Northbrook, IL, February 25, 2014: Spring is just a few short weeks away . . . and prom season can't be far behind! With that in mind, all eight Zengeler Cleaners stores are now accepting donations for the 2014 Glass Slipper Project collection drive. The Glass Slipper Project (GSP) is an all-volunteer organization providing opportunities for area high school women to experience the joy of prom at their schools. Zengeler Cleaners is supporting the GSP initiative for the 12th consecutive year.
"This is one of our favorite times of the year at Zengeler Cleaners," said Tom Zengeler, President of Illinois' oldest cleaners. "We really enjoy the opportunity to work with students from local schools, along with other community-minded businesses, in support of the Glass Slipper Project. Our goal for this year is to collect approximately 4,000 dresses – a lofty goal, but one we're confident can be met with the continued support of local schools and the local business community."
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Zengeler Cleaners and the Glass Slipper Project look to build on the success of working in partnership for the past dozen years. During that time, many generous donors have contributed thousands of dresses and a wide range of accessories, such as shoes, purses and other formal wear accessories. Last year alone, Zengeler Cleaners' eight stores collected more than 3,500 dresses, hundreds of pairs of shoes, as well as jewelry and other accessories valued at nearly $2 Million.
Over the past several years, GSP has helped approximately 19,000 high school women experience the joy of prom, made possible by the donations of lovingly-worn prom dresses and accessories. Thanks to the enthusiastic support from companies like Zengeler Cleaners, the organization has been able to sustain and expand their worthy cause, which began in 1999.
It all leads up to the series of three consecutive Saturday opportunities for high school women to visit the GSP's "shopping boutiques," which will be scheduled in late April and early May, in cooperation with Chicago Public Schools. Students will have the assistance of a personal shopper, who will help them select their dresses and accessories – all provided free of charge by GSP. The location of this year's boutiques, along with the exact dates, will be announced in the next few weeks.
Pictures from previous Glass Slipper Project collection drives are enclosed. More information about The Glass Slipper Project is available at www.glassslipperproject.org. For more info about Zengeler Cleaners, please check out www.zengelercleaners.com, or contact Tom Zengeler, President, at 847.272.6550, ext. 14. Zengeler Cleaners' stores are located in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, two Libertyville stores, Long Grove and the company's headquarters store in Northbrook, Illinois.