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Lapels Dry Cleaning annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister reaps 11,565 pounds of donations from customers

Lapels Dry Cleaning annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister reaps 11,565 pounds of donations from customers


July 08, 2015

BBBS-Check-Presenation-2015-300x254Each year, Lapels Dry Cleaning stores across the country host clothing drives to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister organizations.  With seven states participating in this year’s drive, held May 2 to May 17, customers donated 11,565 pounds of clothes. That has a value of nearly $11,000.

As impressive as the weight of the clothes might be, what it represents to Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in those states is the real value of the drive. The clothes donated will be resold at various thrift shops and other second-hand clothing stores, helping to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

“The simplest way to put it is our customers care. They care that their clothes are cleaned in an environmentally friendlier way and they care about their fellow citizens in the community,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning, an environmentally friendly dry cleaner with more than 70 locations nationwide. “What’s really impressive about our customers’ generosity is that these donations take place over a two-week period. That’s a lot of clothes in a very short period.”

By state, Lapels Dry Cleaning customers donated:

  • Massachusetts – 8857
  • Arizona – 437
  • Connecticut – 438
  • Missouri – 50
  • New Jersey – 1098
  • Rhode Island – 340
  • Louisiana – 345

A total of 42 Lapels Dry Cleaning stores participated.

“This annual event has benefitted hundreds of people involved in the Big Brother/Big Sister organization across the country,” said Steven Beck, executive director Big Brother Big Sister Foundation. “We can’t thank Lapels Dry Cleaning enough for putting this annual drive together and to their customers for their generous donations.”

Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience for the past 12 years. Using the latest technology in equipment and cleaning solution, Lapels is one of the few dry cleaners in the U.S. able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process. Their environmentally-friendly cleaning process has no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening the life of clothes. At Lapels you can see, feel and smell the difference.

Lapels customers are greeted to a warm and inviting reception area, with friendly customer service representatives, and a full service on-site tailor.

Lapels offers its customers Automatic Rewards earning them credit towards free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend, Loyalty Programs, a VIP Program which eliminates the need to wait in line and the use of a 24 Hour Drop Off Service. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm.

For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning, please visit www.mylapels.com.

Lapels Dry Cleaning – Environmentally Friendly Cleaners
Each Lapels Dry Cleaning store offers a full slate of services, including: same-day dry cleaning; shirt service; tailoring; shoe repair; wedding gown preservation; suede and leather processing; box storage and fur storage. Lapels Dry Cleaning has stores in Arizona (Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale), California (Poway), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park) Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, Brighton, Cambridge, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Franklin, Hanover, Hingham, Marshfield, Natick, Needham, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Walpole, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick, Freehold), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), Rhode Island (Lincoln); South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Texas ( Bee Cave, Brownsville,). Additional locations are coming soon to Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Tampa and Orange Park, FL, Martha’s Vineyard, Waltham and Wakefield, MA; Rochester Hills and West Bloomfield MI; Pontotoc and Oxford, MS.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has received a number of accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked in Entrepreneur’s 26th Annual “Franchise 500” as well as Entrepreneur’s “Top 50 New Franchises,” as one of today’s top franchise opportunities. Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” is the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world and is based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.

Lapels has also achieved acclaim in the dry cleaning industry. Lapels Dry Cleaning CEO Kevin Dubois is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business, sold on Amazon.com.

Lapels Dry Cleaning corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email [email protected]. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.