International Paper Volunteers Deliver Hygiene Kits to Schools

A group of volunteers from the International Paper New Bern Mill recently delivered 500 feminine hygiene kits to Craven County Schools.  The kits will be distributed throughout the school system and are the result of a volunteer project by IP volunteers in conjunction with United Way of Coastal Carolina.

United Way partnered 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 boxes.

“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.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2018 were $23 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit