This Charlotte Startup is Clothing the Homeless One Dirty Piece of Laundry at a Time


Local Charlotte startup 2U Laundry is about to launch a massive city-wide campaign to pick up donated clothes from doorsteps around the city, then donate them to several area ministries.

Charlotte Stories sat down with co-founders Dan D’Aquisto and Alex Smereczniak to talk more about what they do and their new ‘Spring Clean’ campaign;

2U Laundry is a door-to-door, laundry and dry cleaning delivery service that offers both on-demand and membership based services (think the Uber and Netflix of dry cleaning and laundry). 2ULaundry launched November 2015 and has already garnered over 200 recurring laundry & dry cleaning customers in the greater Charlotte region – they’ve already washed over 10,000 pounds of laundry and over 3,000 dry cleaning garments.

Charlotteans are loving the idea of on-demand laundry service as the task is consistently ranked in the top 5 most hated household chores. According to Proctor & Gamble-owned Tide, the average American spends over 30 hours a month doing laundry.

2U Laundry is also focused on community development and social entrepreneurship here in the Charlotte region. Helping to protect the environment and give back to the local community are two of 2U Laundry’s core values. This Spring, 2U Laundry is conducting their first annual “SPRING CLEANING” campaign which aims to help clothe the homeless. The campaign is simple and you don’t even need to be a customer of 2U Laundry to partake. Over the next couple weeks, 2U Laundry Caddy’s will be driving around the greater Charlotte community collecting donated clothes and making sure they get in the hands of those who need it most.

If you would like to participate in 2U Laundry’s Spring Cleaning Campaign, please email the co-founders Dan D’Aquisto and Alex Smereczniak at or call / text them at (980) 288-5120 to arrange your pick up.