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Domtar Donates $100,000 to Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program for Children in Need

Friday, August 19, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Contribution supports distribution of 200,000 backpacks for children in need across the U.S.

FORT MILL, S.C. - Domtar Corporation today announced it has donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program. Domtar's donation will help provide children across the country with the supplies they need as the new school year begins. 5,000 backpacks will be distributed to nonprofit organizations and schools in the Charlotte area.

"Supporting the Office Depot Foundation is important to Domtar because promoting education and literacy are core priorities for us," said Rob Melton, vice president of Paper Sales and Marketing at Domtar. "Putting paper and writing supplies in the hands of children in need helps set them up for success in school and in life."

Through their Powerful Pages initiative, Domtar engages with organizations like the Office Depot Foundation, as well as schools across North America, to share the gifts of reading and writing with children and help equip them for learning.

"Domtar is truly a difference maker," said Office Depot Foundation President Mary Wong. "We are exceptionally grateful that the company has made a substantial donation again this year in support of our National Backpack Program. Domtar's contribution helps us maximize the impact that this program makes on kids across the country. We appreciate Domtar's commitment to children and families."

2016 marks the 16th year of the award-winning National Backpack Program. By the end of this year, more than 4 million backpacks and sackpacks will have been given away. For more information visit officedepotfoundation.org.


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