Northbrook, IL, November 13, 2012: Zengeler Cleaners announced that they have renewed their 11-year partnership with the Glass Slipper. Thanks to the generous support of local schools, area businesses and caring individuals, the Northbrook-based company has collected more than 25,000 dresses in the past 10 years, along with thousands of purses, pieces of jewelry, pairs of shoes and accessories valued at close to $10 Million -- a level that's sure to be topped in the coming year!
"Zengeler Cleaners is excited to continue our support for the Glass Slipper Project for the 2013 collection drive," said Tom Zengeler, President of the Midwest's oldest and largest cleaner. "We're extremely proud of our relationship with the Glass Slipper. We appreciate the enthusiasm and support from the many local schools, businesses and individuals who are the reason for the success of this important fundraiser."
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Last year alone, the family-owned cleaners collected approximately 5,200 dresses -- the second straight year the Zengeler Cleaners locations have exceeded 5,000. All eight (8) stores serve as collection points for the annual event. "We hope to meet or exceed the 5,000 mark again this year," continued Zengeler. "We're already off to a great start, as many customers have already dropped off items for next Spring."
The Glass Slipper Project was founded by women who recognized that many high school women simply cannot afford the luxury of spending big dollars for prom, no matter how special that night may be. The organization distributes the formal dresses and accessories free of charge to these students at Glass Slipper "boutiques," where each student receives individual assistance from a volunteer "personal shopper."
Accessories have become a very popular component of the Glass Slipper experience. It all leads up to the series of Saturday shopping opportunities, typically held each Spring in April, allowing students plenty of time to shop for their own prom dresses. While the exact location for the annual "shopping days" is different each year, GSP organizers are confident another new group of needy students will find their way and attend the 2013 event once the locations are announced.
More information about the Glass Slipper Project is available at www.glassslipperproject.org. For more information about Zengeler Cleaners, please contact Tom Zengeler, President, at (847) 272-6550, ext. 14, or visit Zengeler Cleaners' website at www.zengelercleaners.com. Zengeler Cleaners' stores are located in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka,, two Libertyville stores, the company's headquarters store in Northbrook and the newest Zengeler Cleaners, located in Long Grove, IL.