While many people are impacted by the current crisis, one group you do not hear as much about is the homeless. Unless you are Dave Wood, owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Littleton. The dry cleaner made the half-hour trek to Denver recently to donate a van full of clothing to Impact Locally (www.impactlocally.org), a Denver based nonprofit serving 5,000-plus homeless men, women and children in need every month.
“We make one or two donations to Impact Locally each year. These are items that have not been picked up by customers for more than a year and items donated by our customers. This year, given the current situation, the donation is a bit more meaningful,” said Wood.
Part of this donation included 50 masks created by Anna’s Tailoring (http://annastailoring.net/) of Denver. Run by John and Anna Piotrowski, Anna’s Tailoring has focused its attention to making masks during the COVID-19 crisis.
In addition to the clothes and masks, Wood donated $25 to Impact. That money from the proceeds of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Littleton’s hangar recycling program.
“Dave has been a generous donor to our organization over the years. We are particularly grateful—and not surprised—that he stepped up at a time like this to bring much needed masks and clothing items for our volunteer center and our Humanity Clothing Store,” said Travis Singhaus, CEO of Impact Locally.
Lapels Dry Cleaning of Littleton’s hours of operation during the COVID-19 crisis are on the store’s website at https://mylapels.com/locations/lapels-dry-cleaning-littleton-co/. For more information on Impact Locally, visit www.impactlocally.org.