Temple-Inland enjoys a proud and enduring tradition of community involvement. We continuously work with civic and charitable organizations, schools and other institutions to provide volunteer hours and monetary support in the communities where we operate.
It’s also our goal to treat our customers, neighbors and employees fairly and honestly, and provide a positive influence. We not only contribute to the community ourselves, but encourage our employees to volunteer, give back and get involved as well.
- In 2005, within 3 months, hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma pounded their way through the southeastern U.S., affecting over 3,000 employees and causing minor to serious damage across Temple-Inland facilities. From clearing roads to providing communities with much needed supplies, our employees banded together to instill renewed hope in the wake of the storm.
- Since 1993, Temple-Inland employees have supported the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Austin and Central Texas by engaging in various fund-raising activities each spring – including interoffice bake sales, auctions and direct donations through the annual Temple-Inland Fun Walk, raising over $3.1 million dollars.
- Diboll Day and Pineland Day raise funds in support of the Diboll and Pineland communities, home to two Temple-Inland operations, raising millions of dollars for community projects such as public pools, playground equipment, a Little League baseball complex, day care center, civic center, public library, and activities for youth and senior citizens.
- The Temple-Inland Foundation Scholarship program supports the education of eligible active, retired or deceased employees’ children through competitive four-year academic scholarships. The program is designed to assist and to recognize those eligible students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, leadership and other significant qualities. An average of 40 scholarships are awarded annually.