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International Paper donates time, money to Senior Resources
December 15, 2017
International Paper recently awarded Senior Resources a grant of $5,000 in support of the agency’s Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, nutritionally balanced meal each day to home-bound seniors and disabled adults in Richland County. The donation from International Paper will provide more than 670 meals in the coming year to home-bound residents of lower Richland County, where International Paper has a facility.
“With the help of hundreds of volunteers, we pack and deliver more than 400 hot meals a day to our elderly and disabled neighbors,” said Senior Resources’ Executive Director Pam Dukes. “But we still have more than 100 potential clients on our waiting list. This donation from International Paper will help us serve some of those waiting for meals in lower Richland County.”
International Paper also has a longstanding tradition of hosting a holiday party for clients of Senior Resources’ Wellness Center in the Eastover community. It is one of four Wellness Centers operated by Senior Resources, where seniors can spend each day doing crafts, playing games, participating in exercise classes, visiting with their friends, and enjoying a hot lunch.
This year, on Friday, December 15, International Paper’s employees provided a meal, sang holiday songs and played games with the clients, and gave each Wellness Center participant a Walmart gift card. Eastover Mayor Geraldene Robinson and Santa Claus also participated in the festivities.
“Our Eastover Mill is dedicated to making a difference in the Midlands. We are proud to partner with Meals on Wheels and the Eastover Wellness Center throughout the year but especially during the holiday season, to provide food and fellowship for our seniors and those who need us.” International Paper Eastover Mill Manager Hai Ninh said. “We strive to be a force for good by mobilizing our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our community.”Back to All News & Blog