GP employees write "thank you" messages to teachers helped by the Kids In Need Foundation.
If anyone knows about how important paper is for the classroom it’s Georgia-Pacific. We recently teamed up with The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a non-profit organization working hard to ensure that students are equipped with the supplies they need to learn.
When we learned that paper is one of the most requested school supplies by teachers, we wanted to help fulfill this need. As the National Paper Sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation through 2017, Georgia-Pacific will proudly donate a minimum of $365,000 in cash and copy paper products.
According to KINF, as many as one in five children can’t afford basic school supplies due to their family’s economic circumstances. Being unprepared for school causes students to be less attentive in class and miss valuable learning opportunities. As a result, teachers are spending an average of $500 of their own money on supplies for their classrooms every year.
Georgia-Pacific will donate its printer and copy paper to help stock KINF's Resource Centers across the country. Teachers in underfunded communities may stock their classrooms by “shopping” for supplies at the centers, giving students access to basic materials they can’t otherwise afford.
Dave Smith, executive director of the Kids In Need Foundation, says "When teachers have the supplies they need to ensure their students can learn and succeed, the classroom experience is better for all students. Georgia Pacific understands that paper is a big part of every classroom, and we thank them for ensuring that so many more boys and girls will have this essential supply in their schools."
In 2014 alone, the Kids In Need Foundation helped provide over 4 million children with school supplies in the United States, where more than 16 million children live in poverty.
Supporting education is strong focus for Georgia-Pacific, and so we’re proud to partner with the Kids In Need Foundation to positively impact underprivileged children.
To learn more about the Kids In Need Foundation please visit www.kinf.org
and to see a video about Georgia-Pacific’s support click here