Boise Rescue Mission partners with Clothesline Cleaners to collect professional men’s clothing to help men enter the workforce
Donations of suits, ties, shirts, shoes and accessories in good repair will be accepted the entire month of September
For more information:
|Megan Korthals, Boise Rescue Mission, 343-2389 X102
Gary McCracken, Clothesline Cleaners, 861-8588
Martin Johncox, Alexander and Associates Public Relations, 658-9100
Do you have a good business suit that you aren’t wearing anymore? If so, donate it to the Boise Rescue Mission by leaving it at either Clothesline Cleaner location in September.
Clothesline Cleaners, which has a delivery service in Boise and Meridian, will also pick up donated clothing from homes or businesses.
“We have a work search program for men and we really can use professional-type office clothing for them,” said Megan Korthals, spokeswoman for the Rescue Mission. “We enjoy working with local businesses like Clothesline who can help us meet the great need for assisting people trying to get back on their feet. Any donations will be put to good use.”
During a similar drive last year, Clothesline customers donated nearly 800 suits, pants, shirts, shoes and accessories to the Mission. All donations are tax-deductible.
“Helping professionals look their best is a core part of our business. We know many of our customers have clothing they could donate to help others and we are asking them to donate,” said Gary McCracken, owner of Clothesline Cleaners. “Also, people occasionally abandon perfectly good items of clothing with us and we are pleased to work with the Rescue Mission which can get the clothing directly into the hands of job seekers who need them.”
All donations should be appropriate to wear to work, as well as clean, stylish and in good condition. Please provide all garments on hangers, as they will be made available to job seekers immediately. Clothesline will donate services for any suits that need cleaning.
If someone is on Clothesline’s delivery route, all they need to do is leave out the clothing and the driver will pick it up. However, it is not necessary that someone be an existing Clothesline customer to take advantage of free donation pickup; non-customers should call 342-0538 to schedule pickup at their home or workplace. In all cases, donated clothing for pickup should be on the porch in a plastic bag marked “Rescue Mission.”
Suits may be left at the Clothesline Cleaners locations at Orchard and Franklin in Boise, or at Meridian and Overland Roads, until close of business Saturday, Sept. 29. After Clothesline collects and prepares the suits, it will hand them over to the Rescue Mission at the Clothesline location and Orchard Road and Franklin Street on Wednesday, Oct. 3. News media are invited to attend this event.
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