Goodwill® and ZIPS® Dry Cleaners Renew Partnership on Successful Will2Work Clothing Drive

BALTIMORE, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake is pleased to announce that it has renewed its successful partnership with ZIPS® Dry Cleaners on an area wide clothing drive between September 1st and September 30th, 2012.

The Will2Work Clothing Drive will provide disadvantaged adults trying to re-enter the workforce with access to donated suits and professional attire that can be worn on the job or to job interviews.

"Everyone knows the rule. First impressions count," said Brett Vago, Co-Owner and Chairman of ZIPS Dry Cleaners. "This is the least we can do to help those in need put their best foot forward."

Throughout the month of September, each of ZIPS' 29 stores in the Greater Washington-Baltimore region, as well as the dry cleaning chain's four stores in Pennsylvania, and 1 store in Norfolk, VA will serve as drop off locations for clothing donations during September.

The participating ZIPS locations include:

Virginia

Elkridge

Timonium

Alexandria

Frederick

Towson

Fredericksburg

Gaithersburg


Falls Church

Gambrills

Washington, DC

Manassas

Germantown

Connecticut Ave./Van Ness

Norfolk

Glen Burnie


Fairfax

Kent Island

Pennsylvania

Dumfries

Laurel

Bensalem

Chantilly

Lanham

Lancaster


Marlow Heights

Warminster

Maryland

Pasadena

York

Annapolis

Pikesville


Baltimore

Rockville


College Park

Scaggsville


Columbia

Silver Spring


For complete store information, visit www.321zips.com

"Our mission is putting people to work, and being prepared with proper attire is one of the requirements of achieving and maintaining employment," said Lisa Rusyniak, President & CEO for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc." The partnership between ZIPS and Goodwill will give hundreds of people in our community access to the clothing that will help them secure and maintain employment."  

About ZIPS
ZIPS, founded in 1996 and began franchising in 2006, has more than 28 locations on the East Coast. The company offers a fixed price of $1.99 for any garment to be dry cleaned and $1.19 for any shirt to be laundered. ZIPS offers same day service "In by 9 out by 5" with the motto, "We take the sting out of dry cleaning." Furthermore, ZIPS is a cash only business which helps keep the price down for consumers and thus provides a large amount of inventory on a constant basis for the franchise owners (which can average nearly 3,000 garments per day). With less than 10 percent of total costs going towards supplies and inventory, ZIPS is proving that it is a hot investment. For more information, go to www.321zips.com.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake:
For 93 years, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has helped others help themselves. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods funds job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities. Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 20,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers, and places approximately 2,300 in jobs. For more information, visit www.goodwillches.org

Media Contact:
Jonathan Balog
Director of Marketing
410-837-1800 ext 175 - Office
410-598-7617 - Cell
jbalog@goodwillches.org


SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.



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