The employees at Georgia-Pacific in Corrigan are doing their best to put smiles on the faces of children in need.

Last week the employees at Georgia-Pacific’s Corrigan Plywood facility wrapped up a month-long toy drive for CASA of the Pines, a non-profit children’s advocacy group that gives abused and neglected children in foster care a voice within the legal system.  From basketballs and footballs to dolls and stuffed animals, GP employees collected hundreds of dollars worth of toys for children of all ages.

“We are distributing toys to approximately 50 children this year,” said Carrie Speed, Casa Casework Supervisor.  “The toys are currently being delivered to those families and will soon be wrapped and placed under trees for Christmas morning.  Thanks to the generosity of Georgia-Pacific employees, children will truly get to experience the excitement of the season.”

Employees at Georgia-Pacific’s Corrigan Plywood plant have been providing toys for CASA children for the last five years.    Willa Roberts, who is a general services coordinator at Georgia-Pacific Corrigan Plywood, has coordinated the toy drive since its inception.  She says the toy drive is one of several projects that GP employees support each year.

“It is always heart-warming to see employees give these special gifts to Polk County children in need,” said Roberts.  “We had employees either purchase toys or give financially to the toy drive.  Thanks to their efforts, Christmas is going to be truly special for many children.”

Contributed Photo/GP
Contributed Photo/GP

Georgia-Pacific employees show off some of the toys collected for Polk County children in need.  Pictured from (l to r) are Georgia-Pacific employees Willa Roberts and Michael McFarland; and Carrie Speed, CASA Casework Supervisor.

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