St Croix Cleaners' 'Coats for a Cause'

Organizations Join Together to Help Low-Income Families Stay Warm for Winter

St Croix Cleaners' "Coats For a Cause"

​​St Croix Cleaners, a locally owned dry cleaner, has partnered with Ready for Success for the fifth year in a row to collect business-appropriate coats for low-income families to wear during the winter. All donations should be less than five years old and have no visible wear. St Croix Cleaners will clean and press each coat that is donated before it heads to the Ready for Success headquarters, ensuring that everyone gets a freshly cleaned coat. Coats can be donated at any of their 15 locations now through November 30. 
Ready for Success was founded in 1997 and began as a small clothing closet operating out of the basement of a church. It is now a program of Project for Pride in Living and operates out of its own office in Minneapolis. The long-term goal of Ready for Success is to assist low- income individuals in finding employment that supports their financial stability. Through their efforts, Ready for Success has seen a higher rate of employment resulting from successful job interviews, increased job retention and an overall better feeling of self- confidence for the people they help.

Ready for Success operates as a boutique-style clothing program, pairing each person with a volunteer who assists them in selecting three or more professional outfits for job interviews and the workplace. Over 1,500 men and women received assistance from the Ready for Success program in 2018.  

“As a business owner, I find that working with the community is a gift,” says Polly Nemec, Co-Owner of St Croix Cleaners. “Not only does it help those who need it most, but it gives our customers a great opportunity to get involved.” St Croix Cleaners hopes to surpass our record of over 200 coats in one season. Those interested in donating, please stop by any of the 15 St Croix Cleaners locations with business appropriate coats. All donations should be less than five years old and have no visible wear. For each customer that donates, their coat becomes a coupon where they will receive 20% off their next dry cleaning order.  

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About St Croix Cleaners
St Croix Cleaners is a locally owned dry cleaner that is passionate about helping people look and feel their best. Purchased by Dave and Polly Nemec in 2001, St Croix Cleaners has established itself as the leader in providing exceptional customer care, high-quality and award-winning garment cleaning and finishing. Based in Stillwater, MN, St Croix Cleaners has won numerous Readers’ Choice Awards and is the only dry cleaners that offer Treasured Garment Restoration, a nationally renowned cleaning division specializing in the cleaning and restoration of vintage, specialty and delicate garments. It is also a leader in developing and maintaining eco-friendly cleaning practices. 

Source: St Croix Cleaners


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