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Domtar Corporation & Nonprofit Partner, First Book, Give Grant for New Books to Rapoport Academy Elementary in Waco, TX


Domtar's second grant in the last six months to Rapoport Academy
Elementary provides funds for the school to purchase more new books for

Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) (TSX:UFS) today announced that employee
volunteers from the company's personal care manufacturing facility in
Waco, TX visited Rapoport Academy Elementary School –
East Campus on Thursday, April 26
th at 8:45am to
donate and read 200 new books to the school's children as part of its
partnership with First
. Domtar
makes a wide variety of everyday products from sustainable wood fiber,
and is one of the world's largest producers of a complete line of
absorbent hygiene solutions and an innovator in absorbent technology.
Domtar's facility in Waco employs nearly 200 people in the local

Employee volunteers from the Domtar personal care manufacturing facility
in Waco, TX read and donated 200 books to the Pre-K students,
Kindergarteners, First Graders, and Second Graders of Rapoport Academy
Elementary School - East Campus, 2000
J.J. Flewellen,
TX 76704
. Each of the 200 participating students will be able to
take home one of the books donated by Domtar.

This is the second grant that Domtar has provided to Rapoport Academy
Elementary School in the last six months. This past October, Domtar
provided a grant that enabled the school to purchase more than 240 books
from First Book for students to read and enjoy.

"Domtar is so grateful for the wonderful relationship that we've
developed with the students and teachers of Rapoport Academy Elementary
School through our book grants and volunteer reading events," said
Domtar Corporate Responsibility Manager, Heather Alverson Stowe. "We're
committed to promoting literacy, one of Domtar's core corporate giving
pillars, by continuing to put books in the hands of children in the Waco
community—it's a cause that is close to our hearts and core to our

As part of its Powerful
campaign, Domtar has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit
social enterprise that provides books to children in need, since 2012 to
provide more than half a million dollars in grants to schools and
programs in towns that are home to Domtar facilities. Domtar's grants
provide funding to educators to purchase books through the First
Book Marketplace
, a website available exclusively to First Book
programs, and then the school's children are able to bring home the new

"Access to books is transformational in the lives of our children and
the educators who serve them," said Kyle Zimmer, First Book president
and CEO. "Domtar's work with First Book has opened up a world of
opportunities to children who might not otherwise have books at home."

About Domtar
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety
of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging
papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately
10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar
is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful
products that people rely on every day. Domtar's annual sales are
approximately $5.1 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New
York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar's principal executive office is
in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit

About First Book
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise
that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational
resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income
families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new,
high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is
transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of
education. For more information, please visit
us online
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