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Domtar Donates $100,000 to Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program for Children in Need

Contribution to program supports donation of 200,000 sackpacks to nonprofit organizations across the U.S. in 2015 as children head back to school
Press Release

FORT MILL, S.C., Aug. 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced it has donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program. Domtar's donation to the award-winning program will help provide children across the country with the supplies they need to succeed as the new school year begins. 

Community Health Charities Offers Back to School Resources for Children Living with Chronic Illnesses

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Getting back into a school routine after a long summer break can be stressful for children, parents and caregivers alike, especially for children living with a chronic illness who face tremendous obstacles. 

The North Face and Big City Mountaineers Launch Wilderness Exploration Campaign for Kids

The North Face Will Donate up to $75,000 to Nonprofit as Part of #GIVEPACK Back to School Effort
Press Release

ALAMEDA, Calif., July 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ –The North Face is teaming up with Big City Mountaineers to help under-served youth across the United States get outdoors and better develop decision-making abilities and life skills. In July and August, The North Face will donate a portion of proceeds from its new back to school backpacks, up to $75,000, to Big City Mountaineers as part of the #GIVEPACK effort.

Rockies and Padres Players Help Launch 2014-15 Action Team Program

On Saturday, September 6, the 2014-15 Action Team program officially got underway when more than 50 high school students from the Denver, Colorado area came together at a downtown hotel to attend one of two regional training sessions. The second training session will be held in New York’s Citi Field on Saturday, September 13.

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To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.

This week: Dad’s Effective YouTube Plea to Kids, Google Pays Up, Apple Hack: Not Just the Rich & Famous

4 Good Digital Habits for a New School Year


As you make the transition from the leisurely pace of summer to the stressful balancing act of earlier bedtimes, new homework routines, and after-school activities, try to factor in how your kids’ use of technology will change with it. With schoolwork, sports, clubs, and sleep taking greater priority over their time, you may need to help your kids find a way to balance all of that with technology time for fun.

Read about 4 things to consider as you make the shift, to help your kids develop good digital habits here.

Five Trends in Back-to-School Cause Marketing


The back-to-school shopping landscape is changing dramatically -- 60 percent of tablet users are turning to online instead of hitting the shopping aisles and more than a third of consumers are forgoing the big stock up of supplies all together.

Back To School Tips: Tip #5 Getting Involved

Over the past four weeks, Major League baseball players have used this space to share their tips on time management, setting goals, getting organized and developing sound study habits. This week, we’re going to bring the series to a close with Colorado Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins sharing his thoughts on why it’s important to “Get Involved.”

How Kleenex, Quaker Oats, and H&M are Embracing CSR in Back-to-School Campaigns

by Chris Daniels

In the fashion industry, H&M North America is working with charity KIDS/Fashion Delivers on its back-to-school campaign. From August 21 to September 3, the retailer will give a new item of denim apparel to someone in need through the nonprofit for each piece of denim bought at one of its stores.

It is promoting the partnership through media relations, social media, and digital, as well as in-store backing.


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