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Our pledge to Customers, Team Members, and Vendor Partners.

It’s clear that racism still exists in our country—and in the day-to-day lives of too many Black citizens. As the founder of a company whose core mission the past 35 years has been to serve those dedicated to caring for and serving others, it’s been particularly upsetting to me.

We’re very proud to support a global, highly diverse customer base. After meeting thousands of dedicated healthcare, foodservice, and hospitality professionals over the years, I’ve seen first-hand the long grueling shifts you work and the sacrifices you make. Especially now, as you risk your own health and safety to care for the sick and injured or attend to the public’s needs.

The thought that any of you or your loved ones are treated unjustly—in light of all you do—is beyond troubling. It’s our ethical duty as a nation to make these much-needed changes an urgent priority.  

Uniform Advantage® Brands has always been a company where all voices are heard and valued. Racism in any form—to employees, customers, or vendors— is never tolerated.

Our management team is more than 60% female, and almost half non-white. Our U.S. workforce is just as diverse as the customers we serve. Every day, our team brings vastly different thinking, backgrounds, and perspectives to work. It’s precisely those differences that make the products and service you see so much better than they ever could have been.

We’re proudly pursuing that open, inclusive culture beyond our doorstep by donating $75,000 to two deserving organizations working urgently to end racial barriers in our communities. 

Our Committee of Black UA® team members, comprised of employees from our corporate office, warehouse, and stores, carefully researched which deserving organizations could make the greatest impact with respect to anti-racism.  Details on the two organizations they selected are below.

As a company and as concerned human beings, we must do more than simply voice our support for racial equality: we must help empower it. I am deeply appreciative of every member of our Committee who shared their time, thinking and personal dedication to helping us pursue this mission. 

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UNIFORM ADVANTAGE CORPORATE SOLUTIONS FAMILY OF BRANDS

We want to do more than voice the need for change–

Susan Masimore

President & CEO

WE CAN EMPOWER IT.

We want to do more than voice the need for change—

UNIFORM ADVANTAGE CORPORATE

SOLUTIONS FAMILY OF BRANDS

UPDATED: 08.06.2020

Urban League
of America
a national organization focused on economic empowerment; health care access; educational, job, and housing opportunities; and civil rights guarantees for the underserved in America. Uniform Advantage Brands will make a $50,000 donation, divided into increments of $10,000 to be allocated to these Signature Programs:
Project Wellness
Reducing racial health disparities and promoting health and wellness.
Project Ready 
Readying African American and other urban youth for college and careers through a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnerships, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools.
Entrepreneurship Centers 
Enabling minority entrepreneurs, running their businesses as sole proprietors, to be able to hire employees and grow their revenues above $750K, and helping small businesses negatively affected by the recession to begin to grow and thrive again.
Urban Reentry Jobs Program
Providing formerly incarcerated adults with necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market and find positions with livable wages that can lead to elevated income.
Financial Empowerment Centers 
To help low- and moderate-incomes families earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings and assets, and move up the economic ladder.
Georgia State Medical Association
a regional non-profit association founded by Black physicians striving to educate colleagues, patients, partners and associates about the importance of diversity in Medicine. UA Brands will make a $25,000 donation in support of its Annual Health Care Careers Program, striving to prepare the next generation of Black men and women for higher-level careers in healthcare via a two-tiered approach:
Tier one: Laying the groundwork: introducing high school students to a variety of medical field professions, driving awareness and inspiration around these opportunities.

Tier two: Following up with a more intensive program: providing high school and college students with interactive, engaging experiences involving local health care professionals who volunteer their time and resources.
Urban League of America
a national organization focused on economic empowerment; health care access; educational, job, and housing opportunities; and civil rights guarantees for the underserved in America. Uniform Advantage Brands will make a $50,000 donation, divided into increments of $10,000 to be allocated to these Signature Programs:
Project Wellness
Reducing racial health disparities and promoting health and wellness.
Financial Empowerment Centers
To help low- and moderate-incomes families earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings and assets, and move up the economic ladder.
Entrepreneurship Centers 
Enabling minority entrepreneurs, running their businesses as sole proprietors, to be able to hire employees and grow their revenues above $750K, and helping small businesses negatively affected by the recession to begin to grow and thrive again.
Georgia State Medical Association
a regional non-profit association founded by Black physicians striving to educate colleagues, patients, partners and associates about the importance of diversity in Medicine. UA Brands will make a $25,000 donation in support of its Annual Health Care Careers Program, striving to prepare the next generation of Black men and women for higher-level careers in healthcare via a two-tiered approach:
Tier one: Laying the groundwork: introducing high school students to a variety of medical field professions, driving awareness and inspiration around these opportunities.
Tier two: Following up with a more intensive program: providing high school and college students with interactive, engaging experiences involving local health care professionals who volunteer their time and resources.
Project Ready 
Readying African American and other urban youth for college and careers through a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnerships, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools.
Urban Reentry Jobs Program
Providing formerly incarcerated adults with necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market and find positions with livable wages that can lead to elevated income.
Urban League of America
a national organization focused on economic empowerment; health care access; educational, job, and housing opportunities; and civil rights guarantees for the underserved in America. Uniform Advantage Brands will make a $50,000 donation, divided into increments of $10,000 to be allocated to these Signature Programs:
Urban Reentry Jobs Program
Providing formerly incarcerated adults with necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market and find positions with livable wages that can lead to elevated income.
Financial Empowerment Centers
To help low- and moderate-incomes families earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings and assets, and move up the economic ladder.
Project Ready
Readying African American and other urban youth for college and careers through a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnerships, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools.
Entrepreneurship Centers
Enabling minority entrepreneurs, running their businesses as sole proprietors, to be able to hire employees and grow their revenues above $750K, and helping small businesses negatively affected by the recession to begin to grow and thrive again.
Georgia State Medical Association
a regional non-profit association founded by Black physicians striving to educate colleagues, patients, partners and associates about the importance of diversity in Medicine. UA Brands will make a $25,000 donation in support of its Annual Health Care Careers Program, striving to prepare the next generation of Black men and women for higher-level careers in healthcare via a two-tiered approach:
Tier one
Laying the groundwork: introducing high school students to a variety of medical field professions, driving awareness, and inspiration around these opportunities.
Tier two
Following up with a more intensive program: providing high school and college students with interactive, engaging experiences involving local health care professionals who volunteer their time and resources.
Project Wellness 
Reducing racial health disparities and promoting health and wellness.
EMPOWERING CHANGE
EMPOWERING

CHANGE

Urban League of America
a national organization focused on economic empowerment; health care access; educational, job, and housing opportunities; and civil rights guarantees for the underserved in America. Uniform Advantage Brands will make a $50,000 donation, divided into increments of $10,000 to be allocated to these Signature Programs:
Project Wellness
Reducing racial health disparities and promoting health and wellness.
Financial Empowerment Centers
To help low- and moderate-incomes families earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings and assets, and move up the economic ladder.
Entrepreneurship Centers 
Enabling minority entrepreneurs, running their businesses as sole proprietors, to be able to hire employees and grow their revenues above $750K, and helping small businesses negatively affected by the recession to begin to grow and thrive again.
Project Ready 
Readying African American and other urban youth for college and careers through a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnerships, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools.
Urban Reentry Jobs Program
Providing formerly incarcerated adults with necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market and find positions with livable wages that can lead to elevated income.
Georgia State Medical Association
a regional non-profit association founded by Black physicians striving to educate colleagues, patients, partners and associates about the importance of diversity in Medicine. UA Brands will make a $25,000 donation in support of its Annual Health Care Careers Program, striving to prepare the next generation of Black men and women for higher-level careers in healthcare via a two-tiered approach:
Tier one: Laying the groundwork: introducing high school students to a variety of medical field professions, driving awareness and inspiration around these opportunities.
Tier two: Following up with a more intensive program: providing high school and college students with interactive, engaging experiences involving local health care professionals who volunteer their time and resources.
Project Wellness
Reducing racial health disparities and promoting health and wellness.
Project Ready 
Readying African American and other urban youth for college and careers through a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnerships, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools.
Entrepreneurship Centers 
Enabling minority entrepreneurs, running their businesses as sole proprietors, to be able to hire employees and grow their revenues above $750K, and helping small businesses negatively affected by the recession to begin to grow and thrive again.
Urban Reentry Jobs Program
Providing formerly incarcerated adults with necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market and find positions with livable wages that can lead to elevated income.
Financial Empowerment Centers 
To help low- and moderate-incomes families earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings and assets, and move up the economic ladder.
Tier one: Laying the groundwork: introducing high school students to a variety of medical field professions, driving awareness and inspiration around these opportunities.

Tier two: Following up with a more intensive program: providing high school and college students with interactive, engaging experiences involving local health care professionals who volunteer their time and resources.
 
The Organizations
Urban League of America
a national organization focused on economic empowerment; health care access; educational, job, and housing opportunities; and civil rights guarantees for the underserved in America. Uniform Advantage® Brands will make a $50,000 donation, divided into increments of $10,000 to be allocated to these Signature Programs.
Project Wellness
Reducing racial health disparities and promoting health and wellness.
Project Ready 
Readying African American and other urban youth for college and careers through a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnerships, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools.
Entrepreneurship Centers 
Enabling minority entrepreneurs, running their businesses as sole proprietors, to be able to hire employees and grow their revenues above $750K, and helping small businesses negatively affected by the recession to begin to grow and thrive again.
Urban Reentry Jobs Program
Providing formerly incarcerated adults with necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market and find positions with livable wages that can lead to elevated income.
Financial Empowerment Centers 
To help low- and moderate-incomes families earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings and assets, and move up the economic ladder.
Georgia State Medical Association
a regional non-profit association founded by Black physicians striving to educate colleagues, patients, partners and associates about the importance of diversity in Medicine. UA® Brands will make a $25,000 donation in support of its Annual Health Care Careers Program, striving to prepare the next generation of Black men and women for higher-level careers in healthcare via a two-tiered approach.
Tier One
Laying the groundwork: introducing high school students to a variety of medical field professions, driving awareness and inspiration around these opportunities.

Tier Two
Following up with a more intensive program: providing high school and college students with interactive, engaging experiences involving local health care professionals who volunteer their time and resources.
Project Wellness
Reducing racial health disparities and promoting health and wellness.
Project Ready 
Readying African American and other urban youth for college and careers through a set of evidence-based standards, impactful local and national partnerships, innovative content, asset-based approaches, professional development, and practical tools.
Entrepreneurship Centers 
Enabling minority entrepreneurs, running their businesses as sole proprietors, to be able to hire employees and grow their revenues above $750K, and helping small businesses negatively affected by the recession to begin to grow and thrive again.
Urban Reentry Jobs Program
Providing formerly incarcerated adults with necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market and find positions with livable wages that can lead to elevated income.
Financial Empowerment Centers 
To help low- and moderate-incomes families earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings and assets, and move up the economic ladder.
Tier One
Laying the groundwork: introducing high school students to a variety of medical field professions, driving awareness and inspiration around these opportunities.
Tier Two
Following up with a more intensive program: providing high school and college students with interactive, engaging experiences involving local health care professionals who volunteer their time and resources.
 
The Organizations
The Committee
Darren Harrell (served as Chair of the Committee) HR Manager, UAN Hire Date: 9/9/19 
Johnnie Powell Director Global Marketplaces (Corporate)
Hire Date: 10/31/11 
Clarence Smith Associate Demand Planner (Corporate)
Hire Date: 2/13/17 
Sherieka Taylor Operations Training Specialist (Contact Center/Global Customer Care) Hire Date: 12/10/12
Brandon Thomas Area Sales and Operations Manager (Retail)
Hire Date: 9/24/13 
Chante Gosha District Sales and Operations Manager (Retail)
Hire Date: 4/11/94