Domtar employee volunteers read to students at Eastern Elementary School, and donate more than 100 books for the students to take home and enjoy.
GREENVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 9, 2018– Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that employee volunteers from the company’s personal care products manufacturing facility in Greenville, NC visited the local Eastern Elementary School today to read and donate more than 100 new books to the students to take home and enjoy as part of its partnership with nonprofit partner, First Book. Domtar makes a wide variety of everyday products from sustainable wood fiber, and is one of the world’s largest producers of a complete line of absorbent hygiene solutions and an innovator in absorbent technology. Domtar’s Greenville facility, which manufactures the Attends® brand of adult incontinence products, employs nearly 400 people in the local community.
“Domtar is so grateful for the wonderful relationship that we’ve developed with the students and teachers of Eastern Elementary School here in Greenville through our book grant and employee volunteer reading event,” said Domtar Corporate Responsibility Manager, Heather Alverson Stowe. “We’re committed to promoting literacy, one of Domtar’s core corporate giving pillars, which is why we continue to partner with First Book to put books in the hands of children in our local Greenville schools.”
Over the last year, Domtar has provided multiple grants to local schools in Greenville to purchase hundreds of books from First Book for students to read and enjoy. As part of its Powerful Pages campaign, Domtar has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides books to children in need, 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, and then the school’s children are able to bring home the new books.
“Access to books is transformational in the lives of our children and the educators who serve them,” said Kyle Zimmer, First Book president and CEO. “Domtar’s work with First Book has opened up a world of opportunities to children who might not otherwise have books at home.”
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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Source: Domtar Corporation
Jan Martin, Media & Community Relations