West Village Ice Cream Shop Helps Suit Up LGBT Youth for Success
The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop on Wednesday went from serving scoops to serving suits to New Yorkers in need.
The iconic West Village ice cream shop is collecting business attire for young people to use during job interviews.
The clothes will be donated to the Ali Forney Center, which works to fight homelessness among LGBT youth.
"They were on their own. In the best of circumstances they left home on their own. In the worst of circumstances they had been booted, viciously," said Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Co-owner Doug Quint.
"The simple fact of just living and breathing like everyone else because you're too worried and occupied with finding something to eat or something to wear. So it is very important to have that support," said Maddox Guerilla, an Ali Forney Center client.
Professional clothing can be dropped off at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, and at several other locations.
For more information, check out aliforneycenter.org.