xpedx Awards $75,000 to More than 20 Non-Profits and SchoolsFebruary 14, 2012
• The Matthew Kelly Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, awarded funds to help finance the Why Am I Here initiative, which teaches children the skill of decision-making. ($2,000)
• Assateague Coastal Trust, Inc., Berlin, MD, awarded funds to help finance its family-based environmental education program of the Assateague Coastal Trust. ($2,500)
• Blind Services Foundation, Inc., Boise, ID, awarded funds to help purchase services and equipment for blind and visually impaired Idahoans. ($2,500)
• Geisinger Health System Foundation, Danville, PA, awarded funds to help finance safe sleep education and the acquisition of portable Pack ’N Play® cribs. ($3,000)
• Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, Inc., Phoenix, awarded funds to help finance the PALS Mentoring Program, which helps children in transitional homeless shelter programs. ($1,000)
• Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc., Tempe, AZ, awarded funds to help finance the JA Business Ethics program, which fosters students’ ethical decision making. ($1,000)
• Montana Vista Elementary School, El Paso, TX, awarded funds to help purchase materials to further develop gardens for an outdoor classroom. ($1,500)
• National Aquarium, Baltimore, awarded funds to help finance The Atlantic White Cedar Habitat Project at Nassawango Creek Reserve. ($2,000)
• Reading in Motion, Chicago, awarded funds to help finance Benchmarks, which is an arts-based reading program. ($2,500)
• Reading is Fundamental of Southern California, Los Angeles, awarded funds to help finance its Motivational Reading Program. ($2,500)
• Rocky Mountain Nature Association, Estes Park, CO, awarded funds to allow young adults to complete conservation work in Rocky Mountain National Park. ($3,000)
• South Central Industries, Shawnee, OK, awarded funds to help finance a paper recycling station for Shawnee, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. ($2,500)
• The Rotary Club of Sparks Nevada, Sparks, NV, awarded funds to help finance the Kids’ Free Fishing Day, which promotes wildlife education. ($2,500)
• Tristan’s Quest, Inc., Greensboro, NC, awarded funds to help families access the academic support services their children need to become successful students. ($2,500)
• Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, Glenview, IL, awarded funds to help finance Study Buddies, which is a comprehensive literacy program that serves parents, school children and preschoolers. ($2,300)
About International Paper Foundation
The International Paper Company Foundation, which was founded in 1953 as a philanthropic grant-making organization, primarily addresses existing and emerging educational needs, as well as civic needs within the communities where International Paper has operating businesses. The Foundation also supports those organizations where employees actively volunteer.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of print, packaging and facility solutions supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities across North America.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the company’s North American distribution business. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs nearly 60,000 people in more than 24 countries and serves customers worldwide. 2011 net sales were more than $26 billion.