Building Communities that Work
G&K has a long legacy of corporate giving. We believe that it’s important to give back to the communities where we do business and our employees live.
At G&K, we focus our charitable giving efforts on “Building Communities that Work.” We do this through a combination of employee and corporate funding, as well as giving time through volunteerism. We are dedicated to supporting organizations that help support the basic human and educational needs of people within our communities. Together, we work to ensure the future success of our employees, neighbors, customers and the communities where we live and work.
In 2005, we launched the G&K Services Foundation, which supports our communities through financial grants, in-kind uniform donations and matching employees’ pledges to support charitable organizations.
The G&K Services Foundation gives priority consideration to organizations and programs that promote sustained, long-term change in education, human services, skills development and self-sufficiency training*. We believe that an educated, highly skilled and diverse workforce is critical to a strong economy and successful communities.
From 2007 through 2015, the Foundation has pledged more than $2 million in financial grants to charitable organizations and nonprofits. G&K also makes in-kind uniform donations, donating new and gently-used uniforms to support education and job training programs. In addition, we regularly provide skills training and career coaching to those who are unemployed or disabled through a variety of job site partnerships.
*Grants through the G&K Foundation are by invitation only, for more information contact us.
Throughout our business and across our 165 North American locations, G&K employees contribute generously to their communities – from volunteering at food shelves to donating to charitable causes. For example, in 2015 G&K employees in Minnesota and surrounding states, together with matches from the G&K Services Foundation, pledged more than $250,000 to support charitable organizations in our community.
G&K fosters employee volunteerism by giving corporate employees time each year to participate in volunteer activities. Many of our people also give their time and expertise to serve as advisors and board members for nonprofit organizations.
Together, we strive to make a positive difference, building communities that work.