There are many reasons anyone experiences homelessness. The biggest one comes down to money. In order to get the money needed to get off the street or out of a shelter, a job is needed. To get that job, you have to go through the interview process. That means you need to have the proper clothes because as the saying goes you only have one chance to make an impression. It’s difficult to get all of that together when you’re homeless.
CD One Price Cleaners is a dry cleaning operation with thirty-six stores mostly in the Chicago area. This month they’ve put together a clothing drive trying to help people get a start in escaping homelessness.
As the above picture says, they’re accepting donations of outfits that can be used during the interview. If you have a suit, dress, pants, jacket, etc that you know longer need, your local Cd One Price Cleaners is the place to go to make your donation.
There is still one week to go in the clothing drive. You still have the opportunity to do a simple thing that may help someone get the job that will lead them into permanent housing. That pair of pants you haven’t worn in years may be the item one person needs to change their life.
CD One Price Cleaners is trying to eliminate homelessness one outfit at a time.
This has been another piece in the ongoing series Faces of HomelessnessType your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.