times more likely to drop out.
In the midst of Attendance Awareness Month (September) and as chronic absenteeism, a hidden educational crisis, is top of mind, Whirlpool brand is picking up the pace in its quest to prevent kids from missing school by removing one small but important barrier to attendance – access to clean clothes.
In the first year of the program, 90% of tracked students improved attendance
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Teachers around the country estimate that nearly one in five students struggle with access to clean clothes. This seemingly small barrier can have a significant impact on a student’s academic experience. More than half of teachers surveyed believe these students are more likely to struggle with absenteeism, a critical issue impacting an estimated five to 10 million students each year.
Ranges and built-in ovens among first to be certified by Underwriters Laboratory
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announced today that nine of the Whirlpool brand’s cooking appliances are among the industry’s first certified under the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Sustainability Standard for Cooking Products. Seven model ranges and two built-in ovens received certification of the standard which was developed by an AHAM task force focused on developing new efficiency standards for 2015.
Whirlpool Brand and Award-Winning Artist Hunter Hayes Reveal “Care is Musical” Contest Winner’s
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Whirlpool brand and triple-threat entertainer Hunter Hayes reveal the winning performance of “You Are My Sunshine” that will be part of a 60-second commercial airing in front of tens of millions of people. Selected from more than 400 submissions around the country, Alex Bell’s winning performance is an extraordinary “thank you” to her grandmother for her tireless love and support.
Compete For the Chance to Perform in a National Ad
Benton Harbor, Mich., January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Whirlpool brand Every day, care™ campaign honors the often unsung caregivers who keep families on track by doing the washing, cooking and cleaning. People often express their gratitude for these acts of care through music, which is why Whirlpool brand, with triple-threat entertainer Hunter Hayes, is inviting people around the country to record and dedicate their unique version of “You Are My Sunshine” as a tribute to a loved one. On Feb.
Brand unveils award-winning connected, donation-enabled washer and dryer
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Whirlpool brand takes “smart appliances” to a whole new level with a newly designed top load pair – the Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer that uses connected technology to not only better care for clothes, but enable families to help other families, load for load.
Showcasing award-winning innovation, every new feature of the top-load laundry pair is intentionally built to enhance the consumer’s experience and their ability to better care for clothes and those they love.
Exceptional care from Whirlpool brand’s most efficient dryer with exclusive true ventless heat pump dryer technology
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Whirlpool brand showcases its most efficient dryer, the Whirlpool® HybridCare™ Heat Pump Dryer, which solves key challenges in the dryer category – energy usage, gentle care for specialty clothing and identifying an appropriate space to vent outside. These features and benefits earned the dryer a CES Best of Innovation Award in the SmartHome category and Innovations Award Honoree in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies category.