HanesBrands Employees Honored with 2019 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Award in Corporate Category

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    Samaritan Ministries nominated the company for demonstrating a strong
    commitment to serving the homeless and hungry members of the community
    in a tangible way

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/HanesForGood?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#HanesForGoodlt;/agt;–HanesBrands’ volunteers are changing the future, one life at a time.

    The efforts of HanesBrands
    and its employees earned the company a 2019
    Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Award
    for making a significant
    contribution to its hometown community. Samaritan
    , a volunteer-based organization that operates a soup
    kitchen, shelter and other programs to support those living homeless
    and/or hungry in Forsyth County, nominated Hanes for the award in the
    corporate category.

    “Hanes’ volunteers make an invaluable contribution to Samaritan
    Ministries,” said Sonjia Kurosky, the agency’s executive director.
    “Whether serving on our board of directors or scrubbing pots and pans in
    our soup kitchen, the company’s volunteers are eager to help and have
    never hesitated to ask if there was more they could do. And we are very
    grateful for their enthusiastic partnership and strong dedication to
    serving our guests.”

    During 2018, company employees, including members of its leadership
    team, volunteered more than 350 hours at Samaritan Ministries. Along
    with a monthly shift preparing and serving lunch in the soup kitchen,
    employees also organized several days of service to distribute socks,
    underwear and other apparel to more than 500 people.

    “It is such an honor for our company and employees to win the 2019
    Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Award,” said Chris Fox, HanesBrands’
    vice president of corporate social responsibility. “We are very proud to
    support Samaritan Ministries’ mission to provide food, shelter and hope
    to those who need it most in our community.

    “We are also very fortunate to work for an organization that fosters and
    exemplifies good citizenship,” he continued. “Employees are encouraged
    to ‘do lunch’ together by volunteering to serve others, and the company
    and its leadership team pitches in to help support our effort to make
    sure those living without shelter have the right apparel.”

    The Governor’s Volunteer award follows the March announcement that Hanes
    earned a 12th United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award for exceeding
    its $1.8 million 2018 fundraising goal and demonstrating outstanding
    community support through United Way involvement. In addition to
    monetary contributions, Hanes’ employees invested in their community
    through volunteering and organizing special events with proceeds
    benefitting the campaign.

    The Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service
    Awards recognizes and honors volunteers who have made significant
    contributions to the local community through volunteer service. Created
    by the Office of the Governor in 1979 as a way to honor the true spirit
    of volunteerism, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards are held
    annually in each of the State’s 100 counties.

    The awards are sponsored locally by HandsOn
    Way of Forsyth County
    , and the Winston-Salem
     on behalf of the NC
    Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
     and the Office of
    the Governor.

    Additional detail on the awards and a list of this year’s other winners
    can be found at https://www.forsythunitedway.org/tag/philanthropy/.
    For more information on HanesBrands’ corporate social responsibility
    program, visit Hanes
    For Good


    HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) is a socially responsible leading marketer of
    everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe,
    Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company markets T-shirts, bras, panties,
    shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under some of the
    world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,
    Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just
    My Size
    , Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra,
    Berlei, Alternative, Gear for Sports
    , and Bras N Things. More
    information about the company and its award-winning corporate social
    responsibility initiatives can be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.
    Visit our newsroom at https://newsroom.hanesbrands.com/.
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    Carole Crosslin, 336-671-3704 (cell) or
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