Fireweed Cleaners was given the Gold Pan Award in 2008. It is a prestigious recognition given by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Fireweed Dry Cleaning was nominated by Catholic Social Services for our continued involvement in the Coats for Kids Drive, and was honored to be selected by the Chamber Committee to receive the award for Community Service by a small business.
The Coats for Kids Drive is done in conjunction with the HUGSS program (Help Us Give School Supplies) each year. Donations of used coats are collected in the community throughout the year, and delivered to Fireweed Dry Cleaning to be cleaned and stored. Each year, we at Fireweed Cleaners clean and store anywhere from 1000 - 1500 coats for school children. The coats are given out to needy children, along with backpacks and basic school supplies, at the beginning of the school year.