2014-04-19 08:29:16 - How does any fundraiser begin? For Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts
, it started when one of its customers, Channel 9 weatherman Jed Castles, wanted to donate his used suits to veterans. Enter Brian Culver, a US Navy veteran and owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of OKC. Culver offered to dry clean, press and deliver the suits to Paralyzed Veterans of America for distribution to veterans.
“As someone who did it, I can tell you there are a lot of challenges that go with leaving the military and trying to enter the private sector job force. For some veterans, not having a proper suit for that big interview can be one of them said Culver, who served as a helicopter pilot in the Navy from 2002 to 2012. “With Jed’s help,
we now have a program in place where we will clean used suits that are in good condition and, through the Paralyzed Veterans of America, make sure they get to job-seeking veterans
Lapels Dry Cleaning is located at 13801 North Bryant Avenue in OKC. Those interested in donating a men’s or women’s suit can stop by during regular store hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, 12 pm to 3 pm.
“Giving back to the community is one of the staples of the Lapels Dry Cleaning organization. Presently, we’re in the middle of our clothing drive for Big Brother Big Sister organizations in six states said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “We commend Brian for taking the initiative to start the suits for veterans drive in OKC. Pardon the pun, but we hope our other locations will follow suit in giving back to our veterans
Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience for the past 12 years. Using the latest technology in equipment and cleaning solution, Lapels is one of the few dry cleaners in the greater OKC area able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process. Their environmentally-friendly cleaning process has no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening the life of clothes. At Lapels you can see, feel and smell the difference.
Beyond the environmentally friendly cleaning process is Lapels Dry Cleaning’s customer service. Lapels customers are greeted to a warm and inviting reception area, with friendly customer service representatives, and alteration services.
Lapels offers its customers Automatic Rewards earning them credit towards free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend, Loyalty Programs, a VIP Program which eliminates the need to wait in line and the use of a 24 Hour Drop Off Service. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm.
For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning, please visit www.mylapels.com.
Lapels Dry Cleaning – Environmentally Friendly Cleaners
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), California (Poway), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Bedford, Boston, Brighton, Cambridge, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Franklin, Hanover, Marshfield, Natick, Needham, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Walpole, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick, Freehold and Verona), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), Rhode Island (Lincoln); South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island); Texas (Austin, Bee Cave, Brownsville, Cedar Park). Additional locations are coming soon to New Albany MS, Jacksonville, FL, Fleming Island, FL, South Boston, MA, Scottsdale, AZ, Hingham, MA and Allston, MA
Lapels Dry Cleaning has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s 26th Annual “Franchise 500” as well as Entrepreneur’s “Top 50 New Franchises identifying Lapels Dry Cleaning as one of today’s top franchise opportunities. 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 corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.
To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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