Chicago Homeless Helped by Lapels of Wilmette
Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmette, Ill., located at 819 Ridge Road, notes that in January it concluded a successful Winter Gear Drive to benefit Connections for the Homeless and the people it works within the greater Chicagoland area.
Starting on December 20 and running through January 15, this cleaners accepted donations of new and lightly used winter gear. Items accepted include: men’s and women’s winter coats, hats, and gloves, it relates.
“We’re coming up on our one year anniversary as a Lapels Dry Cleaning store. So, we wanted to do something special,” says Fahim Zuberi, owner. “I can’t think of anything better than partnering with Connections for the Homeless to help provide some warmth to the homeless people in the communities they serve.”
Connections for the Homeless serves 2,100 people annually in 52 Chicagoland communities. Those services include drop-in day-time shelters, overnight shelter, housing, eviction prevention, and advocacy.
This Lapels cleaned all the clothing collected, which will be dispersed among people utilizing Connections for the Homeless services, it adds.