Ready to Read and Write, Thanks to Domtar

Thursday September 3, 2015

As millions of children return to school, Domtar is supplying many of them with tools for success. It’s one of many ways the company and its employees give back to our communities.

In addition to a $100,000 contribution to a national backpack program, colleagues at nearly a dozen of our facilities donated truckloads of supplies to support literacy and education.

Ashdown, Arkansas

Employees at the Ashdown Mill held a “Stuff the Bus” campaign to bring in supplies to help area students and schools begin their academic year. They filled boxes with dozens with glue sticks, crayon boxes, erasers, notebooks, pencils and more. A monetary donation also was collected to assist area students.

Delaware, Ohio

Children served by the United Way in Delaware County and the Boys & Girls Club in Marion County benefitted from supply donations at Domtar’s Delaware, Ohio, personal care facility. Co-workers brought in backpacks, binders, glue, colored pencils, notebooks, crayons, dry-erase markers, erasers, folders, highlighters, paper, pencils, pens, rulers, scissors, spiral notebooks, tissues and more.

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Domtar House

Domtar House employees collected a total of 16 boxes of school supplies and children’s clothing, and the IT Team provided 15 decommissioned laptops. All items were donated to Share the Warmth, an organization that helps students in need at 38 Montreal-area schools across four school boards.

Enterprise Group

On behalf of our customer Bulldog Office Products in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Domtar donated 160 cartons of copy paper to The Education Partnership (TEP), a Western Pennsylvania charity that provides school supplies to teachers in school districts that serve low-income students. This the second donation to TEP.  TEP utilized another partner of theirs, Pitt-Ohio Trucking, to pick up the paper from our Dubois converting facility.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Domtar’s team in Little Rock, Arkansas, working with Pettus Office Supply, donated 60 reams of private-label paper for children returning to school.

Partnering with Volunteers of America-Operation Backpack and Weeks Lerman, an office-supply dealer, Domtar donated $2,000 toward the purchase of backpacks for homeless children returning to school in New York City. The backpacks will provide kids with paper, pencils, pens and other supplies to begin their year.

Fort Mill, South Carolina

At Domtar corporate office in Fort Mill, employees donated 2,314 items in a supply drive to benefit Classroom Central, a regional nonprofit organization that equips students living in poverty with tools for learning. In addition to the hundreds of notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, rulers and glue sticks, employees also raised $1,079 in financial support.
Also, our customer Norcom generously donated four pallets of notebooks, filler paper and other supplies..  Employees who made donations were able to enter a drawing to receive one of several Domtar gifts, including an umbrella, beach chair, towel and gym bag.

Greenville, North Carolina

Led by EarthChoice Ambassadors, the team at our Greenville facility collected 10 boxes of supplies to deliver to the Pitt County School System to be shared among schools in the county. Students will benefit from donations of paper, report covers, crayons, rulers, pencils, glue sticks, markers and other items.

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Nekoosa employees donated school supplies to “Stuff the School Bus” project, a program sponsored by the United Way of Inner Wisconsin, collecting boxes and bags of school supplies that were distributed to children in August.

In addition, the Nekoosa mill partnered with Spectra Print in Stevens Point to donate loose-leaf paper to area schools. The Nekoosa mill sent 10 tons of Tradebook paper to Spectra Print, who, in turn, trimmed the paper to notebook size and printed lines on it. Domtar is working with the United Way of Inner Wisconsin to coordinate distribution to local schools, and Spectra Print will work with the United Way of Portage County to coordinate distribution in their area.  It’s a win-win partnership that will benefit central Wisconsin schools.

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Employees at the Plymouth Mill made donations to Washington County Schools, which serves students in the surrounding area. More than 600 items were collected and will be distributed to children and classrooms for the coming year.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina

Employees at our Rock Hill location donated school supplies to Rock Hill School District 3 and Communities in Schools in Lancaster County.  Their donations included stacks of notebook paper, spiral notebooks, crayons, erasers, pencils, tissues, markers, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, folders and more.

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