Community Responsibility

Just as we help our customers look and feel their finest, we work to serve our community to be its best. In addition to contributing to local causes, Classic Cleaners is proud to contribute to national and international not-for-profit organizations.  We've also made big changes in how we operate our business on a day to day basis to demonstrate our dedication to reducing our impact on our environment.

We offer a discount on uniform cleaning to all first responders and medical professionals.  We also offer free American Flag Cleaning Year Round.

Our Community Partner

The mission of Dress for Success Indianapolis is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

More than 9,000 women have been served through Dress for Success Indianapolis since the organization was founded in 1999.  Classic Cleaners has supported Dress for Success Indianapolis since 2003 and has supported this good cause in two main ways:

  1. On an ongoing basis, each of our retail locations act as drop-off sites for donations of women's suits and blouses.  We then complimentary clean the women's suits and blouses our customers donate to this organization and deliver them to Dress for Success Indianapolis' downtown office.  Since our partnership began, and with our customers' help, over 8,500 women have interviewed in style, confidence, and a clean crisp suit.
  2. Every August from 2005 thru 2013 we donated $2 to Dress for Success Indianapolis for every one-time $20 incoming dry-cleaning order.  During these years, Classic Cleaners, with the help of our valued customer base, has raised over $103,000 for Dress for Success Indianapolis.  THANK YOU!

Classic Cleaners has supported Dress for Success Indianapolis through the organization's signature fundraiser, Stepping Out in Style.  Acting as the Donation Match Sponsor in 2007, we were thrilled to contribute over $41,000!

 

Since 2008 Classic Cleaners has sponsored or attended the event, and in 2014 we were the event's Classic Image Sponsor and donated $15,000 to the organization.

In total, Classic Cleaners' corporate donations to Dress for Success Indianapolis have amounted to more than $170,000!


Our Environmental Responsibility

Since the start of our business over 31 years ago, we've always used the safest cleaning products available and have been recognized by the Department of Environmental Management. In 2012 we invested over $300,000 to convert to eco friendly cleaning machines and fluid.  As of September 2012, we are the first dry cleaners (and the largest) in our market to operate a system that uses this kinder, gentler fluid that is 100% harmless and odorless.  This eco friendly cleaning fluid has received the highest rating available from the dermatological community so those that have been sensitive to chemicals or odor can now safely - and effectively - benefit from having their wardrobe and household items professionally cleaned.

We encourage our customers to bring their hangers back to us for recycling by and provide hanger caddies for their convenience.  A large percentage of these hangers are reused after sanitizing which reduces our waste as well as our operating cost.

On a daily basis, we also accept plastic wrap for reuse and recycling, and follow energy-smart practices.


Our Responsibility to the Economy

Classic Cleaners strives to be a good corporate citizen through our impact on the local economy. As a locally owned and operated company in Indianapolis we contribute to our local economy by employing over 100 individuals.  As an employer of choice, we invest in our employees by offering a good wage, benefits, continuous training, and promotions from within the company whenever possible.  We also contribute to our local economy by offering an excellent product for our customers’ dollar.

Our Community Connections

Classic Cleaners is a member of the Greater Indianapolis, Carmel and Fishers Chambers of Commerce.  These groups strengthen communities by connecting businesses to one another and encouraging awareness of and involvement in local issues and opportunities.

Our Professional Associations

In order to be the best at what we do, we are a member of the following professional associations

Drycleaning & Laundry Institute.
DLI has been the premier international trade association for garment care professionals since 1883. Classic Cleaners has been a member since opening in 1985

Association of Wedding Gown Specialists.
Classic Cleaners is proud to be the sole Central Indiana representative of this fine organization. Located in more than 500 cities around the world, members specialize in caring for wedding gowns both old and new. Our MuseumCare™ wedding gown preservation service offers you all the advantages of local, personalized service plus the security of a written international guarantee.

FabricLink.
Learn more about fabrics and fabric care for your apparel and home fashions

Midwest Drycleaning and Laundry Association.
A multi-state association of dry cleaners and launderers.