Employee volunteers from Domtar’s Rothschild Mill read to 134 at-risk preschoolers in Head Start Program at Marathon County Child Development Agency in Wausau; Domtar grant has funded more than 260 new books for the local program.
ROTHSCHILD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 13, 2018– Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced that employee volunteers from the company’s Rothschild Mill gathered today to read to 134 students ages 3-5 attending the Marathon County Head Start Program, and to commemorate the company’s donation of more than 260 books to the program.
Domtar makes a wide variety of everyday products from sustainable wood fiber, and it is one of the world’s largest producers of a complete line of absorbent hygiene solutions, as well as an innovator in absorbent technology. Domtar’s Rothchild Mill—which is home to industry-leading, high-quality commercial printing paper brands Cougar®, and Lynx®, and boasts a unique partnership for pulp lignin byproduct manufacturing and biomass energy cogeneration—employs more than 400 employees in the community.
Head Start is our nation’s premier provider of developmental and educational services to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, pregnant women and their families. Head Start and its community partners work with at-risk families to remove their barriers to success and to cultivate children’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development so they have the abilities necessary to succeed in school and life.
“Domtar is so grateful for the opportunity to help the incredible Marathon County Head Start Program make a difference in children’s lives,” said Domtar Corporate Responsibility Manager, Heather Alverson Stowe. “Literacy is one of Domtar’s core corporate giving pillars, which is why it’s so important for us to foster a love of reading and to help put books in the hands of children in our local communities.”
Domtar’s book donation was made possible through the company’s partnership with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides books to children in need. As part of its Powerful Pages campaign, Domtar has partnered with First Book since 2012 to provide more than half a million dollars in grants to schools and programs in towns that are home to Domtar facilities. Domtar’s grants provide funding to educators to purchase books through the First Book Marketplace, a website available exclusively to First Book programs.
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.1 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
About First Book
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, please visit us online or follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.
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