SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 28, 2018 – The Alsco San Francisco processing plant of Alsco Inc., the premier linen and uniform rental services company, recently donated funds to the Giants Community Fund to help support its Junior Giants program.
Staff at the Alsco San Francisco plant applied for and received a non-profit gift/grant through the Steiner Foundation, which was created by Alsco in 1969 to allow Alsco branches to become involved in and help support various non-profit charities and projects in their local communities.
Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive and coed baseball program for youth ages 5-18 that was established in 1994 by the Giants Community Fund as a flagship program and now serves over 25,000 boys and girls in more than 90 leagues. Working together with local agencies, families and volunteers, Junior Giants reaches into communities and offers youth a chance to learn the basics of baseball during the summer while also discovering the importance of essential life skills.
Players learn the Junior Giants Four Bases of Character Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork, as well as the importance of Health, Education and Bullying Prevention. Junior Giants is more than just baseball, offering several distinct programs to further enrich a player's experience.
“The San Francisco Giants is a partner/vendor of Alsco,” says Glenn Teixeira, Alsco general manager for the San Francisco area. “The Junior Giants program helps children develop learning skills, character, and teamwork through baseball. All of us at the San Francisco plant are proud to support the San Francisco Giants community and contribute to the Junior Giants through the Giants Community Fund.”
About Giants Community Fund/Junior Giants Program The Giants Community Fund collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of Education, Health and Violence Prevention. Since its inception in 1991, the Fund has donated over $21 million to community efforts.
The Giants Community Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit managed by a 30-member Board of Directors, and is sustained by contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations through a number of special partnerships and fundraisers. For more information, to volunteer, or to make a donation, visit http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/gcf/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.