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IP mill gave $87K in grants in 2019

The International Paper Bogalusa Mill awarded $87,000 in grants from the IP Foundation to area non-profits in 2019. The mill distributes grants based on the company’s signature causes of Hunger, Health and Wellness, and Children’s Literacy and Education.

This year’s award recipients included: American Heart Association, Bogalusa Heart Study, Bogalusa Help Center, Bogalusa YMCA, Bowling Green High School, Celebrate Life International, Enon Elementary, Friends of the Washington Parish Library, Help Center of Churches, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Northshore Foodbank, Northshore Off-Road Bicycling Association, Second Harvest Foodbank, Truth in Nature and Wesley Ray Elementary.

The mill will begin a new grant funding cycle Jan. 1, 2020, at which time local non-profits can apply online at www.ipgiving.com. Click on “Apply for a Grant” and a series of qualifying questions will follow. Local non-profit organizations do not require an invitation code to apply. Select the Bogalusa Mill as the mill location. From there, the site walks the applicant through the process.

Each year, International Paper provides more than $10 million to support thousands of charitable organizations in the communities where our employees live and work. Company contributions and Foundation grants are a significant part of our giving strategy, as we strive to be the best socially responsible corporate neighbor in our communities. For more information, visit online at www.ipgiving.com.