Clothesline Cleaners in Boise, Idaho is serious about clean clothes. In business for more than 40 years, the company is one of only 140 businesses around the entire world who have earned the Seal of Approval for Quality Garment Cleaning and Customer Services from the Clothing Care Council. “We are the online drycleaner in Idaho to have ever won this award,” says owner, Gary McKracken. “In short, we live and breathe customer care and service.”

That award-winning customer service has unfortunately not been in as high demand however, during the pandemic. “With more and more people working from home, the amount of dry-cleaning business continues to drop,” says McKraken. “It’s possible that our industry is going to face a paradigm shift as work habits change – possibly forever.”

One paradigm that won’t shift for McKraken and team is their support for their community, and that is a big reason why they are partnering with Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project. Helping those in need has been a part of their DNA and that is why Clothesline Cleaners is providing free cleaning services for donated clothes and Columbia Bank is paying the bill. “For years, we’ve supported the Boise Rescue Mission, and we are cleaning clothing donations for their clothing closet” he says. “This community is so generous, and we want to make sure the Mission is able to continue providing support for those who need it most.”