G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) announced today that it has donated more than 70,000 pieces of new or gently used work apparel to United Way of Greater Atlanta over the past year. The donated uniforms will be used to assist regional work readiness and job training programs supported by United Way. Over the past two years, G&K Services has donated nearly $1 million worth of work pants, shirts and other clothing to United Way of Greater Atlanta.
“We’re pleased to continue our support of United Way and its partner organizations in the Atlanta area,” said Jeffrey L. Wright, G&K’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “G&K’s success depends on people working. So it’s gratifying to see our donated uniforms used to improve job training and education programs that help people develop workplace skills.”
“The uniforms G&K donated are being given to individuals who want to work and improve their lives,” said United Way of Greater Atlanta Chief Financial Officer Mark Sutton. “This contribution goes a long way in supporting our organization’s efforts to prepare people for work that pays a living wage and, ultimately, to help them become financially self-sufficient. United Way of Greater Atlanta is grateful for its partnership with G&K Services, and we acknowledge that the worth of this generous gift far exceeds its dollar value.”
G&K Services is committed to Building Communities that Work, supporting non-profit organizations focused on educating, training and clothing the workforces in our communities. Our efforts are directed at helping people reach their full potential, especially in their work and careers. For more information on G&K Services’ community involvement, please visit http://www.gkservices.com/community.About G&K Services, Inc.G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 165,000 customers from 160 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information on G&K Services, visit www.gkservices.com. About United Way of Greater AtlantaOur United Way is the second-largest in the nation with more than $80 million in fundraising annually. We invest in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the Community Impact Fund and work with them to help children succeed in school, improve financial stability of families, provide affordable and accessible health care and end homelessness. For more information, visit unitedwayatlanta.org.