Hanesbrands Inc. Donates Ambulance and Eco-Stoves as Part of Community Development Projects
Education Programs in Partnership with U.S. AID Hanesbrands has pledged $250,000 to support a new partnership between U.S. Agency for International Development and Glasswing International to enhance public education at four schools located in San Juan Opico, San Salvador, and Santa Tecla (located west of San Salvador).
The “Building Communities to Foster Youth Development” project is designed to connect private businesses with at-risk youth though volunteer programs in communities that are vulnerable to crime and violence. The schools serve more than 4,000 students, parents and community members.
Hanesbrands employee-volunteers will donate their time to teach skills such as art, English and public speaking to children and youth and will help train principals, teachers and parent committees in areas such as fund raising and school management.
“This initiative is an example of how the private sector, civil society and international donors can combine their resources, efforts and creativity to contribute to breaking the spiral of violence that plagues El Salvador,” said Mark Lopes, deputy assistant administrator for the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau at U.S. AID.
Volunteers will also pitch in to help renovate school buildings and improve educational infrastructure.
Doing the right thing is the basis for a successful business,” Fox said. “Improving access to health care, cleaner cooking technologies and education will better the lives Hanesbrands’ employees, their families and the communities where they live.”
Hanesbrands Inc. is a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, barely there, Wonderbra and Gear For Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. Hanesbrands has approximately 50,000 employees in more than 25 countries and takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found on the Hanesbrands Internet website at www.hanesbrands.com. Hanesbrands is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year and ranks No. 91 on Newsweek magazine’s Top 500 greenest U.S. company rankings.