$65,000 in IP Foundation Grants Awarded to Community Organizations and Record Employee Giving for United Way of Mason County in 2020
MAYSVILLE, Ky., January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International Paper’s Maysville, Ky. Mill has awarded $65,000 in IP Foundation Grants for the 2020 grant cycle. Thirteen deserving organizations in Maysville and surrounding areas received grants to support projects focused on IP’s signature causes – education, hunger, health and wellness and disaster relief.
The community organizations that received an IP Foundation Grant include:
SELMA, Ala., January 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ ‒ The International Paper Foundation and Riverdale Mill recently announced $89,941.92 in grants to 23 local nonprofit agencies and schools.
“We’re proud to be able to continue our support of the schools and organizations in the Selma area. These grants will help address community needs in our focus areas of education, hunger and health and wellness. We’re confident these organizations and schools will use the funds to impact our community in a positive way,” said Riverdale Mill Manager, Jim Bruce.
VICKSBURG, Miss., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International Paper Vicksburg Mill awarded $70,000 in International Paper Foundation grants to fifteen area non-profits in 2020, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet.
100% of #Fight4Literacy donations will give literacy to children in communities across the country
Memphis, Tenn., January, 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – International Paper announces its support for childhood literacy by teaming up with Coaching for Literacy and its #Fight4Literacy Games presented by International Paper. This is the fourth year of the partnership, but new for the 2020-2021 season, International Paper is the presenting sponsor of all #Fight4Literacy Games, which take place at collegiate basketball games across the country.
Riegelwood, N.C., January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International Paper Riegelwood Mill awarded $90,000 in International Paper Foundation grants to 32 area educational and non-profit groups in 2020, demonstrating the company’s commitment to education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet.
For the health and safety of our employees and our communities, volunteerism at International Paper looked a little different this year. Employees across the United States had a variety of opportunities to volunteer in meaningful ways individually and with family. One such volunteer opportunity was Holiday Mail for Heroes for the American Red Cross. Volunteers in South Carolina created holiday greetings for veterans and active military, which the American Red Cross distributed.
New report provides a data driven description of the forest sector’s many contributions to the realization of the SDGs, such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation.
Twelve leading member companies, including International Paper, from the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have issued the first Implementation Report of the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap (SDG Roadmap) released in July 2019. The report provides evidence of FSG members’ commitment to implementing the actions in the SDG Roadmap, takes stock of the status of implementation of the different actions among FSG members, and sets a baseline against which to track progress over time.
Memphis, Tenn. - November and December traditionally come with many opportunities for Memphis-based International Paper colleagues to come together to serve those most in need during the holiday season. While team members were not able to volunteer in person due to social distancing efforts, International Paper is proud to continue to support the Memphis community this holiday season. The mobilization of our products and resources helped nonprofit organizations to serve those most in need during multiple holiday community events:
In the Southeast, forests shelter rich biodiversity, economic and ecological viability into perpetuity, including more than 80 breeding bird species, ranging from Swallow-tailed Kites to Hooded Warblers. They also provide the source for goods we rely upon every day, including cardboard boxes, lumber, paper towels, toilet paper, and packing and printer paper. Forestry has always been an integral part of the Southeast’s economy.
International Paper donates products and resources to support the annual demonstration of respect for veterans
MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On December 3, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating Saturday, December 19, 2020, as "Wreaths Across America Day." A convoy of volunteers will travel from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths at the headstones of American veterans interred there. International Paper is donating 7,500 boxes and helping to purchase wreaths and transport them to Arlington National Cemetery.