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posted: 3/5/2013 12:04 PM

Glass Slipper Project collection is under way

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  • Zengeler Cleaners Route Supervisor Pete Donis inspects dresses prior to a delivery to the Glass Slipper Project for a previous year's collection drive.

      Zengeler Cleaners Route Supervisor Pete Donis inspects dresses prior to a delivery to the Glass Slipper Project for a previous year's collection drive.
    Courtesy of Zengeler Cleaners

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The 2013 collection drive for the Glass Slipper Project is under way at all eight Zengeler Cleaners locations.

The Glass Slipper Project is an all-volunteer organization that provides an opportunity for area high school women to experience the joy of prom at their schools. All Zengeler Cleaners stores are drop-off points for donations for the 11th consecutive year.

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"Zengeler Cleaners is proud to once again join hands with local schools and businesses to support the Glass Slipper Project," said Tom Zengeler, company president.

"We are well on the way to meeting this year's goal to collect 3,000 or more dresses. With the continued support of local companies and schools, the goal is within reach thanks to the many donations we've received over the past few months."

During the past several years, GSP has helped more than 17,000 high school women experience the joy of prom, made possible by the donations prom dresses and accessories.

Thanks to the ongoing support from local schools, businesses and Zengeler Cleaners, the organization has been able to sustain and expand this worthy cause, which began in 1999.

Zengeler Cleaners and its partners look to build on the success of their 11-year partnership. During those years, generous donors have contributed thousands of dresses and a variety of accessories such as shoes, purses and other formal wear. The combination of dresses and accessories donated in 2012 had an estimated value of more than $1.5 million.

It all leads to the series of three consecutive Saturday shopping opportunities April 20, April 27 and May 4, allowing students plenty of time to shop for their own prom dresses.

The formal dresses and accessories are distributed free to students at Glass Slipper "boutiques," where each student receives individual assistance from a volunteer "personal shopper." This year's boutiques are at McCorkle School, 44th and State Street in Chicago.

More information about The Glass Slipper Project is available at

Zengeler Cleaners' stores are located in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, two Libertyville stores, Long Grove and the company's headquarters in Northbrook. Visit

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