WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HanesBrands’ volunteers are changing the future, one life at a time.
The efforts of HanesBrands and its employees earned the company a 2019 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Award for making a significant contribution to its hometown community. Samaritan Ministries, a volunteer-based organization that operates a soup kitchen, shelter and other programs to support those living homeless and/or hungry in Forsyth County, nominated Hanes for the award in the corporate category.
“Hanes’ volunteers make an invaluable contribution to Samaritan Ministries,” said Sonjia Kurosky, the agency’s executive director. “Whether serving on our board of directors or scrubbing pots and pans in our soup kitchen, the company’s volunteers are eager to help and have never hesitated to ask if there was more they could do. And we are very grateful for their enthusiastic partnership and strong dedication to serving our guests.”
During 2018, company employees, including members of its leadership team, volunteered more than 350 hours at Samaritan Ministries. Along with a monthly shift preparing and serving lunch in the soup kitchen, employees also organized several days of service to distribute socks, underwear and other apparel to more than 500 people.
“It is such an honor for our company and employees to win the 2019 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Award,” said Chris Fox, HanesBrands’ vice president of corporate social responsibility. “We are very proud to support Samaritan Ministries’ mission to provide food, shelter and hope to those who need it most in our community.
“We are also very fortunate to work for an organization that fosters and exemplifies good citizenship,” he continued. “Employees are encouraged to ‘do lunch’ together by volunteering to serve others, and the company and its leadership team pitches in to help support our effort to make sure those living without shelter have the right apparel.”
The Governor’s Volunteer award follows the March announcement that Hanes earned a 12th United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award for exceeding its $1.8 million 2018 fundraising goal and demonstrating outstanding community support through United Way involvement. In addition to monetary contributions, Hanes’ employees invested in their community through volunteering and organizing special events with proceeds benefitting the campaign.
The Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards recognizes and honors volunteers who have made significant contributions to the local community through volunteer service. Created by the Office of the Governor in 1979 as a way to honor the true spirit of volunteerism, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards are held annually in each of the State’s 100 counties.
The awards are sponsored locally by HandsOn NWNC, United Way of Forsyth County, Salem College, and the Winston-Salem Journal on behalf of the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Office of the Governor.
Additional detail on the awards and a list of this year’s other winners can be found at https://www.forsythunitedway.org/tag/philanthropy/. For more information on HanesBrands’ corporate social responsibility program, visit Hanes For Good.
HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company markets T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei, Alternative, Gear for Sports, and Bras N Things. More information about the company and its award-winning corporate social responsibility initiatives can be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate. Visit our newsroom at https://newsroom.hanesbrands.com/. Connect with HanesBrands via social media on Twitter (@HanesBrands), Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc), Instagram (@hanesbrands_careers) and LinkedIn (@Hanesbrandsinc).