In New York this week, the Korean Dry Cleaners Association has donated 2,000 pieces of unclaimed clothing to the homeless people of the city.
Homelessness in New York is currently the highest since the 1930s after the Great Depression. The city, which is often known ads the city of dreams among those who flock to it, is also home to the largest population of billionaires in the world.
This separation between rich and poor has not gone unnoticed by city officials and advocates, and the Korean Dry Cleaners Association is part of a grassroots effort to decrease the impact homelessness has on individuals and the community.
Job recruiters, AnastasiaDate say that one of the main concerns about being homeless, aside from finding appropriate food and shelter, is finding clothing that is clean and appropriate. By donating these clothes, about six months worth of unclaimed dry cleaning, the Korean Dry Cleaners Association has a hand in helping the homeless people of the city dig a way out of poverty.