9/19/2017

Libertyville Rotary Sunrise, Zengeler Cleaners Team Up For Annual Clothing Collection Drive Supporting U.S. Veterans


Donations accepted through October 31st at Zengeler Cleaners’ Libertyville locations

Northbrook, IL, September 19, 2017: Libertyville Rotary Sunrise is once again hosting its annual "Coats for Vets" collection drive. The goal is to collect winter coats, jackets and other seasonal apparel for veterans throughout the northern Illinois area. Donations can be given to any member of Libertyville Rotary Sunrise, or dropped off at either of Zengeler Cleaners' two Libertyville stores (539 E. Park Avenue and 1401 Peterson Road), as both locations are serving as official collection locations for the 2017 drive.

"The issue of our veterans facing a variety of problems when returning from active duty is not one that's going away anytime soon," said Tom Zengeler, President of Zengeler Cleaners. "With continuous unrest in several different areas of the world, we unfortunately have a new group of veterans returning home every month - many in desperate need of jobs, food, clothing and housing. '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."

While the drive is called "Coats For Vets," all types of clothing are welcomed. 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. "All types of donations are welcomed," continued Zengeler. "With the help of generous individuals in the community, we're confident this year's drive will once again be a huge success."

Donations for this year's drive will be accepted through Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Once the donations are gathered, the Zengeler team will inspect, repair as needed and clean every single item. Zengeler Cleaners will then deliver the renewed items to the VA Hospital prior to Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11th.

For more information about the 2017 Coats for Vets drive, please contact Tom Zengeler, President, at (847) 272-6550, ext. 14, or visit Zengeler Cleaners' website at www.zengelercleaners.com. In addition to the company's two Libertyville stores, Zengeler Cleaners has other locations in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, Northbrook and Long Grove, IL. Zengeler Cleaners . . . America's First Family of Dry Cleaning™.