Margaret's Joins The Princess Project

Margaret's Contact: Jan Bohn
Phone: (858) 454-2375,
For Immediate Release
Princess Project Contact: Angela Geisler
Phone: (619) 993-7009,
January 15, 2009
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Margaret's Teams Up with The Princess Project
Four Convenient Southern California Drop-Off Locations for Tax Deductible Dress Donations

San Diego, California, January 15, 2009 — Prom season is right around the corner and Margaret's Cleaners is helping young women in Southern California by working with The Princess Project San Diego. The Princess Project is a non-profit organization that provides free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who otherwise couldn't afford them. Margaret's Cleaners is now the Southern California drop-off site for your tax-deductible donations of gently used dresses and accessories.

The Princess Project collects formal dresses and accessories from women, girls, and companies throughout Southern California, and distributes them free of charge to girls at fun-filled events in the spring. Since The Princess Project began serving Bay Area girls in 2002, over 9,000 girls have received dresses and accessories. Now this opportunity is available to deserving high school girls in Southern California through its new association with Margaret's Cleaners.

In 2009 The Princess Project expects to serve 3,000 California girls through its spring giveaway events in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, the East Bay, and now in San Diego. Girls are expected to honestly determine their own need and must have a valid high school ID in order to be admitted to an event. “Every young girl wants to go to the prom, but today's economy can make that challenging for many local families,” said Anne Richardson, co-founder of The Princess Project San Diego. “By pooling resources, reaching out to local individuals and working with generous retailers, The Princess Project can help girls feel like royalty, even just for a day.” To make a donation to The Princess Project San Diego simply bring in your fashionable formal, gently used dresses to any of Margaret's Cleaners locations and pick up your donation receipt. We take dresses in all lengths, sizes, fabrics and colors. For more information about The Princess Project and a listing of coming events in San Diego, visit

— Margaret's Cleaners Princess Project Drop-Off Locations —

La Jolla • (866) 454-2375 
7511 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla  92037
Mon. — Sat. 7:00a to 5:30p

San Diego (Kearny Mesa) • (858) 429-7200
5150 Convoy St., San Diego 92111
Hours: Mon. — Fri. 7:00a to 6:00p, Sat. 8:00a to 5:00p

Del Mar/RSF • (858) 755-2715
3790 Via De La Valle, # 213, Del Mar 92014  
Hours: Mon. — Fri. 7:00a to 6:00p,
Sat. 8:00a to 5:00p

Newport Beach • (949) 645-5210
1831 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach 92650
Hours: Mon. — Fri. 7:00a to 6:00p, Sat. 9:00a to 5:00p

About The Princess Project: Entering its eighth year, The Princess Project is a 100 percent volunteer-run effort that provides free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who could not otherwise afford them. The Princess Project collects new and “nearly new” formal dresses and accessories from women, girls, and companies, and distributes them free of charge to teens at a fun-filled events in the spring in San Francisco, East Bay, Silicon Valley and now, San Diego.

About Margaret's: Established in 1953, Margaret's is one of the top couture cleaners in the nation and the only Five-Star Certified Couture Cleaner™ in Southern California. Commercial and residential delivery is offered throughout San Diego and Orange Counties and has recently expanded to include couture clothing retailers of Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. Services include fine dry cleaning, couture alterations, beaded and evening apparel cleaning, knit blocking and repair, gown preservation, textile restoration, French hand laundry, purse cleaning, and leather and suede cleaning. Margaret's Cleaners is a family-owned business which takes pride in exceeding their customer's expectations. They are committed to customer satisfaction, and providing a work environment that recognizes and values the hard work of every employee.

For more information about Margaret's Cleaners please visit or call (866) 454-2375. Also, if would you would like a Word document for publication, please email