Caring in the community

During the United Way’s Week of Caring, volunteers from the Kingsport Mill spent their Day of Caring (June 19) working on two different projects. One was a painting project at the Lee Family Learning Center, which provides literacy programs, individual tutoring, after-school programs, parenting and nutrition classes as well as education and career counseling. The other project was cleaning and office work at CASA for Kids, an organization that advocates for the best interest of neglected/abused children who have been appointed through the juvenile courts.

David Hobbs, Project Engineer at the Kingsport Mill and United Way Campaign Chairman, organized the event and recruited volunteers from the mill. A total of 24 people volunteered for the Day of Caring, a team made up of co-op students, employees and their familiy members.

Both projects were successful, and the organizations were grateful. In a thank you letter addressed to Domtar, the Lee Family Learning Center stated, ‘’The residents love the new color of the community room and the kids have raved about the new colors. Thanks to this project the morale of the community has been lifted. It was truly a Day of Caring.”