International Paper Volunteers Assemble Hygiene Kits

A group of International Paper’s New Bern Mill employees gathered recently to assemble 500 feminine hygiene kits as part of a United Way Worldwide and International Paper initiative.  The local effort was facilitated by United Way of Coastal Carolina.

United Way is partnering with International Paper to assemble the feminine hygiene kits as part of its effort to improve community health issues, specifically helping school-aged girls in our community stay in school.  The kits include necessary items such as sanitary napkins, liners, wipes and underwear in a small, discreet box and will be distributed to area schools.

“It was so rewarding to be able to help with the FemHy Packing Event. Knowing that these boxes are going to help young females right here in our own community is so heartwarming, and I appreciate the support from International Paper and United Way in making this event a success,” stated Valarie Hodges, process engineer, Fiberline at International Paper.