NCALC operates in conjunction with the Drycleaning &Laundry Institute (DLI) and receives the majority of its income from membership dues and to a lesser extent registration fees for events held throughout the year, affiliate membership and advertising. Any donation to the General Fund would be much appreciated as it would help us expand the services and programs to our membership.
Our signature regulatory achievement has been the creation of the Dry Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act (DSCA). Created in 1997, its purpose it to identify and remediate any environmental damage caused by our industry. To date, we have remediated over 100 sites and continue to identify sites for future clean up. The beauty of DSCA, is that it is paid for through our industry in the form of a portion of the sales tax on our service and a tax on perchlorethylene purchased.
Although DSCA is administered by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), NCALC is responsible for its stewardship. This involves attending meetings with NCDENR to monitor is progress, communicate this to our membership and offer NCDENR feedback from our statewide industry. It also requires the assistance of lobbyist in our State Legislature to keep us informed of DSCA’s sustainability.
Sto Fox Scholarship Fund
The Sto Fox Scholarship Fund is so named to recognize one of the most important and committed Executive Directors of our Association. It’s principal purpose is to defray the cost associated with training provided by DLI. This is reserved for our members and their employees only and is important in maintaining the level of professional garment care by our industry.
Any contribution to either fund is greatly appreciated and will help NCALC continue to fulfill its mission.