October 05, 2010 // Franchising.com // 1-800-DryClean franchise owners donated their time and vans to deliver women's apparel items from Robert Half International, Inc., offices to Dress for Success locations across the country.
"Robert Half sponsored a suit drive to benefit Dress for Success, a nonprofit organization that we support to help women excel in work and in life," said Shannon Toler-New, president 1-800-DryClean franchise. "The Robert Half branch offices collected the women's apparel and accessories, but they needed a way to transport the donations to local Dress for Success offices. Our 1-800-DryClean owners generously volunteered their services to make the deliveries."
"I never say no because there's a valuable payoff when you see the smiles." said Rich Wickline, 1-800-DryClean owner in Torrance, CA. "You give a little and you get a lot."
Amanda Beck, who spearheads Robert Half's charitable causes, said this about the 1-800DryClean franchisee's support: "I know that Los Angeles, in particular, was very, very excited about your services. And I was part of the San Francisco pick up and was super impressed! I've never had such an easy suit drive experience, and I've been doing it for seven years!"
"We filled an entire van with several hundred pounds of clothes," said 1-800-DryClean of Greater Belleview, WA, owner, Claude Tyler. "I got a kick out of helping. It's just what we do."
"We greatly appreciate all of the help your teams provided to ours, and we look forward to working with you again next year!" said Beck.
"We were named an AllBusiness AllStar franchise for 2010," added Toler-New. "Giving back to the communities we serve is part of our culture. Whenever and wherever we can make a difference, our franchise owners are first to respond."
1-800-DryClean is one of the world's largest dry-cleaning delivery service franchises. The 1-800-DryClean franchise is a quality dry-cleaning and laundry pick-up and delivery service, serving both the residential and office markets. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked the business opportunity number one in its category and a Top Home-Based Business. The company has franchised since 2000 and currently has more than 130 franchise units across the United States. 1-800-DryClean has a no tagging operating program for franchise owners. The franchise also offers a $6,000 VetFran discount to honorably discharged military veteran, a 40% savings off the brand's franchise fee. 1-800-DryClean is a member of the Service Brands International family of brands that includes Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and Protect Painters. 1-800-DryClean, 3948 Ranchero Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. For franchise information, contact: Shannon Toler-New, president, 1-800-DryClean franchise at 1-866-822-6115, or visit 1-800-dryclean.com.