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How We Give Back to the Community

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 Here at CLS, we've been a family-owned business since 1899. With over a century of experience, we've seen our community change and grow throughout the years. We are proud to be a part of the lower peninsula of Michigan.

Our number one goal is to provide the best uniforms, linens, mats, and facility services possible to our customers. We know we wouldn't be where we are today without the help of our community, so it is an honor to give back as much as we can.

Here is how CLS gives back to the community that has given us so much:

Eat Drink Give 2019

CLS was so proud to sponsor this year's Eat Drink Give fundraising gala that benefited Gryphon Place. Gryphon Place does amazing work, connecting people and organizations to resolve conflict or crisis, foster volunteerism, and meet community needs.

It was an honor to help them in their mission to provide life-saving help to our community! We enjoyed delicious food, tasty drinks, and more, all in efforts to raise money for this amazing organization.

Kalamazoo Holiday Parade

We love being a part of the community, and one of the most fun ways to celebrate where we live and work every day was to join in on the holiday parade. Our "Welcome to Whoville" float was featured in the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade last year.

Our team got the chance to bring their children and ride on the float during the first snowy weekend of the year. It was an amazing way to kick off the holiday season!

The Upside Down Banquet 2018

Last year, CLS proudly sponsored The Upside Down banquet, hosted by Bethany Christian services. Many of our team members attended and got to hear inspiring stories, listen to the Refugee Youth Orchestra perform, and enjoy an amazing dinner.

We were so happy we got to support an organization that does so much to further our community!

Golf Classic

Last August, CLS hosted the 6th Annual TVM Memorial Golf Classic which benefited the American Cancer Society. Due to overwhelming interest, the event was expanded into two golf courses!

Everyone had a great time playing golf and enjoying dinner and auctions in the country club. We raised a lot of money for the American Cancer Society, and we couldn't be more proud!

Ark in the Dark Firefly 5K

In addition to hosting the golf classic last August, we also sponsored the Ark in the Dark Firefly 5K to end youth homelessness and trafficking.

Our team had an amazing time running in glow-in-the-dark costumes and enjoying some well-deserved s'mores at the finish line, all while supporting this very important cause.

CLS is Committed to Giving Back to Our Community!

CLS believes in helping to create a positive impact on the well-being of individuals in our community through philanthropy, participation, and caring for our environment. We thank those in our community who have helped support our business over the past years!

For more information on our community involvement, check out our community page. And, to learn more about our uniform, linen, mat, and facility services, contact us today for a quote at 800-875-4636.