NEW YORK — Business financing company Eastern Funding is once again supporting the United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa Claus by preparing, wrapping and anonymously sending more than 300 holiday gifts to more than 50 families around the country. Eastern Funding has a special focus on the coin laundry, convenience store and drycleaning industries.
Operation Santa Claus joins programs such as the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity in receiving active and financial support from the company.
“This is a hands-on, team effort at Eastern, with company vans transporting presents and many families receiving hand-delivery by Eastern personnel and executives,” says Robert Fagan, Eastern Funding’s customer service manager.
DANVERS, Mass. — When Marie and Bill Cassidy opened Scrubbles Laundromat, it was important to them that they made their customers feel at home, as evidenced by the periwinkle painted walls, retro wash-room décor and vase of fresh flowers, says the Danvers Patch. Wash, dry and fold is the laundry’s most popular service. The best part of owning this type of business, says Marie, are the personal relationships that are built. “Actually, at this point, I know everyone’s clothes without them even telling me,” she says.
LARGO, Fla. — Thanks to a vigilant laundry owner, local police were able to catch a would-be robber in the act, reports the St. Petersburg Times. The owner was at home watching a feed of his store’s surveillance cameras when he spotted suspicious activity. He called police, and officers found a suspect trying to wrest open a coin collection receptacle. With locksmith tool in hand, the man reportedly said, “OK, you got me.”