Zengeler Cleaners Renews Commitment to Glass Slipper Project

Illinois’ Largest Dry Cleaners is official prom dress drop-off location

Northbrook, IL, December 20, 2016: Zengeler Cleaners and the Glass Slipper Project (GSP) have announced the renewal of their partnership that helps thousands of high school women experience the joy of prom. Zengeler Cleaners always looks forward to working with the Glass Slipper Project, and this year marks its 16th year working with the organization. As the official north suburban collection point for GSP, they’ll accept donations of lovingly- worn prom dresses, shoes and accessories at all eight (8) of its locations in Lake and Cook Counties.

“Zengeler Cleaners looks forward to another fabulous collection effort working with the Glass Slipper Project,” said Tom Zengeler, President of the Midwest’s oldest and largest cleaning company. “The GSP provides an extremely valuable service for low-income students at a very important time in their lives. We’re proud of our long relationship with Glass Slipper and are excited about our next collection drive.”

The Glass Slipper Project was founded by women who recognized many girls cannot afford the luxury of spending big dollars for prom, no matter how special that night may be. The organization distributes the formal dresses and accessories free of charge at Glass Slipper "boutiques," where each student receives individual assistance from a volunteer "personal shopper."

The 2017 collection drive kicks off right after the first of the year, with many participating schools already lined up and ready to help. In fact, local support has increased annually since the organization was founded nearly 20 years ago. This growth has helped Zengeler Cleaners set new collection records almost every year – including last spring, when they received 5,287 dresses, shoes and accessories valued at more than $3.5 Million. Many of the dresses came from the local high schools supporting the project, including Deerfield, Carmel, New Trier, Libertyville and Lake Forest, along with the Vernon Area Public Library District.

“The impact from the Glass Slipper Project touches so many in a positive way that each year, we receive inquiries from other schools and organizations, even local businesses, asking how they can help support this cause,” continued Zengeler. “This underscores the value of the work of the Glass Slipper Project and its volunteers to the many high school women they help.”

Zengeler Cleaners provides many very important services for GSP. In addition to their role as the north suburban collection point, they also inspect, repair as needed and clean each and every donated prom dress brought to their stores – all at no cost to the organization. This assures every student wearing a dress from the Glass Slipper Project looks her best on this important evening.

More information about The Glass Slipper Project is available at www.glassslipperproject.org. For more information about Zengeler Cleaners, please contact Tom Zengeler, President, at (847) 272-6550, ext. 14, or visit Zengeler Cleaners’ website at www.zengelercleaners.com. Zengeler Cleaners’ eight stores are located in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, two Libertyville stores, Long Grove and the company’s headquarters store in Northbrook. Zengeler Cleaners . . . America's First Family of Dry Cleaning™.