CHARLOTTE, NC – Homeless and underserved men, women and children in the Greater Charlotte area will be a little warmer and their feet a little more comfortable, thanks to a Renfro Corporation donation pledge of 6,000 pairs of socks to the HandsNFeet Foundation.
“We applaud the generosity and caring of Renfro Corporation with their 2012 pledge to donate 6,000 pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s socks to HandsNFeet Foundation to help advance our mission of supplying clothing to our neighbors who are homeless or in need of outerwear,” said Clay Peddycord, Director of Quality Assurance at Flores & Associates, the company that created the HandsNFeet Foundation. “This much appreciated pledge represents our largest commitment from a corporate partner to date.”
The Renfro donation is almost a third of the foundation’s goal of 20,000 items it hopes to collect in 2012.
“It is a sincere privilege to help the HandsNFeet Foundation with their goal,” said Dave Green, Vice President, Human Resources at Renfro. ”Renfro is proud to be able to donate to many worthy causes annually, and we hope this donation to the HandsNFeet organization will continue to be of valuable assistance to the many people in need in our state.”
HandsNFeet Foundation was established in 2011 by a team of employees at Flores & Associates as a ‘hands-on’ Christmas holiday project for their employees. Through the input of one of their staff members, Flores decided to create a foundation as a way to engage employees, clients, friends and other concerned parties in an ongoing
community outreach effort. The Foundation collects gloves, socks, hats and funds to help those in need stay warm and to make a caring connection through the distribution of outerwear accessories.
About Renfro Corporation
Renfro Corporation is the global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing, merchandising and selling of legwear products in North America and in selected major international markets. Headquartered in Mount Airy, N.C., Renfro provides a full line of branded and private-label sock and other legwear products and is the licensee for recognized brands such as Fruit of the Loom; Dr. Scholl’s; Ralph Lauren/Lauren Polo; Copper Sole; Wrangler; Sperry; Russell; Jerzees; Spalding; Bike; and Carhartt. It owns leading fashion brands K. Bell and Hot Sox.
Renfro has 5,000 associates worldwide operating manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., China, Pakistan, Canada and Mexico; and sales offices in North Carolina, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Mexico, China, India and The Netherlands.
About Flores & Associates, LLC
Founded in 1986, Flores is a national administrator of reimbursement plans, compliance services, and billing services for employers. Flores administers flexible spending accounts (FSA), health reimbursement arrangements (HRA), commuter benefits (QTE), and self-funded direct Dental and Vision reimbursement plans. Flores also provides COBRA administration and retiree billing services. Based in Charlotte, NC, Flores has emerged as the leader in the benefits administration field through the use of innovative technology, dedicated professionals, and an uncompromising commitment to superior service.