G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) announced today that its employees across four locations in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul pledged more than $139,000 in the company’s 2013 United Way workplace campaign. The theme of G&K’s 2013 campaign was “Bridge the Gap”, bringing focus to helping people and families in the Twin Cities get back on their feet after periods of crisis. The G&K Services Foundation offered to match employees’ pledges dollar for dollar, bringing G&K’s total contribution this year to over $278,000. This was the second consecutive year in which G&K’s employees exceeded their goal to increase pledges by 10 percent over the previous year’s level.
"Our team at G&K did a remarkable job supporting this year’s United Way Campaign,” said Jeffrey L. Wright, G&K’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Through their financial generosity and volunteerism, G&K’s employees continue to make a positive difference in our community."
“We, at United Way say ‘thank you’ to G&K on behalf of those most in need in our community,” said Andy Goldman-Gray, Senior Vice President of Workplace and Marketing for Greater Twin Cities United Way. “Through G&K’s generosity, a child will have a chance for quality early learning; a senior citizen an opportunity to remain independent and a parent to receive training for a better job to improve the quality of life for their family.”
Over the past six years, G&K employees in the Twin Cities, together with contributions from the G&K Services Foundation matching program, have contributed nearly $1.4 million to Greater Twin Cities United Way. The G&K Services Foundation promotes the company’s goal of “building communities that work”, supporting charitable organizations and non-profits that help educate, train and cloth the workforces in the communities where the company does business. For more information on G&K’s community involvement, please visit the company’s website at 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 170,000 customers from 165 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 visit www.gkservices.com.