HanesBrands Donates Apparel to Assist Hurricane Sandy Victims
Three Tractor-Trailer Loads of Underwear and Fleece Apparel Valued at
Approximately $1 Million Donated Through New York-Based Nonprofit Organization
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HanesBrands announced
today that it is making an initial donation of three tractor-trailer loads of
underwear and fleece apparel to East Coast victims of Hurricane and Superstorm
Hanes, which has a manufacturing plant in Dover, Del., two design centers in
New York City, and numerous outlet stores in the region, is partnering with
Fashion Delivers, a New York-based nonprofit organization that distributes
apparel and home furnishings to victims of natural disasters around the world.
The company has donated $1 million worth of Hanes and Champion fleece
sweatshirts and sweatpants and women's and men's underwear that Fashion
Delivers will distribute in the region.
"Hanes and its employees offer their deepest sympathy to those whose lives
have been impacted as a result of Sandy," said Chris Fox, the company's vice
president of corporate social responsibility. "Our employees along the East
Coast are safe and sound, but we know that many others are in desperate need
of help. We are working diligently to deploy much-needed clothing essentials
to individuals and families in need on the East Coast and beyond."
Dozens of people have lost their lives while thousands have been displaced
from their homes, lost their possessions and belongings or are dealing with a
lack of services, including power and transportation.
"We will continue to work with Fashion Delivers to assess needs and send
additional apparel donations in the coming weeks as needed," Fox said. "Hanes
is committed to doing all it can to support those enduring this tragedy."
The company has previously partnered with Fashion Delivers to provide needed
basic clothing following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 tsunami and
earthquake in Japan, and the 2011 tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast
HanesBrands is a socially responsible 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. Ranked No. 512 on the Fortune 1000
list, Hanes has approximately 53,300 employees in more than 25 countries and
takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. Hanes is
a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star 2012 Sustained Excellence
Award winner and 2010 and 2011 Partner of the Year. The company ranks No. 141
on Newsweek magazine's list of Top 500 greenest U.S. companies. More
information about the company and its corporate social responsibility
initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community
improvement achievements, may be found on the Hanes corporate website at
The HanesBrands logo is available at
CONTACT:Matt Hall, HanesBrands, (336) 519-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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