Our Coats for Kids program is a labor of love for our team of over 170 employees. Every year since 1988 kind people in our community have donated coats of all shapes and sizes at their neighborhood Puritan Cleaners. Every November, in addition to cleaning and pressing thousands of garments, our team stays late and […]
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 […]
You can make a difference in a girl’s life. Can you imagine being a teenage girl dreaming about attending her junior or senior prom, only to realize that the cost of a dress is out of reach? That’s where the Cinderella Dreams Project comes in. The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club, Puritan Cleaners, and YMCAs of Greater Richmond […]
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.