DRESS FOR SUCCESS WORLDWIDE PARTNERS WITH CINTAS CORPORATION
Company Donating $250,000 Worth of Apparel to Non-Profit
Cincinnati, OH, December 1, 2009 — Dress for Success Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women achieve self-sufficiency, announced its national partnership today with Cintas, the leader in corporate identity uniform industry. Niki Leondakis, COO of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and Chair of the Dress for Success Worldwide Board of Directors and Bill Goetz, President and COO of Global Accounts and Strategic Markets for Cintas, made the announcement during Dress for Success Cincinnati’s corporate guild breakfast held at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Cintas will be donating $250,000 worth of apparel to 11 Dress for Success affiliates around the U.S.
Cintas has long supported Dress for Success locally in Cincinnati through events and volunteer opportunities for its employees. Participating in this partnership are Dress for Success affiliates located in Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; New Orleans, LA; Ypsilanti, MI Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Trenton, NJ; Albany, NY; Raleigh, NC; Erie, PA; and Dallas, TX.
"We are so grateful to have the generous support of Cintas," said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. "We are honored that the company felt Dress for Success was such a worthy cause to make the connection on a national scale."
"Cintas is an outstanding corporate citizen and a leader in its industry," said Leondakis. "On behalf of Dress for Success Worldwide, I am thrilled to welcome them into our family."
"Dress for Success has made a tremendous impact on disadvantaged women seeking self-sufficiency," said Goetz. "Cintas is thrilled that through this partnership, we will be able to help further empower these women with the confidence they need to succeed," he added.
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the West Indies. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 500,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.