HanesBrands Earns 10th United Way Campaign Excellence Honor, Raising $2.1 Million to Be Donated in 2017

Employees also donate non-perishable food items and volunteer for a
day of service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HanesBrands announced today that the company and its employees have
pledged $2.1 million this year for the United Way of Forsyth County and
surrounding communities, as well as donated food items and volunteer
hours to community agencies as part of its 10th award-winning
charitable fundraising campaign.

The United Way of North Carolina awarded Hanes with its Spirit of North
Carolina Award for campaign excellence, the eighth consecutive Spirit
Award and 10th earned in the past 11 years by Hanes and its employees.

“We are proud to be partners with all of the Spirit Award winners,” said
Cindy Gordineer, UWFC President and CEO. “They demonstrate outstanding
commitment for change by volunteering their time and talent, and giving
generously to make a difference in our community.”

In addition to pledging $2.1 million for United Way of Forsyth County in
2017, the company and its employees have contributed more than $23.5
million to United Way agencies since 2006.

“I’m very proud of the positive contributions to our community’s quality
of life that our campaigns make,” said Hanes campaign chairperson James
Francis, a vice president of procurement for the company. “This campaign
year marks the 10th time the company and its employees have
received this special recognition. This award wouldn’t be possible if it
weren’t for the generosity of our employees.”

As part of the company’s campaign, employees also donated 10,000
nonperishable food items and $13,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of
Northwest N.C., one of United Way’s partners. Additionally, Hanes
granted paid time off to nearly 400 headquarters employees to volunteer
for a Day of Caring at 12 local community agencies. Employee volunteers
contributed thousands of volunteer hours performing various tasks at the
agencies including landscaping, painting, administrative duties, and

During the weeklong campaign, activities held on campus included a
kickoff celebration, silent auctions, and an agency fair that provided
employees an opportunity to learn about the various local non-profit
agencies in attendance.

“Our corporate partner campaigns are critically important to reaching
our goals within the community,” said Gordineer. “Passionate and caring
workplaces like HanesBrands help Forsyth County create positive change,
and great things happen when we Live United.”


HanesBrands, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a socially responsible
leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in
the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia/Pacific under some of the
world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex,
DIM, Bali, Maidenform, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, L´eggs, Wonderbra, Nur
Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Berlei,
and Gear for Sports. The
company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks,
hosiery, and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply
chain. A member of the S&P 500 stock index, Hanes has approximately
70,000 employees in more than 40 countries and is ranked No. 448 on the
Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies by sales. Hanes takes
pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. The
company is the only apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great
Place to Work Institute for its workplace practices in Central America
and the Caribbean, and is ranked No. 167 on the Forbes magazine list of
America’s Best Employers. For seven consecutive years, Hanes has won the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained
excellence/partner of the year award – the only apparel company to earn
sustained excellence honors. The company ranks No. 172 on Newsweek
magazine’s green list of 500 largest U.S. companies for environmental
achievement. For more information about the company and its corporate
social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social
compliance and community improvement achievements go to www.Hanes.com/corporate,
and connect on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc)
and Twitter (@hanesbrands).


Chyna Broadnax, 336-519-6292