Monday, December 10, 2007

Village East Cleaners Spearheading Donation Drive to Benefit St. Jude's Ranch for Children

LAS VEGAS — Village East Cleaners & Alterations (Village East Cleaners) is conducting a holiday donation drive to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children now through Jan. 4. The company is collecting monetary donations; new, unwrapped gifts; and gently used books appropriate for children (ages 5 an up) and teens. Checks should be made payable to St. Jude’s Ranch and are tax deductible.

Individuals and businesses may mail donations to Village East Cleaners or drop off at either of the company’s two stores, 1760 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway (at Valle Verde) or 11041 S. Eastern Avenue (at Sunridge Heights). Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. All monetary donors will be recognized with a certificate that will be displayed at Village East Cleaners.

“There children right here in our community who have been abused, forgotten and abandoned, with no homes and no families. They need and deserve our help and our compassion, especially now during what should be a most joyous time of year,” said Edwin Los, general manager of Village East Cleaners. “Our company and our customers have chosen to lend our support to St. Jude’s Ranch because of the remarkable work they do. It is our wish to give these kids a memorable holiday and let them know that people care.”

In addition to collecting donations and delivering them to St. Jude’s Ranch, Village East Cleaners will also make a monetary donation to the charity.

St. Jude's Ranch for Children has a 40-year history of caring for abandoned and neglected children. Since it was established in 1967 by Father Jack Adam, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has cared for more than 1,000 children in a safe, home-like environment designed to provide opportunities, choices and hope.

Village East Cleaners & Alterations is a family-owned business that has served the Las Vegas Valley for nearly three decades. The company is a full-service cleaners with stores located at 1760 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway and 11041 S. Eastern Avenue. Its community service includes an annual clothing drive for the homeless and a holiday donation drive to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

Village East Cleaners is a shining example of a small business making a meaningful and lasting impact through community service. The company supports several charities every year, and selected St. Jude's Ranch once again because of the critical niche the non-profit fills in the community. This giving program is an excellent example for businesses of all sizes to follow.

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