Colleagues from our Marlboro Mill and Tatum converting facility in South Carolina worked with the SCA to benefit the Community Kitchen of Bennettsville, South Carolina.
The Kitchen, as it is known locally, feeds neighbors who need a meal. On average, 130 people have lunch there each day. More than 80 Domtar volunteers, along with SCA staff, spent a Saturday installing benches, picnic tables, swings, lights and sunshades to create a more welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for diners.
In the courtyard, volunteers added custom-painted trashcans and potted bushes and ﬂowers. They also donated handmade bedrolls for distribution to visitors in need.
The idea to partner with The Kitchen came from Leith Fowler, who works at the Marlboro Mill. He learned about the organization while working on an earlier service project. Fowler and other ECA volunteers regularly participate in programs to help their neighbors in need.
“Helping our communities’ less fortunate should always be a priority,” Fowler says. “This partnership made me proud to be a Domtar employee.”
Jeffreys Cliffs Conservation & Recreation Area in Hawesville, Kentucky