The Response to Love Center wishes to thank Colvin Cleaners for their most generous donation of more than 75 needed coats. As the weather changes our need for warm coats goes up and with the COVID pandemic we cannot accept clothing donations. Colvin Cleaners sent us safe, cleaned and beautiful coats in all sizes for men and women.
Please help them as they help us and our mission to keep WNY warm and comfortable in the cold winter months in WNY!
For years, Colvin Cleaners has given back to WNY through community programs: Coats 4 Kids and Gowns for Prom. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they felt it. Dry cleaners were deemed an essential business in New York State as they cleaned and sanitized clothing and uniforms for first responders and hospital employees, but they still had to lay off a number of employees due to lack of volume.
They are a business that depends on people going out and wearing clothing to work, restaurants or social gatherings. When all of that went on pause, so did most of their incoming business. But, as an essential business, they were required to stay open – so they did.
Colvin Cleaners did not stop their philanthropic efforts. They brought back most of their tailors and started making washable, reusable face masks and gave them away for free to customers. They have now donated masks to dozens of nonprofits and are responsible for 35,000+ masks distributed to people in WNY. And in 2020, they have still continued donating time and money to 400+ local WNY charities.
You can learn more about that story and our #GetAMaskGiveAMask program here.
COATS 4 KIDS | As the 25th anniversary of Coats 4 Kids approaches this fall/winter, they are asking that nonprofits coordinate with them to receive coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and boots to distribute to the communities they serve. If your nonprofit would like to participate, you can learn more and sign up here.
CAN YOU HELP? | Please share this and recommend Colvin Cleaners’ dry cleaning and laundry service to your connections. They offer FREE pick up and delivery all over WNY and they are the only environmentally-friendly dry cleaner in WNY so their cleaning methods are safer for your skin, your clothes and the environment.
Thank you for your support!