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.