Wednesday, December 20, 2017
CHARLOTTE, NC– Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) has collected over 1,300 toys this holiday season to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program. Sealed Air is a National Corporate Donor to Toys for Tots for the third year in a row.
Seventeen Sealed Air locations across the U.S. donated to this annual toy drive, including the Company’s global corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The drive is an opportunity for employees to support children and military veterans in the local communities in which they live and work.
“We are proud to partner with Toys for Tots once again to give less fortunate children a special gift for the holidays,” said Jim Whaley, Sealed Air Vice President, Global Corporate Communications, Government Affairs and Sustainability and Chair of the Company’s Veterans Network. “We’re pleased to see support from our employees grow annually as we advance our commitments to ‘create a better way for life.’”
For 70 years, Toys for Tots has been the U.S. Marine Corps’ premier community action program. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Toys for Tots not only benefits children, but also has a positive impact on communities, on businesses – large and small, on the Marine Corps and on the nation.
“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Sealed Air supporting our 2017 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for nearly 70 years through our Toys for Tots Program. With their generous support we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of many less fortunate who otherwise might be forgotten.”
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 792 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 244 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation is knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protects valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.2 billion in sales in 2016 and has approximately 14,000 employees who serve customers in 117 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
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