HBI associates are committed to creating opportunities, raising funds and gathering supplies to help thousands of schoolchildren and their communities thrive worldwide.
Submitted by HanesBrands
Originally published on HBI Sustains
Due to the generosity of HanesBrands associates, children around the globe are equipped to excel in their classrooms.
“Our associates around the world are living our purpose of creating a more comfortable world for every body,” said HBI's Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communications Kirk Saville. “The enthusiasm for strengthening the communities where we live and work is inspiring are inspiring.”
Here are a few ways the company's associates are taking the initiative to help fulfill HanesBrands' goal of improving the lives of ten million people by 2030.
Over 14,000 school supply kits were delivered to deserving students in El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Associates also helped refurbish a local school in El Salvador, creating better learning spaces for 400 children with upgraded drinking water and access to volunteer tutors. Additionally, the annual Back- to-School initiative in the Dominican Republic has providing school supplies and essentials to over 135,000 children since 2007.
Australia (Victoria, AU)
Associates raised funds through sales of donated Champion and Bonds products to purchase an air conditioner for a local school gym and facilitated an underwear drive to support underprivileged students at multiple schools.
Field study visits for high school students create opportunities to learn about the HBI business and potential career opportunities in the industry.
In Surin, more than 100 canteen tables and 200 LED light sets were donated to local schools, and HBI associates helped renovate several school bathrooms.
Associates in Rural Hall, North Carolina, provided supplies to ensure almost 600 local elementary school students were prepared for a successful school year. In Arkansas, innerwear donations helped make back-to-school more comfortable for 4,000 at-risk students and their families. Perris, California associates partnered with a school district to host a drive for essential hygiene products and school supplies.
To learn more about HanesBrands’ global sustainability goals, and they progress the company is making towards reaching those goals, visit hbisustains.com.
HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) makes everyday apparel that is known and loved by consumers around the world for comfort, quality and value. Among the company’s iconic brands are Hanes, the leading basic apparel brand in the United States; Champion, an innovator at the intersection of lifestyle and athletic apparel; and Bonds, which is setting new standards for design and sustainability. HBI employs 59,000 associates in 33 countries and has built a strong reputation for workplace quality and ethical business practices. The company, a longtime leader in sustainability, has set aggressive 2030 goals to improve the lives of people, protect the planet and produce sustainable products. HBI is building on its unmatched strengths to unlock its #FullPotential and deliver long-term growth that benefits all of its stakeholders.
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