Standard Textile Co. Inc., a provider of textiles to the healthcare, hospitality, and home interiors markets, announces the launch of a national program to combat homelessness.
The company is partnering with four nonprofit organizations across the United States that provide mobile shower services to people living either on the streets or in insufficient housing, with a goal of supporting 80,000 showers by the end of 2021.
For 80 years, Standard Textile has been partnering with organizations to help comfort those in need. Through product donations, financial support, and volunteerism, the company has supported efforts to make an impact in the communities where employees work, live, and raise their families.
To honor the company’s legacy of inspiring care, comfort, and change in communities, it is expanding its commitment by launching Standard Textile Cares.
“Ending homelessness requires a comprehensive approach,” says Gary Heiman, Standard Textile’s president and CEO. “It begins by treating those experiencing homelessness with dignity and respect, which are basic values that our partner organizations offer. And it begins with basic essentials such as a safe place to bathe and a soft towel and blanket to provide comfort. These simple acts have the potential of changing outcomes and creating a better future for those in need.”
“It takes a village to do this work, and we are honored that Standard Textile is partnering with us,” says Kris Kepler, CEO of LavaMaeX. “The towels, washcloths, and blankets they have donated will help our unhoused guests stay clean and warm this winter. The LavaMaeX staff and I are incredibly grateful for their commitment to helping restore dignity to our unhoused neighbors.”