For over 20 years, Lapels Cleaners has continued to build a greener future for communities by embrac- ing ecologically sustainable practices. In addition to the environmental benefits, Lapels supports and encourages each location to participate in community initiatives. By Elice Morgenson
For over 20 years, Lapels Cleaners has continued to build a greener future for communities by embracing ecologically sustainable practices. In addition to the environmental benefits, Lapels supports and encourages each location to participate in community initiatives.
“Every Lapels owner has their own story. We not only support but also encourage each location to participate with organizations they feel passionately about. Some of our locations have raised money for playgrounds, made donations to food pantries, supported veteran initiatives, as well as many more organizations each year,” said Vice President of Franchise Development Michael Eisner.
Kimberly Wilkinson, the owner of four Lapels locations in the Marshfield and Hanover regions of Massachusetts, donated money to a local food pantry in 2020. “I chose the food pantry because it doesn’t single out gender, age, race, etc. It’s a place where anyone from Marshfield and nearby towns, can come anonymously to receive food and everyday essentials their family needs,” said Wilkinson.
Fahim Zuberi, the owner of Lapels Cleaners of Wilmette, Illinois, partnered with Connections for the Homeless. “When we were a new business to the area, we wanted to get involved in the local community. Connections for the Homeless is such a great cause. It was natural to want to help them,” said Zuberi. “In our second year of doing this, we couldn’t be happier with the response of our customers, particularly in light of the pandemic.”
Beyond its commitment to community support, Lapels offers its franchisees an unparalleled business opportunity. Lapels Cleaners is part of the multi- franchising company, Clean Franchise Brands, which is recognized for being the national leader in an $11 billion dry-cleaning and laundry-service industry. The brand’s partnership with GreenEarth® Cleaning ensures it is able to provide a 100% environmentally friendly, nontoxic dry-cleaning process. Franchisees can work with a variety of business models to suit a plethora of interests and investment levels. lapelsfranchise.com