From Boston Business Journal by Mary Moore
Arthur Anton Jr. is in the business of cleaning clothes with his company, Tewksbury-based Anton’s Cleaners, but he has found a way to help people along the way. One charitable initiative is an annual coat drive — Coats for Kids — during which Anton’s collects more than 50,000 coats between October and January. They then are distributed through various nonprofits, such as the Salvation Army.
Anton’s is perhaps best known for Belle of the Ball — collecting and distributing prom donated dresses. One day each April, Anton’s invites eager prom-goers to Simmons College, where they can browse the selection and find something they like. The first event featured just dresses, and now it includes shoes and accessories, he said.(more…)