Lapels Dry Cleaning kicks off 15th annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother Big Sister and celebrate Earth Day
April 09, 2019 // Franchising.com // HANOVER, MA - Lapels Dry Cleaning will host their annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother Big Sister starting April 13 and running through April 28. Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Arizona, Connecticut, and Massachusetts will be accepting clothing donations during this period.
“My favorite time of year is that two-week stretch during our annual clothing drive in which we really get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people within the various communities we serve. Our franchise owners do such a wonderful job each and every day immersing themselves in the local market and this is a way to really garner some exposure for both the Lapels network and the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “This year we once again have planned this annual drive during the period where we celebrate Earth Day.”
Adds Dubois, “Donating clothes to a drive like ours benefits the environment in many ways. Especially when you think about the energy used to create clothing, to purchase it, to clean it and dispose of it.”
Lapels has pioneered an eco-friendly dry-cleaning experience over the past 18 years. Part of that effort includes a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry-cleaning industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative. Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels is also one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process.
In terms of the drive to benefit Big Brother Big Sister, 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.
Clothing 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.
“We strongly encourage Lapels customers and the general public to participate in this very worthy effort to raise money for Big Brother Big Sister organization in the three states participating - Arizona, Massachusetts and Connecticut,” said Dubois.
For the addresses of Lapels Dry Cleaning stores near you, please visit www.mylapels.com.
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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 (Gilroy, Hollister), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park, Tampa) Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, South Boston, Brighton, Burlington, , Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, North Andover, Malden, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Newtonville, Norton, Somerville, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood, W Roxbury and Wilmington), Michigan (Beverly Hills, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Olive Branch, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), New Jersey (Brick, Somerville), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Tennessee (Arlington, Brentwood, Franklin, Germantown, Nashville), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville, Katy, Little Elm, Prosper, Richmond, Spring, Sugar Land). Additional locations are coming soon to Charlottte , NC Latham, NY, Fort Mill, SC, and Carolina Forest, SC and Albany, NY.
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 Dry Cleaning has also been named to Franchise Times Top 200+.
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.
Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.
Steven V. Dubin
SOURCE Lapels Dry Cleaning