And we’re grateful for the relationships we’ve built with so many families over the years – in many cases several generations of families.
We feel a strong connection with our neighbors and our community, and it gives us a great sense of happiness when we’re able to give back to our community.
While we’re not a pizzeria that can do something as fun as sending pies to a local elementary school, there are still some fun and meaningful programs that we’ve been honored to participate in over the years.
In 2015 the Carle Place School District reached out to us for what would turn out to be the beginning of a very special project indeed. They were looking to create a new program for their life skills class for students with special needs.
Together, we designed a partnership where their students could operate a mini dry cleaning pickup store in their classroom, servicing any faculty that would like to participate in the program. We provided equipment and supplies such as rolling racks, bagging dispensers, jack stands, plastic garment bags, laundry bags, blank carbon copy tickets, and paper mark-in tags.
After that, we stopped by twice a week to pick up any dirty clothes they collected from faculty.
Then, the most fun part of the project was getting together with the students and teaching them how to write dry cleaning tickets, check-in garments, and attach mark-in tags to each garment. We all had such a blast!
We’d clean and press their garments, and then deliver them back to the students.
But when we delivered the clothing back, we’d mix everything up so the students would have to rely on the paper tags they attached to each garment to figure out who they belong to, sort and assemble the clothes back into separate orders for each faculty member, then bag the orders in plastic using the bagging jacks we donated.
The students love it and so do we, it’s great fun! Not long after the program was established at Carle Place School District, the Herricks School District heard about the program and wanted to do the same for their students. We’ve been working with both school districts ever since, and it’s been a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience. We’re so grateful that they came up with this creative idea and invited us to be included.
If you are unemployed and need an outfit cleaned for an interview, we will clean it for free. We’ll help you look your best, so you can feel confident and put your best foot forward. We’ve got your back!
We were delighted when the Friedmann family reached out to us with the opportunity to assist in the Hector Gayle Community Center Annual Coat Drive. It was our pleasure to clean the collected coats before they were distributed to our neighbors in need. The whole process was such a positive experience, and we look forward to continuing this partnership going forward!
We’re happy to support various local organizations and programs in our community, including: