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Domtar, Office Depot Partner in New Community Investment Program

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Office Depot community investment program

2018 marks the fourth year we have donated $100,000 to support Office Depot’s back-to-school initiatives.

Start Proud!™ is Office Depot’s new community investment program, which benefits students, teachers and parents of public schools serving students from low-income families in select United States school districts.

Under the new Start Proud! community investment program, Domtar partnered with Office Depot in five schools to bring paper and other school supplies directly to students and teachers in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Rallies were held at each school to get students and teachers excited about the new school year. Bill Edwards, Domtar’s vice president of manufacturing, spoke to the students at one such rally at David Cox Road Elementary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bill Edwards, Domtar’s vice president of manufacturing, spoke to students and teachers at the Start Proud! rally at David Cox Road Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina.[/caption]

“We are thrilled to partner with Office Depot and their impressive back-to-school supply giveaways each year,” said Edwards. “Domtar continues to be committed to putting books in the hands of kids, paper in their classrooms and other supplies in their backpacks to help them succeed in school and life. I was honored to be a small part of the efforts.”