Cara Drive Is Back!
WESTCHESTER, Ill., -- (Jan. 28, 2019) – CD One Price Cleaners is partnering for the sixth consecutive year with not-for-profit Cara to collect gently used interview-ready clothing for men and women, starting February 18 through March 31.
All 34 Chicagoland CD One Price Cleaners’ locations will serve as donation sites for gently used professional attire, including suits, dresses, pants, shirts, blouses, overcoats and other items (in all sizes). CD One Price Cleaners will dry clean, press and deliver donated clothing to Cara, the not-for-profit organization that prepares and inspires individuals to break away from the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
“We continue to be blown away by Cara’s impact in the Chicagoland area helping hundreds of people find and keep quality employment each year,” said Daina Mueller, community marketing coordinator, CD One Price Cleaners. “We encourage our customers to drop off day or night through our express drop. Their support is what helps to make this drive such a success.”
With a goal of 6,000 wardrobe items for Cara recipients, CD One Price Cleaners is challenging existing customers and community members to dig deep into wardrobes and make this drive the biggest yet.
Cara participants Deb, Corneisha and Tari, seen here at a local CD One Price Cleaners with a new look and positive attitude, are just three of Cara’s motivated job seekers ready to get back to work. “Deb, Corneisha, and Tari embody what Cara is all about, they know the importance of dressing professionally and were so honored to step up to spread the word about this clothing drive to help their fellow Cara participants,” added Mark Toriski, marketing and communications manager, Cara. “When you look the part, you feel the part. That’s why appropriate wardrobe pieces are a necessary element for Cara participants to find that confidence needed to not only get a quality job but keep it too. We’re appreciative of all who donate items via this drive to uplift the spirits of our job seekers.”
Cara’s mission is to unlock the power and purpose within our communities and ourselves to create real and lasting success. Through its personal and professional development and access to employment opportunities, Cara serves as a leader in poverty alleviation in Chicago and beyond. Since 1991, more than 6,500 people have been placed into more than 10,000 jobs and started on their path to self-sufficiency. To learn more at www.carachicago.org.