Collins Cleaners in Mint Hill is donating $5 per comforter cleaned for the month of October to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. PHOTO BY DEREK LACEY

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Collins Cleaners in Mint Hill is doing their part.

For the month of October, Collins Cleaners is running a comforter special, offering half price to clean comforters and donating five dollars of each sale to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The cost of the service is $15 and each comforter is cleaned with hypoallergenic soap, three wash and three rinse cycles, and a free storage bag is included with each purchase.

Vicki Moore is the man- ager of the Mint Hill Collins Cleaners and is trying to reach $500 in donations this month. With already 20 comforters cleaned and $100 donated, Moore is confident that she will meet her goal.

“I think that’s a very doable goal. We have a lot of good customers,” Moore said.

Collins has five stores in the Charlotte area, all of which are participating in the program with a goal of $2,000, but Moore says the other stores are on pace to match her $500 commit- ment, totaling donations closer to $2,500.

“Everyone is saying that they are going to beat the other store, and I made that pledge and they said well, they’re going to beat me, and I hope they do,” Moore said.

Breast cancer is an issue that hits close to home for the Collins Cleaners family, because owner Patrick Collins’ aunt Debbie Davis is a four-year breast cancer survivor and has her own charity group in Florida, the Debbie Davis Have a Heart Foundation.

Collins is also actively involved in other charities, including recycling clothes hangers and donating the money generated to Urban Ministries, a charity group that feeds the homeless.