MLK Project Nets Necessities for Students, Soldiers and SafeHouse
For more than a decade, Georgia-Pacific has taken time to reflect on the work, message and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., most recently through employee service projects.
This year, Georgia-Pacific headquarters employees donated much-needed supplies to students, soldiers and SafeHouse as part of the GP Giving Boxes service project in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
More than 335 boxes of necessities purchased by GP employees directly or through $1,600 in cash contributions to the project were delivered to the recipient organizations recently.
Elementary school teachers at Georgia-Pacificís business-education partner school, M. Agnes Jones Elementary, received 141 boxes of much-needed school supplies; the USO, which supports our Armed Forces, received 112 boxes of personal necessities for troops stationed overseas; and SafeHouse Outreach of Atlanta received 85 boxes of personal hygiene supplies for homeless individuals struggling to get back on their feet.
Dozens of Georgia-Pacific facilities outside Atlanta also are conducting GP Giving Box service projects and those results will be reported when they are received.
Thanks to all those who took the time to help serve others in honor of Dr. King.