TRSA’s charitable concerns allow the association to fund career exploration and other initiatives as decided by its members, through the approval of the TRSA Executive Board. Individual contributions are tax-deductible.

Gary Sinese Foundation | Textile Rental Education Research Trust (TRERT)

The Gary Sinese Foundation – 2020 TRSA Charitable Support to Honor the Outgoing Chair

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Selected by TRSA Chair Jim Buik, The Gary Sinese Foundation (, a tax-exempt public charity that honors United States’ defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The Gary Sinese Foundation creates and supports unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. The Foundation’s ratings in Charity Navigator are 4/4 and 100/100 under all measured categories, and 90.3% goes directly to its supported programs.

Please honor Chairman Buik’s dedication to the industry and his leadership of TRSA through your donation to this cause from September 14 – October 20, 2020.

Contributions made during this time frame will be matched by TRSA (up to a maximum of $7.500). This is your chance to double your contribution and honor Jim Buik.

Textile Rental Education Research Trust (TRERT)

The Textile Rental Education Research Trust (TRERT) is a 501(c) 3 organization. The TRERT furnishes, or finances other entities to furnish, educational materials with respect to the textile services industry for use by the general public and various private and governmental institutions. The TRERT conducts, or finances other entities to conduct, research projects relating to the textile services industry for the benefit of the general public. In response to TRSA members internship and training program needs, the TRERT supports the TRSA Internship Program. This is an initiative designed to help laundry operators locate and train prospective employees of the linen, uniform and facility services industry. TRSA and the TRSA Next-Generation Executive Committee staff and govern the TRERT. Your support of the TRERT provides funding for these worthy causes.