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Paris raises $4,000 at Relay for Life event

Employees from the Huhtamaki - Paris facility joined the fight against cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Paris, TX and they may have had more fun than anyone there.

 

Early in the planning for the event, plant leadership vowed to dye their beards and goatees purple (the official Relay for Life color) if the team could raise $1,000. That goal was easily surpassed early in the month of June and true to their word, the group dawned purple facial hair for the rest of the month.

 

By the time the event was over, $4,000 was collected for the American Cancer Society.

 

The Relay for Life event itself took place on June 24. Team Huhtamaki constructed a tent for the event with Yahtzee and casino-style games that visitors could play in exchange for a donation. Game winners received Huhtamaki caps and Chinet® gift packs.

 

The employees at the Paris facility support local charities in a big way with toy drives for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), food drives and other special events that take place throughout the year.

 

Toy drive saves the day for CASA

Following a conversation with representatives from CASA, also in June, the team in Paris learned that the organization had no toys to give to the foster children they serve.

 

Quickly word spread across the facility and the toy drive was on. Within a week, nearly 300 toys were collected.

 

“When their representative arrived to collect the toys, there were tears. They didn’t have anything to give the kids in the program and our drive made a big difference,” Kevin Watson, Paris Safety Coordinator and a frequent community outreach leader said.