CONTACT: Susan Morgan
The Millcraft Paper Company
Millcraft Donates More than $94,000
to Midwest-based Non-Profits through Its “Buy & Give” Program
Cleveland, Ohio – November 30, 2016 - Millcraft is kicking off its 2016 holiday season by donating more than $94,000 to non-profit organizations through its “buy & give” copy paper purchasing program.
(Pictured left to right: Millcraft’s Dayton Division Manager Jack Oldiges presents his division’s 2016 “buy & give” donation to Hospice of Dayton Executive Director Lori Igel. Millcraft’s Fort Wayne Division Manager Rex Ringle presents his division’s 2016 “buy & give” donation to Kenna Davis, Communication Specialist for Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities. Representatives from Blessings in a Backpack - Millcraft’s Louisville store’s “buy & give” non-profit beneficiary - receive their 2016 donation in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pictured left to right: Kevin Beam, Chief Financial Officer; Beth Sedgwick, Director of Fund Accounting; and Becky Jennings, National Account Representative.)
Millcraft’s “buy & give” initiative offers businesses the opportunity to support local charities through routine purchases of “buy & give” brand office paper. For every carton of paper purchased, Millcraft donates $1 to charity. Millcraft partners with Domtar – the largest producer of uncoated papers in North America – to market “buy & give” multi-purpose paper throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan and New York.
Millcraft first introduced “buy & give” to the Northeast Ohio market in 2011. In 2014 the program was expanded throughout the company’s five-state distribution area to support nine non-profit organizations hand-selected by each regional division. These organizations include: Blessings in a Back Pack (Louisville); Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital; C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital/University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor); Hospice of Dayton; Hospice of the Western Reserve (Cleveland); Make a Wish – Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (Indianapolis); Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus); and Turnstone
In the two years since the program expansion, annual donations the company provides through the buy & give program have virtually tripled, from just under $32,000 in 2014 to over $94,000 in 2016.
“Our mission as a company is to embrace opportunities to make a meaningful impact on those we work with each and every day, and that includes the local communities that have supported us for nearly 100 years,” states Millcraft President Travis Mlakar. “As a fourth generation family-owned business, impact is not just measured financially. Sometimes it is measured emotionally. For our team to be able to give back to the charities that really mean something to us personally reminds us of the responsibility we have to one another and the communities we serve.”
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Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, The Millcraft Paper Company is an independently-owned, fourth-generation merchant serving the professional paper, packaging and graphic arts industries. As the leading Midwest-based distributor of printing and office papers and forms, envelopes, packaging, and graphic design products, the Millcraft service platform has 17 sales and retail distribution locations in 14 cities. These includes Akron; Ann Arbor, Buffalo; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dayton; Detroit, Fort Wayne; Greenwich; Indianapolis; Louisville; Southfield and Sterling Heights. Millcraft is nationally and locally certified as a woman-owned diversity business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Cities of Cleveland and Columbus. Long committed to a guiding principle of environmental responsibility, Millcraft represents a diverse portfolio of sustainably manufactured and marketed paper and packaging lines. To learn more, please visit www.millcraft.com.
Domtar designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and personal care products. We continue to be fueled by new ideas, collaboration and technology to ensure sustainability for generations to come. For more information about Domtar, please visit us at domtar.com.