Libertyville Sunrise Rotary, Zengeler Cleaners Team Up For Annual Clothing Collection Drive Supporting U.S. Veterans

Donations accepted through October 31st at Zengeler Cleaners’ Libertyville locations

Northbrook, IL, September 22, 2020: Libertyville Sunrise Rotary is once again teaming up with Zengeler Cleaners for its annual “Coats for Vets” collection drive. The goal is to collect winter coats, jackets and other seasonal apparel for veterans throughout the northern Illinois area. Donations are now being accepted by any member of Libertyville Rotary Sunrise, or they can be dropped off at either of Zengeler Cleaners’ Libertyville locations (539 E. Park Avenue and 1401 Peterson Road), as both stores are official collection locations for the 2020 drive.



“It’s all too common for veterans returning from active duty to face a variety of problems as they try to readjust to civilian life,” said Tom Zengeler, President of Zengeler Cleaners. “As long as U.S. troops continue to be deployed in several ‘hot zones’ around the world, we’ll continue to have a new group of veterans returning home every month — many of whom will be in desperate need of jobs, food, clothing and housing. ‘Coats for Vets’ provides a great opportunity to show our appreciation for the sacrifices our troops make on a regular basis.”

While the drive is called “Coats For Vets,” all types of clothing are welcomed, including blankets, gloves, hats and other seasonal apparel, in addition to coats and jackets. “This year’s ‘Coats for Vets’ drive might be a great time to look through your closet and donate items you no longer need,” continued Zengeler. “With the help of generous individuals in the community, we’re confident this year’s drive will once again be a huge success. And remember … every donated item will be put to good use!” Donations will be accepted through Saturday, October 31, 2020. Once the donations are gathered, the Zengeler team will inspect, repair as needed and clean every single item, then deliver the renewed items to the VA Hospital prior to Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th.

Please find a picture with coats donated during a previous drive collection accompanying this article. For more information, please contact Tom Zengeler, President, at (847) 272-6550, ext. 14, or visit Zengeler Cleaners’ at In addition to the two Libertyville locations, Zengeler Cleaners has stores in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, Northbrook and Long Grove, IL. Zengeler Cleaners … America’s First Family of Dry Cleaning.


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