A clean, pressed suit can make a world of difference for work. But for the working homeless getting one might feel like a tall order. So Clothesline Cleaners donated 600 suits to the Boise Rescue Mission's customers, about half of whom are employed.
Some accessories accompanied the donation given by Clothesline Cleaner customers while they were dropping off items at the dry cleaner, or pickups.
"Having nice clothing really makes somebody feel good," said Jason Billester, "and we want to equip people with work skills, life skills, so they can become self sufficient and independent. And boy it starts with a suit, oftentimes
The garments shipped out this morning in a Boise Rescue Mission truck..'"
"For whatever reason," said Gary McCracken of Clothesline Cleaners, "the passion isn't there, the emotion isn't there for that garment, and it's just sitting there. Those are the pieces we need to pull out of our closet and get to the folks that can wear them now," he said.