We celebrate National Dry Cleaning Day on March 3rd every year! Dry cleaning is a process that’s been around for centuries, but the process as we know it was pioneered by an African-American tradesman and abolitionist in New York City by the name of Thomas Jennings. Mr. Jennings was born to a free family in […]
Your favorite perfumes or colognes make you ‘scent’-sational, but their high alcohol content can stain your garments. When you apply the fragrance, the alcohol evaporates quickly, leaving the oil scent base. If your clothing comes in contact with the alcohol before it’s dry, a chemical reaction can occur, leaving faded or discolored spots. On white […]
FeedMore distributes over 75,000 lbs. of food EVERY DAY and the need for food increases in the summer months as children are out of school. Every Spring we partner with our community to collect funds and food donations for FeedMore and the Central Virginia Food Bank. Our goal each year is to collect enough funds and food to […]
Autumn is here and the weather will soon be changing. That means changing your wardrobe. Unless you have three or four empty closets in your home, you may have to store clothes with the changes of the season. Before putting clothes in storage, let us clean them. Cleaning prevents even invisible stains from discoloring and weakening […]
One of our favorite stops year after year is Franklin Military Academy. The students there are always so impressive and enthusiastic, and we can thank Staff Sgt. McCray for keeping them (and us) on our toes. As he says, Coats For Kids is a family tradition at Franklin now.
The Coats For Kids team visited Moody Middle School in Henrico County and met a great group of very helpful kids and teachers. They nearly filled up our van with coats and did it all with big smiles on their faces.
It’s our 2nd year visiting Echo Lake Elementary in Henrico County and we came away with over 200 coats again this year. Their staff and kids are so enthusiastic and happy to help, that it’s a joy to be with them.