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Showers for the homeless

Swatches | March 1, 2022 | By:

Homelessness is a growing problem in the U.S. but a program to provide showers offers dignity to the disadvantaged. Photo: JM Suarez.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than 580,000 people are homeless in the country. Through its national program to combat homelessness, Standard Textile has partnered with non-profit organizations across the United States that provide mobile shower services to the homeless and disadvantaged.

Launched just over a year ago, the company’s Standard Textiles Cares program met its goal of supporting 80,000 showers at the end of 2021 and plans to continue in 2022.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company has donated thousands of bath towels, wash cloths, shower curtains and blankets to organizations offering shower services. Standard Textile’s list of partner organizations has now grown to serve areas in 12 states, extending the program’s reach and ability to bring comfort to those in need. 

“A shower can do so much more than offer personal hygiene; it can restore dignity, something everyone deserves,” said Standard Textile’s President and CEO Gary Heiman.

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