Thursday, May 10, 2012

Soles4Souls Shoe Charity: Barefoot Week

Please join Soles4Souls as they go barefoot for Barefoot Week, June 1-7.

During barefoot week, the Soles4Souls team will go barefoot for hours at a time to tangibly remind everyone of the importance of safe, sturdy shoes.

Will you join Soles4Souls during Barefoot Week?

Soles4Souls is collecting monetary donations and new or gently worn shoes. For every $1 you donate, Soles4Souls can provide an additional pair of shoes to someone in need. The money also helps the organization process and distribute donated shoes.
Soles4Souls would also like to collect 500,000 pairs of new or gently worn shoes in time for Barefoot Week.

Margaret's Cleaners is proud to be a drop-off location! You can drop off new or gently used shoes at any of our Margaret's stores.

To donate, bring your new or gently worn shoes and/or donations into any Margaret's

Margaret’s Cleaners
5150 Convoy
San Diego, CA 92111

Margaret’s Cleaners
7511 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Margaret’s Cleaners
3790 Via De La Valle, Suite 213
Del Mar, CA 92014

Margaret’s Cleaners
1831 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Soles4Soles is a Nashville-based nonprofit organization that distributes shoes to people in need around the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has delivered over 17 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in over 127 countries, including Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, and the United States.

Soles4Souls accepts all types of shoes, including athletic, running, dress, sandals, pumps, heels, work boots, cleats, dance, flip flops, as long as they are new or gently worn. The charity also accepts half pairs. Sometimes they can find matches!

For more information, visit the the Soles4Souls FAQ page.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Testimonial and our CleanByMail service

Check out this wonderful testimonial we received from a long-time client:

"I received your letter inquiring why I had not been in to Margaret's lately.

I have relocated out of the area to Kansas City, MO. I may need to use your service remotely; I understand you can mail cleaned items to customers out-of-state?

Margaret's is, without a doubt, the best cleaner I have ever used. 99% of all my clothes are Gorigio Armari and you have kept them in great shape."
-Robert E.

Our CleanByMail service is perfect for customers like Robert!  

Like in any successful long-distance relationship, Margaret’s CleanByMail service takes the time to make sure your garments, ties, and bags receive the proper TLC—even when they’re far from home. CleanByMail is a convenience-service for customers who want the best care for their garments and handbags, but aren't near a Margaret's facility.

Why CleanByMail?
CleanByMail is like having a Margaret's facility at your doorstep. The same professionals who work on local drop-offs also clean the CleanByMail items. You simply send us your items, we care for them, and then we package them according to Margaret's standards and ship them back to you. 

How do I send my item?
To get started, simply download and print the CleanByMail request form. Fill out the information, and then send it along with your item to:

c/o Margaret's Cleaners
5150 Convoy Street
San Diego, CA 92111

For your convenience, you can clip and use the lower right-hand corner of the request form as a shipping label.

Can I get an estimate before I send it to you?
If you'd like a cleaning estimate before you ship your item, plug in your Web cam and make a Live Web call to Margaret's for an instant estimate. Or for a price estimate on a purse, fill out the Purse Cleaning Estimator form

Which items do you accept for CleanByMail?
To ensure the highest quality for your items, which will travel long distances, we accept only certain items that travel well and arrive in excellent condition. After all, you expect the best from us, and we want to deliver the best.
Items we accept:
  • Purses and handbags
  • St. John's knits
  • Bridal gowns for preservation
  • Neck ties
  • and more, depending on the item
If you have an item you're unsure about, give us a call at (866) 454-2375 or send us an email.