Here at Model Cleaners, our mission is to Care for our customer, our community, and each other like family.
And we take that mission very seriously!
Here are just a few of the ways that we try to improve our community:
Donate Backpacks to Kids in Need
Since 2014, every August we have collected new or “like new” backpacks at our local stores to help families in that don’t have the means to buy their kids backpacks.
We do this because we know school is important and we want every kid to have a fair chance to succeed in life!
Breast Cancer Donations
Since 2004, every October we have raised over $5,000 per year to help Breast cancer awareness in our local community.
It’s our hope that these donations help support the search to find a cure and put an end to this terrible disease!
Food Drive to Feed the Hungry
For the second year in a row, from October through November we have started an annual food drive at our stores. When a customer brings in a canned or non-perishable food item to anyone of our locations in return they can get 20% off their next incoming order.
Collections go through end of November and right before Thanksgiving we donate over 1,500 pounds of food to a local food bank in Pittsburgh.
Annual “Share the Warmth” Coat Drive
Every November & December (since 1992), we participate in this charity with the Salvation Army. Each year we collect over 5,000 coats yearly for our neighbors in need of warmth during the cold months of the winter.
Because let’s face it: winter is C-O-L-D in this part of the country!
When our customer donates a coat at one of our stores, we will give that customer a 40% discount on having their own coat cleaned.
Support Local Basketball
Since 2007, every December we host the annual Model Cleaners Tip Off Classic at Upper St Clair High School. We do this to help kick off the WPIAL Boy’s Basketball season.
Through the years teams such at Upper ST Clair, Bethel Park, Chartiers Valley, Franklin Regional, Monessen, Plum among others have participated in this event.
Winners of the tournament receive $500 toward their basketball program each year to help pay for uniforms, equipment, and other expenses to help make their season a success.
Customer Appreciation Days
At various time throughout the year, we host these events at random Model Cleaners locations.
Every customer who comes in that day gets a percent off their order. Plus, for every piece brought in that day we’ll donate $1 to a local charity or organization in that community. Some customer appreciations days that we’ve had in the past have raised over $1,000 for a worthy cause in that community.
This is just one more little way we like to give back to the community–and you–and to thank you both for taking such good care of us.