Melinda Dalgarn


Mindy Dalgarn BS ’75 recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Mop Shop, which she ran with her twin sister, Missy Dalgarn BA ’75, before her recent passing. The Mop Shop, based in Elizabeth, Illinois, provides cleaning supplies to those who self-identify as being in need in Jo Daviess County. To date, more than 1,000 clients and family members have registered. The ultimate goal is that mop shops will become as prevalent as food banks. The award-winning Mop Shop has been featured on television and radio and in multiple newspapers. As a nonprofit, the Mop Shop relies exclusively on donations. For more information, visit their website at