Program offers critical youth services in Latin America

In 2010, to help improve communities where we operate, HanesBrands entered into a partnership among U.S. Agency for International Development and Glasswing International, a non-profit that addresses the root causes of poverty and violence through community empowerment, education and healthcare. Since the promising


Hanes employee featured in U.S. Agency for International Development publication

HanesBrands employee Omar Sanchez was featured in a USAID publication highlighting his volunteer efforts in El Salvador. The 25-year-old leads an electricity club offered in an Salvadoran public school.

Omar is one of more than 400 volunteers advancing USAID’s Youth and Community Development Program in Central America since inception in 2012. Omar has the opportunity to


HanesBrands Surin (Thailand) Celebrates School Makeover

Employees at the HanesBrands Surin facility recently celebrated a makeover of the Jarookkwae School in the Prasart district of Thailand, where about one-third of our Surin employees live.

Our employees selected Jarookkwae because while it is well known for its teaching quality, the 43-year-old wooden building was unsafe and in need of renovations.

More than 200 Surin employees, teachers, parents and


Crosby Scholars and HanesBrands Partnership

In April 2012, HanesBrands pledged $500,000 over a five-year span to Crosby Scholars, a nonprofit organization in Winston-Salem, N.C., that helps Forsyth County middle and high school students prepare academically, personally and financially for college.

This program is extremely important in building the community and improving the quality of life in Forsyth County. Education is the


Backpack Donations in El Salvador

HanesBrands and Rotary Club International delivered more than 400 backpacks to Agua Escondida Elementary School students in San Juan Opico, El Salvador.

The backpacks were filled with school supplies such as pencils, notebooks, staples, glue, books, mini dictionaries, dental hygiene kits and vitamins.

Over the past several years, HanesBrands has partnered with Rotary to make major improvements


New Computer System in El Salvador

In November 2011, HanesBrands unveiled a new computer center at Central School of La Flecha, located in the Department of La Paz, near Hanes’ El Pedregal and Jiboa facilities. The computer center has 12 computers, which are all fully equipped with first-class software, thanks to a donation from Microsoft.

The computer center was one component of


Employees Renovate Schools in Honduras

HanesBrands employees have renovated several schools in our employees’ communities in Honduras. The company invested $185,000 in renovations to the Manuel Bonilla School in Villanueva, Jose Trinidad Cabanas School in Choloma and Hose V. Vasquez School in La Ceiba.

More than 1,000 employee volunteers from Hanes plants worked on Saturdays to make structural improvements to the


Program Connects At-Risk Youth in El Salvador

In 2010, HanesBrands formed a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Glasswing International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more integrated society, in support of public education in El Salvador.

The alliance was named Building Communities to Foster Youth Development (BCFYD). BCFYD had two basic components – school renovations and


A Partnership with Carver High School

When HanesBrands teamed up with Winston-Salem’s Carver High School in 1986, the company became the first business in North Carolina to “adopt” a school. Over the years, Hanes employees have donated thousands of hours of volunteer time, and the company has contributed directly to program funding. The partnership has created numerous ongoing programs, including student


Donating Books to China

HanesBrands donated more than 800 books to two footwear facilities in China, in recognition of their commitment to ethical business practices and workplace compliance. The books were placed in the libraries at Dawang Weicheng Shoes and Qiangfeng Shoes, which produce Champion shoes under license.