December 21, 2015

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA)’S “CARING AND SHARING” AND “TOYS FOR TOTS” DONATIONS TOUCH LIVES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (December 21, 2015)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc.’s 12th Annual Toys for Tots and Navy Caring and Sharing Breakfast, held on December 11, was the company’s most successful holiday charity event ever. More than 80 Toray employees gathered at Toray headquarters to celebrate the spirit of the season, helping the company to raise $3,500 for the Newport Naval Station’s Caring and Sharing program and to collect 600 toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The $3,500, which included funds contributed by the company, was presented on December 14 to Master Chief Shannon Howe of the Newport Naval Station.

The Newport Naval Station’s Caring and Sharing program allows the Naval Command to provide holiday food baskets to sailors and their families who might otherwise not be able to have a special holiday dinner. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program aims to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas and unite local communities in a common cause. The 600 toys donated by Toray will be distributed to local families.

“Toray’s generosity has touched us in ways that allow us to touch others. You are true Americans,” says Master Chief Howe. Last year 68 junior enlisted service people and their families received Christmas baskets.

“I’m extremely proud of Toray employees,” says Lisa Ahart, Vice President of U.S. Corporate Human Resources and Environment Health and Safety. “Their dedication to and enthusiasm for these important local causes will make a difference in the lives of many people this holiday season. Thinking of others, especially those who are less fortunate, is what the holidays are about.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Gervais at mary.gervais@toraytpa.com or 401-667-2281.Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.toraytpa.com.  

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Caption: This holiday season Toray Plastics (America) and its employees donated $3,500 to the Newport Naval Station’s Caring and Sharing program and 600 toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.