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What is LAFCO Doing to Give Back?

In the midst of the current pandemic, we at LAFCO feel it is our duty to step up and give back to the community, now more than ever.

Basic hygiene and sanitation practices have never been more important but, in the midst of the chaos, access to essentials like hand sanitizer and personal protection equipment for healthcare workers has become scarce.

LAFCO New York has always been a company dedicated to creating products with the utmost quality and integrity, so it was only natural for us during this time to shift our focus to committing ourselves with the same level of integrity to helping those who need it.  We are now dedicating our time and effort to serving the needs of those who need our products most by providing ongoing support and creating special offers for our customers to take advantage of online.

Support for Customers in Need

Frequent hand washing is the best way to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, but harsh soaps and hand sanitizers can dry out your hands. LAFCO New York’s award-winning bar soaps are designed not only to cleanse the skin, but to protect and moisturize it. Crafted with 75% olive oil and super-fatted with 2% argan oil, these luxurious bar soaps cleanse with a rich, creamy lather. To keep your hands hydrated after washing, we also offer fragranced hand cream.

No business would survive without its loyal customers and we remain devoted to showing appreciation for our customer base, especially in these challenging times. Following the direction of the State of New York, our Brooklyn, NY warehouse has temporarily suspended shipping operations, but pre-orders are available with special perks for a limited time.

To support our customers during this time, we are offering the following:

  • Worry-free ordering – shipments can be cancelled at any time
  • Free shipping on all orders placed online
  • Discount of 15% on all liquid soap, bar soap, and hand creams
  • A blanket 10% discount on all gift cards

Not only are we doing everything we can to support our customers, but our commitment to the safety of our own staff has never been higher. All office staff are working remotely from the safety of their homes and the customer service team is available online and by phone Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5:30pm ET. All employees continue to receive full salary and benefits.

Giving Back to the Community


Times of crisis are when a company’s integrity truly comes to the test. Though hand sanitizer is a quick option for slowing the spread of COVID-19, medical experts continue to support hand washing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water as the most effective way to break down and destroy the virus.

As part of our commitment to the community, LAFCO founder and president Jon Bresler recently donated 400 bars of hand soap to The Bowery Mission in New York City, which you can read more about in our feature on Founded in the 1870s, The Bowery Mission serves the homeless and hungry in New York, providing essential goods and services including food, clothing, and shelter. Hand soap is essential in the fight to combat the virus and we want to do our part in keeping the community and the nation safe. For every pre-order purchase made, we will donate 1 bar of soap.

In addition to Bowery, here is a list of organizations we have donated to, which we will continue to update:

  • Sisters Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY

  • UCSF in San Francisco, CA

  • Minneapolis Hennepin Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN

  • FDNY EMS Station 58 in Brooklyn NY

  • The Hoboken Shelter in Hoboken, NJ

The situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 is fluid, changing by the hour. Business continuity remains a major priority for LAFCO New York, so we are doing everything we can to prepare stock levels for immediate delivery upon reopening of the warehouse. In the meantime, President Jon Bresler wishes all LAFCO employees, customers, and suppliers well.

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