MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2013--
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
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 Atlanta
Our 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.
Source: G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc.
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