Care packages, put together by Domtar’s Rothschild paper mill employees, include diapers and baby books for underserved families in the local community.
ROTHSCHILD, Wis–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 5, 2019– Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced today that employee volunteers from the company’s paper mill in Rothschild, WI, assembled 500 baby care packages for donation to a number of local nonprofit organizations that help support underserved families in the greater Rothschild area. The donated care packages include baby diapers and children’s books. Domtar makes a wide variety of everyday products from sustainable wood fiber, such as copy paper and diapers. Domtar’s Rothschild paper mill employs approximately 375 people in the local community.
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The packages assembled by Domtar employees will be distributed to the following nonprofit organizations who will in turn distribute these baby care packages to underserved families in the Rothschild community:
- United Way of Marathon County (Bundles of Joy program) located at 705 S 24th Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401
- Salvation Army located at 202 Callon Street W, Wausau, WI 54401
- Neighbors Place, located at 745 Scott Street, Wausau, WI 54403
- The Women’s Community located at 3200 Hilltop Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401
- Community Center Hope located at 607 13th Street, Mosinee, WI 54455
“We’re proud to provide these care packages to families who need them,” said Domtar corporate responsibility manager, Heather Alverson Stowe. “Domtar is committed to caring for the communities in which we operate—it’s a cause that is close to our hearts and core to our business.”
The Domtar Comfort and Care Program has helped alleviate financial and emotional stress for families in need by donating hundreds of thousands of diapers to charitable organizations.
The new board books included in the baby care packages were donated by Domtar through its partnership with First Book. 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.
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 $5.5 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 Domtar Comfort and Care Diaper Assistance Program
Founded in 2016 and born of Domtar’s spirit of caring and commitment to supporting sustainable community development, the Comfort and Care diaper assistance program helps address diaper poverty. The program aims to alleviate financial and emotional stress on families by providing a process for donations to diaper assistance organizations such as diaper banks and care facilities.
About First Book
First Book transforms the lives of children in need. Through a sustainable, market-driven model, First Book is creating equal access to quality education—making everything from brand-new, high-quality books and educational resources, to sports equipment, winter coats, snacks, and more—affordable to its member network of more than 350,000 educators who exclusively serve kids in need. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in more than 30 countries. First Book currently reaches an average of 3 million children every year and supports more than one in four of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need. For more information visit www.firstbook.org.
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Source: Domtar Corporation
Heather Alverson Stowe
Corporate Responsibility Manager
Tel.: 514-848-5555 x 85979
Senior Manager, Media & Community Relations