What good could you do with $1,000? We asked employees that very question earlier this year, seeking proposals for $1,000 grants to individual employees who wanted to invest in their communities. Our 1K Your Way giving campaign chose 20 employees from coast to coast to direct $1,000 Domtar grants to important causes in their area.
These grants are in addition to the millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours that Domtar has given corporately to improve literacy and learning, health and wellness, and sustainability in the areas where we operate. We’re proud to work alongside our neighbors to enrich life in their hometowns. Although a little elbow grease and sweat equity can go a long way toward cleaning up a park, building a trail or packing supplies, sometimes you just need a little cash to get things done.
1K Your Way Helps Remove Invasive Weeds
Rick Parkin, a forklift operator at the Rothschild Mill, applied for a grant to help the Lake Wausau Association remove curly-leaf pondweed, an invasive weed that contributes to destructive algal bloom, from the 1,900-acre lake on the Wisconsin River. The biomass that is removed will be used by local yard waste sites to create nutrient-rich compost.