BOISE - Many of the men served by the Boise Rescue Mission will start the new year with a new look thanks to donations from Clothesline Cleaners customers and other members of the community.
Clothesline cleaners presented more than 600 pieces of business dress clothing to the mission Tuesday morning. They were collected in November, during a month-long clothing drive.
"We're in the right position to gather very nice, high-quality items and give them directly to the people that need 'em," said Clothesline Cleaners President Gary McCracken.
"When you can meet a foundational need by giving nice clothing - nice pants, nice shirts, nice suits - for job interviews, just day-to-day use, you really make a person feel good and look good," said Jason Billester, vice president for development, Boise Rescue Mission.
The suits will help men with jobs, as well as men looking for jobs.
Billester says about half of the men who are mission guests are gainfully employed.
The Clothesline suit drive has taken place every year since 2011.
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