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Zengeler Cleaners Renews Commitment to Glass Slipper Project

Illinois' Largest Dry Cleaner is Official Northern Illinois Drop-off Location

We are proud to announce the renewal of our long-term partnership with the Glass Slipper Project (GSP). The Glass Slipper Project helps thousands of northern Illinois high school women experience the joy of prom.

Zengeler Cleaners is now in its 18th year serving as the official north suburban collection point for GSP, accepting donations of lovingly-worn prom dresses and accessories at all eight of its locations in Lake and Cook Counties.

We look forward to another fabulous collection effort on behalf of the Glass Slipper Project. Their volunteers provide an extremely important service for at-risk teenagers at a very vulnerable time in their lives. We are proud of our 18-year partnership with Glass Slipper and are excited about the upcoming collection drive.

The Glass Slipper Project was founded by women who recognized that many high school students can’t afford the luxury of spending big dollars for prom, no matter how special that night might be. The organization distributes the donated dresses and accessories free of charge to students at "boutiques," where each student receives individual assistance from a volunteer "personal shopper."

You support and partnership have grown to record heights almost every year. Zengeler Cleaners collected 6,342 dresses, hundreds of pairs of shoes, along with purses, jewelry and other accessories valued at more than $4.2 million last year alone. Most dresses were donated by area high school students, our customers and other local businesses supporting the project.

Each year, we receive numerous inquiries from schools, organizations and others volunteering their support for this cause. This sends a powerful message about the importance of the work the Glass Slipper Project and its volunteers provide to those they’re able to help.

We provide several very important services for GSP. In addition to our role as the north suburban collection point, we also inspect, repair as needed and clean every donated prom dress brought to the stores – all at no cost to the organization. This assures every student wearing a dress from the Glass Slipper Project looks her best on this important evening.

For more information about us and our support for Glass Slipper Project, contact me, Tom Zengeler, President, at (847) 272-6550, ext. 14. Zengeler Cleaners’ seven stores are located in Northbrook, Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, Long Grove and two stores in Libertyville. Zengeler Cleaners . . . America's First Family of Dry Cleaning™.

Thanks for reading and for all your support! ~Tom

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