CHARLOTTE, NC, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation today announced that its 2013 Vendor Partnership Meeting and Charity Golf Event yielded support for $125,895 that will go to A Child's Place (www.achildsplace.org), a Charlotte non-profit with a mission to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. This contribution will help make a difference in the lives of the more than 2,600 homeless children in Mecklenburg County the agency serves each year.
"I want to extend a huge thank you to our valued vendor partners for making the October 25th charity event such a success," noted Domtar President and CEO John D. Williams. "The mission and values of A Child's Place align closely with Domtar's community investment focus on education, so it was an easy decision to choose them as this year's recipient organization for our vendor partnership fundraising efforts, in support of their important work with children-in-need in the greater Charlotte area."
According to Annabelle Suddreth, Executive Director of A Child's Place, "We are so grateful for the support Domtar and its vendors have provided our client children through this event. They were great fun to work with and their philanthropy has made a huge impact."
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a broad line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name as well as baby diapers. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
About A Child's Place
Homelessness for children isn't just about where they lay their heads at night; it's about where their heads are during the day at school, too. Founded in 1989, A Child's Place of Charlotte is working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education, reaching 2,656 children during the 2012-2013 school year. In June 2013, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reported 4,770 homeless students enrolled in the county's public schools. To learn more about A Child's Place or to make a donation, call 704-343-3790 or visit www.achildsplace.org.
SOURCE: Domtar Corporation
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