|[July 21, 2014]
Crown Uniform & Linen Service Donates Reusable Garments
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Crown Uniform & Linen Service is pleased to announce that their textile
recycling program "Wear 2" is thriving.
Crown is making sure that retired new and gently used garments are not
wasting away in landfills, but instead are making their way back into
service in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, warm coat programs,
disaster relief efforts, and free medical care programs.
Quality control experts are constantly on the lookout for items that
have fallen below Crown's strict quality standards, but can still be
transferred into the Wear 2 program for repurposing. An ink stain
on the hem of a lab coat might take that lab coat out of the medical
apparel service, but would not make it unwelcome in disaster relief
efforts. Sometimes new garments are replaced or retired due to a change
in fabric color or patterns but still have years of use left in them.
These will also find their way into Crown's Wear 2 program, being
distributedinto the many charitable channels that Crown has established
throughout New England.
Lab coats and scrubs are playing a part in medical programs and disaster
relief efforts through Doctors Without Borders. Medical scrubs and warm
up jackets are also finding new purpose in homeless shelters, as pajamas
for overnight clients. Chef coats and kitchen aprons are making their
way back into food service at soup kitchens and culinary schools. A few
of those aprons have even managed to find their way into a local
library's summer event where children will bake bread for those in need.
Old linens are becoming bedding for area animal shelters. Heavy coats
are keeping people in our community warm in the winter. Uniform shirts,
slacks, and jeans provide extra clothing to those who need it. Some have
become work uniforms again in programs like Community Work Service
(CWS), which helps unemployed adults train and find work in the Greater
Crown Uniform & Linen Service has a long tradition of community
involvement, philanthropy, and sustainable business practices. The Wear
2 program is becoming an ongoing example of how all three can be
combined to benefit others.
About Crown Uniform & Linen Service: Crown has been a locally
owned and operated family business for 100 years, providing uniform
programs, healthcare apparel services, corporate identity apparel, floor
mat services, and linen services for restaurants, businesses, and
medical facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and
Rhode Island. www.CrownUniform.com
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