Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Through Service

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GP recently honored the legacy of Dr. King by giving away 800 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to Seminole Elementary School in Donalsonville, Georgia. The school has a personal connection to GP, as it is a neighbor to the GP Cedar Springs Containerboard facility. Due to Hurricane Michael this past year, the children were in critical need of basic school supplies. GP took the opportunity to partner again with the Kids in Need Foundation's Second Responder program to not only purchase the supplies but to fill the bags and handwrite inspirational notes for the children.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is for empowering individuals, strengthening communities, bridging barriers, creating solutions to social problems and moving us all closer to his vision of a “Beloved Community.”  GP celebrated Dr. King’s 90th birthday at Seminole County Elementary School, a neighbor to the GP Cedar Springs Containerboard facility, making this a very personal connection. Hurricane Michael left the community in complete destruction and the students were in critical need of basic school supplies.  Watch the video below to see how GP teamed up with the Kids in Need Foundation to honor Dr. King’s legacy!

To learn more about KINF's help with hurricane relief efforts, visit KINF's Second Responder® relief page: https://www.kinf.org/relief/