The Korean Dry Cleaners Association of New York City has a little-known program called "Clothes for Love." A tradition for the past 30 years, the dry cleaners spend six months each year gathering items left behind from launders across Manhattan.
The sometimes elegant, always forgotten threads are put to good use. Last month, the association donated 80 boxes of coats, suits, shirts and pants to shelters through New York's Department of Homeless Services. That's 2,000 pieces of unclaimed clothing. Since the program began in 1985, the association has donated tens of thousands of freshly laundered or dry-cleaned clothing items to homeless folks in the Big Apple.