Anton's Cleaners makes community a priority

In 1913, Charles Antonopoulos launched a cleaning business in Lowell, Massachusetts, that has withstood the test of time.

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It was called Highland Cleaners.

Now run by his great-grandson, Arthur Anton Jr., Anton’s Cleaners boasts 42 locations in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, along with a reputation that resonates beyond the region.

Anton’s is known as a leader in environmental responsibility and in community service.

In 1995, the company began Coats for Kids and has donated some 800,000 coats, worth roughly $9 million. 

About 90 social service agencies make certain that the coats go directly to the local communities that actually collect them.