Classic Cleaners: Supporting Dress for Success in 2009

Striving always to be a good corporate citizen, Classic Cleaners supports Dress for Success on an ongoing basis. According to the Dress for Success What We Do page,

The mission of Dress for Success 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.

Classic Cleaners helps Dress for Success in numerous ways. We accept suits and blouses at any of our 17 Classic Cleaners locations. Also, you can donate via your Classic Cleaners free home pick-up and delivery service. Disadvantaged women will use the suits and blouses you donate when they go on job interviews and start their new jobs. This program has helped thousands of women get the professional look and self-esteem they need to start fresh and improve their lives.

Classic Cleaners also engaged in two major initiatives in 2009 to help Dress for Success.

August Fundraising Drive
As we do every year, in August 2009, Classic Cleaners donated $2.00 for every dry cleaning order of $20.00 or more. This year, Classic Cleaners donated over $13,000.00.

Stepping Out in Style
Stepping Out in Style is a dinner and fashion show fundraiser for Dress for Success held every September at the Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis. The evening’s festivities begin with a cocktail hour, a diamond dig, and a raffle. During dinner, attendees enjoy a fashion show with clothing provided by local boutiques and modeled by prominent women in the community. This year’s models included Winnie Ballard (wife of the mayor), local businesswomen, and TV personalities. Attendees also listen to the stories of Dress for Success clients. The contributions of Classic Cleaners and other partners are acknowledged during the show.

If you contributed to Dress for Success this year, we’d like to offer our sincere thanks! If you have not yet contributed to this good cause, please consider what suits and blouses you can spare. We accept Dress for Success donations throughout the year!

The Classic Cleaners Blog Team