International Paper Foundation awards $85K in grants to local schools, agencies

Published 2:43 pm Thursday, December 6, 2018

The International Paper Foundation and Riverdale Mill awarded a combined $85,000 in grants to 26 local nonprofit agencies and schools during a luncheon ceremony on Thursday at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.

“International Paper believes in investing in people, both our employees and the communities where we live and work,” Riverdale Mill manager Jim Bruce said. “These grants will help address community needs in our focus areas of education, hunger and health and wellness. We’re confident these organizations and schools will use the funds to impact our community in a positive way.”

Here are the local agencies that received grants:

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Byrd First Class: $840 to purchase equipment for the school’s physical fitness program.

Cedar Park Elementary: $3,772 to purchase materials and supplies for the school library.
Cedar Park Elementary: $750 to purchase STEAM educational kits and art materials.

Clark Elementary: $3,000 to purchase approximately 125 nonfiction 2nd-5th grade books to

promote health education and healthy lifestyles.

Southside: $800 to purchase kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade books.

Dallas County High School: $3,500 to purchase fiction and non-fiction books for the school


Fathers of St. Edmund: $13,190 to assist with the purchase food and necessary supplies for the

Weekend Breakfast Bag Program.

Keith Middle/High School: $5,000 to purchase books for the Keith Middle and High School


McRae-Gaines Learning Center: $2,634 to purchase materials for Destination Imagination

literacy program and does not cover training or bean bags.

Operation Outreach – Edgewood Elementary: $1,500 to purchase books and literacy materials

for Edgewood Elementary School.

Operation Outreach – Cedar Park Elementary: $1,500 to purchase books and literacy materials

for Cedar Park Elementary School.

Payne Elementary: $5,000 to purchase and process approximately 370 books for the school

library and accelerated reader program.

  1. B. Hudson Middle School: $3,413 to purchase materials for the STEAM in Motion mobile


School of Discovery: $3,000 to purchase books for the school library.

Selma Area Food Bank: $5,000 to purchase food.

Selma City Schools: $4,000 to purchase books for approximately 600 children in support of the

2019 Literacy Festival.

Selma City Schools: $1,380 to purchase kindles and cases for the Selma City Schools Special

Education Literacy Program.

Selma Communities of Transformation: $800 to cover the purchase and printing of curriculum

materials for the Communities of Transformation program.

Selma High School Library: $5,000 to purchase books about nutrition, healthy cooking

techniques and other health and nutrition related titles.

Sophia P. Kingston Elementary: $986 to purchase materials for STEM curriculum.

Southside High School: $2,850 to purchase books for the school’s Cultural Responsive Text Collections.

 Boguechitto Community Development Foundation: $2,800 to purchase equipment, materials

and supplies and cover printing costs for the STREAM Initiative.

Tipton Durant Middle School: $5,000 to purchase STEM kits for the school library.

Valley Grande Elementary: $1,000 to purchase books for fourth grade students at Valley Grande Elementary.

Wannabe Rescued: $5,000 to pay for the cost of spaying, neutering and transportation costs of

taking animals to no-kill shelters.

Williams R. Martin Middle School