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Plymouth Mill employees stand proudly behind the toys collected for children in need. Front row, left to right, are Naomi Roberson, Carol Waters, Gay Styons, Helen Freenan and Marty Barfield. Back row are Mike Nihoa, Diane Hardison, Vicki Stotesbury, Ken Matveia, Dennis Askew and Carroll Jones.
Plymouth > Another successful toy drive STEFAN NOWICKI > Manager, Communications and Government Relations Fort Mill Operations Center
or the third year in a row, Plymouth has made the holiday season better for the children of Eastern North Carolina, and every year their efforts yield greater results.
As is the case for many rural communities in which we have operations, Plymouth does not have “big box” stores within its city limits. This reality is felt particularly during the holiday season, because such stores usually drive toy collections for underprivileged children and families. As such, three years ago, the Plymouth Mill decided to inaugurate its own ‘‘Toys for Tots’’ drive. Employees bring in toys to place in collection bins set up throughout the mill site,
and every year the number of toys collected grows. The toys are given to the Department of Social Services to be distributed among families in need to bring a little joy to little ones. Even the employees of Social Services were mighty impressed by the volume of toys dropped off this year. By now this has become a tradition amongst our Plymouth colleagues, one that is sure to continue to bring holiday cheer in the years to come. <
Port Huron > A tradition of giving TONY BAILEY > Network Technician Port Huron Mill
he Port Huron Mill continued a 28-year tradition of giving this past Christmas by helping 24 families. Names of individuals in need were submitted by employees and also referred to us by local agencies.
Domtar donated turkeys to the families. We also purchased the “fixin’s” for a traditional Christmas dinner as well as a week’s worth of groceries and miscellaneous cleaning and health supplies thanks to generous donations from our vendors and employees. Our employees continued the Christmas spirit by selecting a child from the names submitted and purchasing gifts for them. Gifts and groceries were delivered on December 21 by employee volunteers. <
Some of the gifts and food collected for distribution.