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G&K Services Donates Cold Weather Gear to People Serving People

December 21, 2015
By Business Wire News


G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) a leading provider of uniforms and facility services programs, recently donated cold weather accessories and apparel from its GKdirect® business to support People Serving People, a family-focused homeless shelter in Minneapolis. G&K donated one bundle of cold weather gear, including gloves, hat, scarf, and a blanket, for each of the 354 guests the shelter serves on an average day. G&K’s donation also included an assortment of other merchandise from the GKdirect catalog, which People Serving People selected to meet the needs of its guests.

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G&K Services employees delivered bundles of cold weather gear to People Serving People (Photo: G&K S ...

G&K Services employees delivered bundles of cold weather gear to People Serving People (Photo: G&K Services)

“G&K Services and our employees are proud to support organizations like People Serving People that make a positive difference in the lives of so many people in our communities,” said John Vegas, Vice President, Human Resources. “It was incredible to deliver the products to the shelter and see firsthand the extensive resources it provides to help get individuals and families back on their feet.”

G&K Services is committed to giving back to the communities where it does business and where its employees live and work. The company’s giving efforts are focused on “Building Communities that Work”, supporting charitable organizations that help meet basic human and educational needs in the community.

People Serving People achieves its mission and goals by providing emergency housing and community services, which assist families experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient and reconnected with the community. The organization was also given a financial grant from the G&K Services Foundation in 2015.

About G&K Services, Inc.

G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has 8,000 employees serving approximately 170,000 customer locations from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit

G&K Services, Inc.
Jeff Huebschen, 952-912-5773
Director, Investor Relations