Community Outreach News
American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2017
On Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th Team Ziker members will once again be participating in the St. Joseph County Relay for Life. For 24 hours from 10 am Saturday until 10 am Sunday teams will spend a fun and emotional 24 hours at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
This year marks the 10th year Ziker Cleaners has participated and raised money for this special event. A very special thanks goes to Ziker Cleaners Granger Store Manager, Robin Lewis, for once again coordinating Zikers participation in the Relay for Life. Last year Team Ziker raised just short of $2400 for the American Cancer Society.
Click here for more information about the St. Joseph County Relay for Life.
Dresses for Princess for a Night 2017
Ziker Cleaners and The Junior League of South Bend held the 14th Annual Princess for a Night gently used prom dress give away at the Century Center in South Bend on April 1st. This year we gave away over 250 dresses to young women who might otherwise have not been able to attend their prom.
A special thanks goes out to our partners that help make this event possible, The Morris Civic Theater, Stephenson’s of Elkhart, The Junior League of South Bend and the Century Center. Also thanks you to all of the generous members of our community who donated a gently used gown for this great project.
Coats for Kids 2016
Ziker Cleaners Coats for Kids Community Outreach helps 100’s this Year!
For the past 30 years Ziker Cleaners Coats for Kids program has helped 10’s of thousands kids and adults in our community receive a warm winter coat. Through your generosity, this year was no exception. While the number of coats donated was down over previous years, all of the coats that were received and cleaned have or will be distributed to those in need by early January.
This year we were able to supply coats for several organizations holding events. The first event was sponsored by the South Bend Community School Corporation and it was held on December 2nd at Navarre School. At this event over 450 kids coats were given to those in need. The 2nd event was held on December 17th at the Central Fire Station in South Bend, this event entitled, Coats for Community, was sponsored by the S.B. Fire Department, 466 Works and Lincoln School. This coat give away focused on both the distribution of kids and adult coats to those living in the central sections of South Bend. Again over 400 coats were distributed at this event. In early January more coats will be distributed to Elkhart and Goshen school corporations for kids there in need.
Ziker Cleaners wishes to thank you for all of the community supporter for this on going project and a special thanks to those who took the time to donate a gently worn coat so a child or adult could be warmer this winter.