February '19

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8 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 8 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 BUSINESS WATCH Cap America Hosts Southeast Missouri State University Students FREDERICKTOWN, Mo.—Cap America hosts Southeast Missouri State University students from a job shadowing experience organized by the university's President's Leadership Academy. The group featured 20 students with degree programs ranging from international studies to finance. As part of the event, students toured Cap America's facility in Missouri and then split off into different groups. Students shadowed company employees in various departments such as human resources, fi- nance, marketing, graphic design, overseas operations, production, and purchasing to learn more about each job. "The promotional products industry is a wonderful career field that many young students and future leaders are not aware of," states Mark Gammon, president and COO of Cap America. "By hosting this business learning community, we [can] edu- cate these future professionals about the industry we all know and love." Following the shadowing activities, stu- dents joined company executives for a Q&A session and refreshments before returning to campus. "This opportunity is an excellent way for these students to learn about our indus- try as well as possible internships in the near future," adds Sarah Burgin, human resources director at Cap America. "Our company is growing, and we look forward to welcoming young, new talent to our team and into our industry." Boxercraft Names Winner of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Scholarship ATLANTA—Boxercraft announces the winner of its annual Fight Against Pancre- atic Cancer Scholarship essay contest. The company names Diana Garnett as the recipient of the $2,000 scholarship. Garnett is currently a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Business Management. Garnett lost her father to pancreatic cancer at 16 years old and says she was inspired by him to work hard in school and strive for excellence. "It had always been his dream for me to attend and graduate from college. Edu- cation had always been incredibly important to him, and I share this belief with him," states Garnett. "As a result of losing my father, I looked for outside scholarships to help fund my education." Boxercraft established the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship essay contest in 2017 as a tribute to Tod Rastello, former vice president of sales at the company. Rastello passed away in 2016 following a long and courageous fight against the disease. The scholarship recognizes college stu- dents personally battling or those with family members battling the disease. "Diana's essay really moved our hearts as we know first-hand how difficult it is to lose someone close to you to this disease," says Shelley Foland, CEO of Boxercraft. "Boxercraft is proud to be able to help Diana achieve her educational goals in honor of her late father. Diana is truly a remarkable young woman with an incredible future ahead of her." Hanes Changes Annual National Sock Drive for Homeless to Yearlong Event WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Hanes expands its an- nual holiday sock drive to a yearlong effort. Through the Hanes National Sock Drive, the company partners with organizations like The Sal- vation Army, Invisible People, and Covenant House to distribute a donation of 225,000 pairs of socks. Since the program's start in 2009, Hanes has do- nated more than 2.5 million pairs of socks. "Most of us take basic apparel for granted, but we know a clean pair of socks can mean a lot to those experiencing homelessness," states Sidney Falken, chief branding officer, HanesBrands. "Although we can't solve this chronic issue facing our country, we are committed to bringing a little comfort to those who need it most." With the new year-round model for the program, the company plans to conduct outreach events and encourages individuals to participate in the effort. Through the Hanes website, users can pur- chase socks, underwear, and bras for distribution to The Salvation Army. "We're so grateful that Hanes has again chosen our young people at Covenant House as the re- cipients of their amazing generosity through the brand's National Sock Drive," says Kevin Ryan, presi- dent and CEO of Covenant House. The New York-based national agency serves homeless and at-risk youth. "With this drive, [Hanes is] delivering much-needed financial assistance to Covenant House by supplying practical clothing for our kids." In addition to partnering with temporary housing and support organizations, Hanes coordi- nates with local organizations in each state to distribute socks. News continued on page 49 Garnett

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