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Lapels Dry Cleaning kicks off 13th annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister on May 7

Lapels Dry Cleaning kicks off 13th annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister on May 7


April 27, 2016

BBBS clothing driveLapels Dry Cleaning will host their clothing drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister organizations starting May 7 and running through May 22. Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, and New Jersey will be accepting clothing donations during this time period.

“Lapels customers have always been very generous in donating clothing to our drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister. Last year was our best year ever as we collected more than 11,000 pounds of clothing—that’s the equivalent of $11,000,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “Clearly, we are very grateful to everyone who donates to this drive. Still, in our fourth year, it would be nice to push beyond 11,000 pounds and break 12,000 for a very worthy cause.”

Lapels customers and the general public are welcome to donate any gently used clothing items, including:  Men’s, Women’s and Children’s clothing, coats, jackets, shoes (any season or size). Household items such as linens, sheets, blankets, towels, drapes, comforters, afghans, curtains, fabric and purses are also accepted.

Clothes collected by Lapels Dry Cleaning will be donated to Big Brother/Big Sister and in turn will then be sold by high-end thrift stores. The net proceeds from those sales are donated to Big Brother/Big Sister mentoring programs for young girls and boys.

“Our annual clothing drive is something our customers look forward to because it kills two birds with one stone. On one hand, they get to help a very worthy cause raise money without it costing a dime out of their pocket. On the other hand, they’re removing unwanted items from their home. It’s the proverbial win-win,” said Dubois.

For the addresses of Lapels Dry Cleaning stores near you, 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, Phoenix, 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, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Natick, Needham, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Michigan (Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Pontotoc), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville). Additional locations are coming soon to Tampa, FL, Braintree, MA, Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, Canton, MA and Oxford, MS.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has received a number of accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked as the number one franchise in the Dry Cleaning and Delivery Services category for Entrepreneur’s Annual “Franchise 500” for 2016. 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.