Nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute the donated apparel
to relief agencies in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 2018--
HanesBrands announced today that it is donating nearly 350,000 pairs of
underwear, socks and T-shirts to assist victims of flooding from
Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and the Southeast.
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HanesBrands is donating more than $2 million worth of underwear, socks and T-shirts to victims of Hurricane Florence in the Southeast. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Hanes is partnering with nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute
essential basic apparel valued at more than $2 million to storm and
flood victims who have endured relocation, lost homes, power outages and
other hardships in wake of the hurricane and associated flooding.
“HanesBrands and its employees are longtime supporters of those in need
in the aftermath of natural disasters here and around the world,” said
Chris Fox, HanesBrands vice president of corporate social
responsibility. “We know that victims of natural disasters have a
tremendous need for the basics in life, including shelter, food, water
and clothing. We are happy that we can assist in the long road to
recovery after Hurricane Florence.”
The Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, and Playtex apparel
is being shipped from the company’s distribution centers in Gastonia,
Kings Mountain, Rural Hall and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and near
Delivering Good, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit relief charity that helps the
apparel industry aid those in need, will arrange for the apparel donated
by HanesBrands to go to the following relief agencies in Georgia, North
Carolina and South Carolina:
Georgia: Caring for Others, Atlanta.
North Carolina: Fayetteville mayor’s office and Second Harvest
Foodbank of Metrolina, Charlotte.
South Carolina: Aid Unlimited, Fort Mill.
In the past decade, HanesBrands has donated more than 5 million items of
clothing under its Hanes For Good corporate social responsibility
philanthropy efforts to assist natural disaster victims in the United
States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Japan and elsewhere.
For those who want to help Delivering Good in its relief efforts by
donating new apparel or cash, go to www.delivering-good.org/disaster-relief/.
Every $10 donated enables Delivering Good to distribute more than $100
of new product to relief agencies serving those in need.
HanesBrands 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 may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.
Visit our newsroom at https://newsroom.hanesbrands.com/.
Connect with HanesBrands via social media on Twitter (@HanesBrands)
and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc).
Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations
made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s
industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a
simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families
facing poverty and disaster each year. Since 1985, over $1.8 billion of
donated product has been distributed through our network of community
partners. Learn more at www.Delivering-Good.org.
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Matt Hall, 336-519-3386