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We all know that times are tough but one owner of a New Jersey dry cleaner is stepping up to help this community the sign outside -- female business sense at all.
If you're unemployed and you need an -- clean for an interview we will clean it for free.
Stephen yeah this guy Alan Greenberg -- -- Object -- -- -- joins me now this is such a nice thing to do it -- Kabul -- how did you come up with it.
Well actually my sister lives in -- top and she had seen another clear out doing a similar promotion.
And when she -- my attention I thought wow that's a really great idea.
And right away the next day -- to have the signs -- You know it's so Smart because I know there a lot of charities out there.
They gather clothes for people better you know trying to get back in the workforce are trying to get it.
But I don't think about you know you go out and the army interviewer -- to -- to time he got -- look Preston clean and that costs money we knew generally charge what is that like ten to twelve dollars.
Yes somewhere in the ten -- twelve dollar range is what we get for a sooner or analysis yeah everywhere in an interview so what is the response been like so far -- first of all how many people coming to take advantage of the offer well not really keeping track of the exact numbers but the response has been really great.
I didn't realize how popular is going to be until I actually went to make signs of Staples and you know the guy told me was gonna charge me for the types.
I think that's your that was such a nice idea.
And down dip people just been calling in and congratulating us and saying that you know it's it's it's a real help.
So we we appreciated and we're gonna keep going as -- -- -- time -- -- oh yeah wanted to do right we can do and at about two weeks.
And people are recalling up they -- -- make donations help of other people's cleaning and you know we really don't wanna accept donations but how obviously if you wanna become a customer that would be great.
Yeah donate again that's related don't go to did miss.
I mean obviously it's great advertising and no that's not what you did it -- but I would certainly go and you know patronize the cleaners that was doing something like this have you seen a bump up the rest your business.
Yeah definitely we've had people come in and tell us that.
The you know -- heard something about it in the media and that they want to patronize our stores because of the nice thing that we're doing so that that's really good we're really happy about -- This may be one of the few times you don't write copy cats I mean you know it's a great idea could see other cleaners out there -- sort of jumping on the bandwagon.
Have you talked to folks have come in to take advantage of it.
Yeah there have been people come in and meet some people have have come in and actually want to show you their unemployment car but we're not asking for any kind of proof.
We don't wanna put -- anybody on the spot or embarrass anybody so if you wanna come in and take advantage of you know the special just come on and and we'll we'll amply cloverfield.
I was gonna say you know -- mean obviously you know this is America especially the New York area people will take advantage of they have a good samaritan now they're -- -- about that.
Well right from the get go we just decided that we're just gonna trust people because we don't think anybody's gonna really you know it's a difficult situation out there with unemployment and we don't.
Think anybody's gonna take advantage of that so we're hoping that everybody's is going to be honest about it and yeah help as many people's -- You know your small business -- what is businesslike in general pleasure talking about other people that are out there hurting who don't have a jobs I mean dry cleaning is one of those things where when times are tough few try to get a couple more where is that your outfit I have -- you know -- -- for you as well.
I mean where it directly related to the unemployment situation so yeah -- definitely felt that there are a lot of cleaners out there that are -- and you know I've been lucky we've we've.
In business for a long time and we keep our cost Sloan we do best we can but we've definitely notice the difference.
And the more people can get back into the work -- the better it is for us and for everybody.
Right that's a great point.
Well our biggest so much for coming on -- thank you so much for doing what you're doing it's it's a great idea we really appreciates great way to enterprise.