Georgia-Pacific Recognized for Efforts To End Domestic Violence in Metro Atlanta

Jun 18, 2024 8:40 AM ET
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The Honorable Clarence Seeliger Champion for Change award, given to Georgia-Pacific for its work to end domestic violence in metro Atlanta.

ATLANTA, June 18, 2024 /3BL/ - People and the communities in which we operate are at the heart of everything we do at Georgia-Pacific. Our Social Stewardship framework is designed to help create stronger communities and change lives for the better. But integral to this work are community and non-for-profit organizations that work directly with people to address society’s most troubling problems. Georgia-Pacific actively seeks the expertise and experience of volunteers, academics, first responders, and government officials on how we can best leverage our resources to make the most impact.

For more than 17 years, Georgia-Pacific has partnered with The Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRCDV). The Women’s Resource Center, based in DeKalb County, Georgia and serving metro Atlanta, seeks to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists. The organization works to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of women and their children impacted by domestic violence by offering programs and services that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.

Each year, WRCDV provides direct services to more than 5,000 women and children. The services include a domestic violence hotline, legal advocacy, safety planning, financial assistance, supervised child exchange, transitional housing support, and education campaigns. Camp PEACE assists children exposed to and impacted by domestic violence through a summer program with activities that facilitate peace education, trauma-informed care, provide alternatives to violence, increase resiliency, and build compassion for themselves and others.

Georgia-Pacific has supported these initiatives through $220,000 in funding, countless employee volunteer hours, and nearly a decade of active board involvement. The company was recently recognized by WRCDV in May 2024 during its Champions for Change Event, an event Georgia-Pacific supports annually, for its continued contributions and given the Honorable Clarence Seeliger Champion for Change award.

Enrichment of Community is one of Georgia-Pacific's four “Es” - philanthropic pillars where the company actively engages its resources. Supporting survivors of domestic violence and programs to end the problem ensures the social and economic well-being of everyone, allowing people to thrive and contribute to society, which is essential to the health, safety, and sustainability of our communities.

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