Lapels Dry Cleaning kicks off 15th annual clothing drive


Lapels Dry Cleaning hosts its annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, continuing through April 28. Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Arizona, Connecticut, and Massachusetts will accept clothing donations during this period. Lapels Dry Cleaning is at 395 State Rd. in Vineyard Haven.

According to a press release, Lapels has pioneered an eco-friendly dry-cleaning experience over the past 18 years. Part of that effort includes a partnership agreement with GreenEarth, the dry-cleaning industry’s only nontoxic cleaning alternative. Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment, the release says, Lapels is also one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process.

Lapels customers and the general public are welcome to donate any gently used clothing items, including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, coats, jackets, shoes (any season or size). Household items such as linens, sheets, blankets, towels, drapes, comforters, afghans, curtains, fabric, and purses are also accepted.

Clothing collected by Lapels Dry Cleaning will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters and in turn will then be sold by high-end thrift stores. The net proceeds from those sales are donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs for young girls and boys.