In all of our Kimberly-Clark hometowns, K-C and its employees
are involved in our communities - beyond being an employer and a
responsible producer of essential consumer products. We like to be
leaders and active participants in making our communities better
places to live and work. Corinth, Mississippi, is no exception.
Kimberly-Clark, our mill managers, and our employees are actively
involved in a select group of organizations in an effort to make a
positive impact on this northeastern Mississippi community.
Highlights of Kimberly-Clark's involvement in and support of the
- Kimberly-Clark partners with several local schools, making cash
contributions to support special recognition programs and making
donations of office equipment, office supplies, and winter jackets
for elementary school students. The company also donated a mill van
to a local school earlier this year.
- As part of local sustainability efforts, Kimberly-Clark is
partnering with a local high school to plant trees and fight
erosion. Plans are in the works to build an outside classroom this
- Kimberly-Clark Corinth is supporting community beautification
efforts by maintaining the landscaping for the Highway 72 West
"Welcome to Corinth" entrance sign and participating in the "Great
American Clean-Up," picking up trash for more than a mile on each
side of the mill entrance. We are also financial supporters of Keep
- We make cash and product donations to a variety of other
organizations in the community, and Kimberly-Clark employees serve
on the boards of directors of several organizations.
- Corinth's two mill managers are represented on the boards of
directors of the United Way, the Alliance, the Alliance's Economic
Development Council, the Rotary Club and the local Boys & Girls
- Each year, the Kimberly-Clark mills in Corinth conduct a
workplace campaign during which our employees participate in
fund-raising events and make payroll deduction pledges to the local
United Way. Employee gifts and pledges are matched
dollar-for-dollar by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. During the
2009 campaign, Kimberly-Clark and its employees raised almost
$133,000 for the United Way.
- Kimberly-Clark employees make contributions to nonprofit
organizations of their choice through the company's Matching Gifts
program. These contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar by the
- Our employees also volunteer their time for community
organizations. Kimberly-Clark makes grants of $500 through its
Community Partners program to organizations for which our employees
volunteer at least 30 hours in one calendar year.
- Five children of Kimberly-Clark employees in Corinth are
current recipients of Kimberly-Clark Bright Futures Scholarships --
$20,000, four-year scholarships awarded to students on a
competitive basis based on academics, achievements and community
"Kimberly-Clark's employees form the backbone of every community
organization in the area. They serve as volunteers for health and
human service agencies, cultural and historic foundations, economic
development organizations, and religious entities," says Betsy
Whitehurst, executive director of United Way of Alcorn County. "The
employees are equally generous with their financial resources and
their time, expertise, and wisdom.
"Kimberly-Clark's corporate support is exceptional. The fact that
the corporation encourages employee involvement by financially
matching funding to the causes the employees find important in the
community as well as by rewarding financially volunteer efforts
says volumes about the nature of Kimberly-Clark's Board of
Directors and its executives. United Way of Corinth and Alcorn
County is extremely grateful to Kimberly-Clark and its employees
for their continued community support of all kinds."
K-C and its employees are proud of their track record of community
support in Corinth!
In Summary: Kimberly-Clark's contributions to the Corinth community
- 350 employees
- More than $133,000 in United Way contributions
- $32,500 paid in college scholarships to children of Corinth
- $40,000 in Community Partners grants
- $24,000 in contributions from Kimberly-Clark employees and
Kimberly-Clark corporate match
- $8,000 in other contributions to area organizations
- $6,300 in product donations
- More than 3,544 community volunteer hours