Gateway Linens & Disposal Services

aboutus_linenGateway Linens & Disposal Services is a two-fold social purpose enterprise: (1) an industrial laundry facility providing linens cleaning services on a fee-for-service basis, and (2) a garbage pickup and disposal service.

WHAT IS A SOCIAL PURPOSE ENTERPRISE?

Private sector companies use a financial return on investment to measure success: How much profit is generated for shareholders?Not-for-profit charitable organizations traditionally focus on a social return on investment: How many people did we provide services for this year? A social purpose enterprise, however, measures success with a “double bottom line.” Measurement is not financial ORsocial, it is financial AND social. It is the simultaneous achievement of both financial profitability and social values.

WHAT IS GATEWAY LINENS & DISPOSAL SERVICES?

Gateway Linens & Disposal Services is a self-sustaining enterprise AND an employment re-training program focused on supporting individuals who have experienced significant marginalization and barriers to employment. As these participants sort, wash, fold and send out laundry to our customers (partners), they simultaneously receive direct employment-related training and take part in life skills, financial literacy and other personalized support services. The end goal is complete reintegration into the workforce and/or full-time education, and therefore to achieve the social bottom line of being a transforming influence in our community.

OUR SALES PITCH!

Are you responsible for…

…a shelter or drop-in centre?

…some other type of transitional housing?

…how about a small hotel, or a fitness club?

In fact, are you any type of business or organization that needs to get things laundered and at the same time wants to support a true social purpose?

Sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels? How about lab coats, or aprons?

Please contact Gateway Linens & Disposal Services for more information or to arrange for a detailed quote. We would love to hear from you!!

Please contact Stewart King (stewartking@thegateway.ca or 647.302.5752.)