WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—HanesBrands earns its 12th United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award. The company and its employees receive statewide recognition after raising more than $2 million and demonstrating community support through involvement with United Way. Hanes has won the Spirit Award for 11 consecutive years.
The company’s 2018 campaign included pledges that will raise more than $2 million this year for United Way of Forsyth County and surrounding counties. The company reports employee participation was up by 73 percent compared to the previous year. In addition to monetary contributions, Hanes employees invested time into their community by way of volunteering and spearheading special events to raise money for the cause.
Cheryl Lindsay, director of diversity and inclusion for HanesBrands and chair of the company’s United Way campaign, says, “This year’s award is a testament to the generosity and community-service passion of our employees. Our employees care deeply about their communities, and it’s that dedication to investing in the area where we live and work that won us this great honor once again.”
Hanes is one of three companies in Forsyth County, and one of 33 organizations in the state, to win the most recent United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award. The company runs one of United Way's top campaigns in Forsyth County annually and has raised more than $43 million for community service organizations since 2000.
According to Cindy Gordineer President and CEO, United Way of Forsyth, “We are honored to have HanesBrands as a key stakeholder for a shared future where everyone in our community thrives and reaches their full potential.”
For more information, visit http://www.forsythunitedway.org.