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Dependable Cleaners helps collect winter accessories for Boston's homeless

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  January 7, 2013 09:41 AM

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A local dry cleaning business hopes to make the cold winter months a little more bearable for the Boston area’s homeless by collecting winter accessories for men, women, and children.

Quincy-based Dependable Cleaners has begun taking donations for the Friends of Boston’s Homeless’s annual Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Campaign, a drive to collect new or gently used winter hats, scarfs, pair of gloves or mittens, or new pairs of warm socks.

Friends of Boston’s Homeless is a non-profit that supports homeless services in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission, and supports new and ongoing transitional programs.

The drive hosted by Dependable Cleaners runs through the month of January. Donations can be dropped off at any of the business’s 16 locations or can be given to drivers of the pickup and delivery service.

“Boston winters can be unbearably cold and the winter months are the hardest for individuals who don’t have a place to live,” Christa Hagearty, president and CEO of Dependable Cleaners, said in a statement. “Our customers are very generous and we are proud to work with them to help Friends of Boston’s Homeless and their Warm Hands, Warm Hearts campaign. We hope to make this winter just a little bit easier for people in need.”

Dependable Cleaners has locations throughout Greater Boston along with two locations on Newbury Street and one in Dorchester.

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