SOURCE: International Paper CompanyDESCRIPTION:
PENSACOLA, Fla., January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International Paper’s Pensacola Mill awarded $70,000 in International Paper Foundation grants to 26 local organizations, demonstrating the company’s commitment to education, hunger, health and wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet.
“We are pleased to support local organizations in their efforts to make a difference in education, hunger, health and wellness,” said Whitney Fike, International Paper Communications Manager. “Our company cannot succeed if our communities do not succeed, and these grants are an investment in our family, friends and neighbors.”
Local community organizations and their projects awarded grants for 2020:
Autism Pensacola - Kids for Camp 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida - Defending Potential
Children’s Home Society – Community Partnership School: Closing the Digital Divide
Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) – Be Ready Pensacola
Council on Aging of West Florida – Foster Grandparents
Ernest Ward Middle School – For the Love of Reading!
Every Child a Reader in Escambia (ECARE) – Books for Break
Feeding the Gulf Coast – Weekend Backpacks for Children
FoodRaising Friends – Food Giveaway Funding
Gulf Coast Kids House – PPE for Medical Professionals
Institute for Human and Machine Cognition – Science Saturdays
Jim Allen Elementary School – Ready to Read!
Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida – First Grade Jr. Achievement at McArthur Elementary School
Keep Santa Rosa Beautiful – Learning about Butterflies
Kingsfield Elementary – Ready to Read!
Manna Food Pantries – COVID-19 Relief
Miracle League of Northeast Pensacola – Keeping the ballfields green
Pace Center for Girls – The EmpowHERment Project
Pensacola Children’s Chorus – Preparatory Choir
Pensacola MESS Hall – Audio visual for virtual programming
Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries – Hot, Healthy Meals
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida – Hope for Hurting Families
Studer Community Institute – Brian Bags
The Arc Gateway – Improving Outcomes through Early Detection
UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteer Program – Garden to Table
University of West Florida – Argo’s Edible Campus Expansion
Grants were determined after careful committee review with local team members. Recommendations are subsequently reviewed by the International Paper Foundation’s grants committee, which then must be confirmed and ratified by the foundation’s board of trustees.
Grants are awarded once a year. Organizations are invited to take an eligibility assessment at www.ipgiving.com to see if their program is eligible to apply for funding. For more information on the grant process, contact Whitney Fike, communications manager at 850-968-3076 or email@example.com.
About the International Paper Foundation
The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach our vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where our employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to our signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet. For more information, visit ipgiving.com.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.
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