Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands is committing funding for three additional years to Glasswing International, a nonprofit that works to address the root causes of poverty and violence in communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. HanesBrands’ funding will result in an additional $1 million public-private partnership to provide youth services in El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. HanesBrands participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (UPIC: HBIINC).

The partnership among Hanes, Glasswing and the U.S. Agency for International Development will directly result in building and operating  a high school in San Juan Opico, El Salvador, that will allow area youth to continue their education past the sixth grade. Glasswing will also expand its youth services to the Dominican Republic.

For the past six years, Hanes and USAID have supported Glasswing with more than $800,000 in funding to support Glassswing’s innovative community programs in El Salvador and Honduras providing youth with life-changing access to academically-enriching and safe afterschool activities at no cost. On a weekly basis, more than 300 Hanes employees donate their time to support the programs.

“Glasswing is an organization that smartly leverages existing resources to make a significant impact in the communities it serves and where we operate,” says Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll. “Glasswing has been a fantastic partner in our efforts to build communities and improve the lives of our employees. We are looking forward to expanding this very powerful community improvement model to the Dominican Republic.”

Noll formally announced Hanes’ additional three-year investment of $525,000 to support Glasswing International programs and the new school at the annual Glasswing Gala in New York on May 19. USAID will match the company’s three-year investment for a total amount of more than $1 million.

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