Flair Cleaners Hosts Fourth Annual Flair Care Package Drive Benefitting Nearly 130,000 Military and their Families

Flair Care Packages delivery to the USO Greater Los Angeles Area in 2013
Flair Care Packages delivery to the USO Greater Los Angeles Area in 2013

Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaning business, will host its fourth annual Flair Care Package Drive, May 12 – 25 to pay tribute to America’s military and commemorate Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.  Through the drive, Flair will collect a wide range of items that will be delivered to military personnel wherever they are deployed through the USO Greater Los Angeles Area.  In addition, Flair will dry clean or launder up to five shirts, blouses or pants for all active duty military personnel and veterans at no charge May 23 - 25, 2014. These programs complement Flair’s year-round military discounts and complimentary flag cleaning.

“Our family is proud to continue our 50-year tradition of supporting Southern California’s veterans, servicemen and women, and their families. We are proud to collaborate with the USO Greater Los Angeles Area and to provide a way for our communities and our customers to easily give back to those who ensure our freedoms every day,” said Flair owner Gary Futterman.  “It is an honor to join with our community to provide care packages for our military personnel.”

Flair Care Package Drive                            

The annual Flair Care Package Drive is one of the largest collection efforts in Southern California.  Residents and businesses throughout the region are being asked to donate supplies for active duty military personnel that will offer a “touch-of-home,” regardless of where they are deployed.  Donations can be brought to any of the five Flair Cleaners locations – Burbank, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Studio City, and Valencia – May 12 through May 25.  Every Flair Cleaners customer who donates will receive a certificate for 50% off dry cleaning as a thank you. 

Items needed for the Flair Care Package Drive include water, soft drinks, individually packaged snacks, personal hygiene supplies, and paperback books.  A complete list can be found on the Flair Cleaners Facebook page, www.facebook.com/flairdrycleaners.

“USO Greater Los Angeles Area, which serves more than 130,000 military personnel and their families annually, is delighted to once again partner with Flair Cleaners in this drive for our troops,” said Executive Director Bob Kurkjian. “We receive no government funding and rely entirely on the generosity of patriotic citizens and philanthropic businesses like Flair Cleaners to help provide the 'touch of home' that the USO is famous for.”

The USO Greater Los Angeles Area, an independent, not-for-profit organization, lifts the spirits of more than 130,000 troops and their families annually throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.  Since 1941, the USO has been on the ground everywhere our troops are, from the far reaches of the world to our very own backyard. USO staff and 500 dedicated volunteers provide high quality, critical support and morale boosting programs and services to troops and the wounded, ill and injured military and their families, and families of the fallen. USO Greater Los Angeles Area receives no funding from the federal government or Department of Defense, relying on the generosity of individuals, corporations, community organizations and philanthropic giving to support its work. Learn more at www.BobHopeUSO.org.

About Flair Cleaners

Since 1958, Flair Cleaners, a family-owned business, has delivered on its promise to provide exceptional quality and personal service that brings new "life" into its clients’ wardrobes and home accessories.  With five locations – Burbank, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Studio City, and Valencia – Flair Cleaners has earned a reputation as a trusted pillar of the community through its family’s commitment to eco-friendly cleaning, contributions to education, veterans, and charity organizations, and outstanding quality that helps customers look their best.  For more information on Flair Cleaners, its community service or its green environmental practices and awards, visit www.FlairCleaners.com, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flairdrycleaners.

Barbara Krause May 10, 2014 at 09:15 AM
As always a fine project; I will gather items; people have been generous and hope that it continues that way.


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