Coats for Veterans Drive Underway

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“Coats for Vets is a great opportunity to show our appreciation in a very meaningful way,” says Tom Zengeler, president of Zengeler Cleaners, which has partnered with Rotary Sunrise in Libertyville, Ill. Winter clothing for U.S. veterans living in northern Illinois, is being collected by members of Libertyville Rotary Sunrise, or can be dropped off at either of the cleaners’ two Libertyville stores now through Oct. 31. (Photo: Zengeler Cleaners)

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“Perfect opportunity to look through your closet and donate items,” says Zengeler

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Rotary Sunrise, Libertyville, Ill., and Zengeler Cleaners are teaming-up for the annual clothing collection drive supporting U.S. veterans, Zengeler reports.

Donations are being accepted through Oct. 31, and can be given to any member of Libertyville Rotary Sunrise, or dropped off at either of the cleaners’ two Libertyville stores.

The drive seeks to collect winter coats, jackets and other seasonal apparel for veterans throughout the northern Illinois area.

“The issue of our veterans facing a variety of problems when returning from active duty is not one that’s going away anytime soon,” says Tom Zengeler, president of Zengeler Cleaners.

“With continuous unrest in several different areas of the world,” he points out, “we unfortunately have a new group of veterans returning home every month — many in desperate need of jobs, food, clothing and housing.”

He relates that: “Coats for Vets is a great opportunity to show our appreciation in a very meaningful way. After all, every American owes our way of life to the service of our vets.”

All types of clothing are welcomed, the company points out. Blankets, gloves, hats and other seasonal apparel are all needed, in addition to coats and jackets.

“Coats for Vets offers the perfect opportunity to look through your closet and donate items you may no longer need,” Zengeler says.

Once the donations are gathered, the cleaners’ team will inspect, repair and clean every item, and then deliver the renewed items to the VA hospital prior to Veterans Day on Sat., Nov. 11.

For more information visit the cleaners’ website.

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Tim Burke

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Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or tburke@atmags.com.

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