CMA School Drives
September 01, 2019
CMA Spartanburg, SC Plant
CMA Spartanburg plant worked with United Way of the Piedmont to help the children in Spartanburg County School Districts with back to school supplies, focusing on elementary schools in need. The collection started at the beginning of July and ran through August 1st. The United Way “Stuff the Bus” bus arrived at SP plant on August 2nd to collect the supplies. CMA SP plant has collected $524.63 in school supplies, helping 23 local children in need!
CMA Tacoma, WA Plant
This year during the summer, Tacoma Plant ran a campaign to purchase school supplies for the local Bethel School District. Collection bins were put out in break rooms, and employees were encouraged to fill them with supplies such as glue, notebooks, pens, erasers, and backpacks. Kazumi Kawamura, General Affairs Manager, also came up with the idea to provide Toray branded lunch bags for employees to fill and give back, so that students would also have a place to keep their food.
The campaign was a huge success, with an estimated $8,500 worth of supplies kindly donated by our generous employees. At the end of the campaign, Jay Brower from Bethel School District stopped by with BOB (the Bethel Outreach Bus), to collect the supplies. Members of the General Affairs department, as well as Plant Manager Jeff Hawkey, were on hand to assist Jay in “stuffing the bus”.
Supplies went towards assisting hundreds of students in the Bethel District whose families live below the poverty line.