CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) announced today that it has collaborated with Adopt A Class to donate more than 100,000 items of essential supplies, including face masks, thermometers and hand sanitizer to local high-poverty schools. The donated items will help the schools’ faculty and staff with COVID-19 protection and containment as they prepare for the school year.
“As teachers and students return to the classroom, we recognize that many schools will be faced with the challenge of providing enough essential items like face masks for students, staff, parents and visitors,” said Mark Carter, President and COO of Cintas’ First Aid and Safety division. “We are proud to support local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic by providing much needed supplies to help create a healthy and safe environment.”
Adopt A Class connects local businesses and civic groups with students in economically challenged schools. By pairing teams with individual classrooms, adult mentors expose students to a breadth of experiences and training to be job and career ready. Since 2017, Cintas employee-partners in Cincinnati have volunteered with Adopt A Class to provide one hour, once a month mentoring to students in the program.
“We’re grateful for Cintas’ support to help us create a safe environment as we reopen our schools and offices,” said Sonya Fultz, Chief Executive Officer, Adopt A Class. “These critical supplies, combined with basic safety precautions, such as regular hand-washing, gloves and social distancing, will help protect our teachers, students, and their families when they return to school.”
Schools that will receive the donation include: John G. Carlisle Elementary School, Glenn O. Swing Elementary School, Newport Intermediate School, Newport Primary School, Lincoln Heights Elementary School, Lockland Elementary School and Norwood View Elementary School.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Cintas has remained committed to providing necessary products and services to businesses to ensure they are READY™ to operate in this challenging environment.
To find out how Cintas can help, please contact your local Cintas location or visit Cintas.com/COVID.
About Adopt A Class:
Adopt A Class connects businesses and civic groups, as mentors, with students in schools with high percentages of poverty. Serving students Pre-K through 8th grade, our program exposes students to a breadth of experiences and careers, while sparking a culture of teamwork among our mentors. Preparing young people for the future goes beyond the classroom and with a team of positive role models along the way, Adopt A Class empowers students to realize their full potential and ignite their dreams. For more information, visit www.aacmentors.org.
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.