For Immediate Release:
Novelis employees continue to show their Local Love with United Way Project
Hands-on volunteer project helps with renovations at Kingston Youth Shelter transitional home
KINGSTON, ONT. (November 2, 2020) – Novelis, the world’s premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling, will be showing their local love in our region, as part of the company’s global Novelis volunteer month projects.
Since 2012, Novelis employees have worked with United Way KFL&A to undertake a wide variety of projects during their annual Novelis Neighbor Week. This year, Novelis volunteers will take on various projects at the Kingston Youth Shelter transitional home location on Yonge Street. Volunteers will paint, install new hardware and doors in the kitchen, renovate bathrooms with new fixtures and assist with plumbing and electrical work, help with removing carpet from stairs and even work on helping to seal the driveway.
“As always, we are thrilled to have Novelis support United Way KFL&A through the Novelis Neighbor program,” says Bhavana Varma, President and CEO of United Way of KFL&A. “This year especially, these renovations will provide the youth shelter with much-needed assistance to help keep youth safe. We are so grateful for the ongoing support of local Novelis employees and for finding a way during the pandemic to continue the amazing work they do each year through this initiative.”
Novelis Neighbor week typically takes place in early October, but with COVID-19, the project was delayed. Safety protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of both the employees and residents of the Youth Shelter during this year’s project including mask wearing, sanitizing, daily screenings and social distancing throughout the space during the week.
“As a long-term supporter of our community, and in particular the United Way, Novelis is proud to partner on the youth shelter renovation this year,” said Kayla Kent, Human Resources Generalist and community Champion for Novelis. “As we all come together to battle the effects of COVID-19 on our community, our hope is that this youth shelter will continue to serve as a safe and welcoming home for young people needing assistance and safe refuge.”
The project starts on Monday, November 2, 2020 and will continue all week with volunteers on-site daily from 9am through till 4pm.
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About United Way
United Way works with individuals, organizations and key partners in KFL&A to build and strengthen the community, bringing people and resources together to facilitate change. Our vision is a future where people are self-sufficient in a community where individuals live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging. Visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca for more information.
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in nine countries, has approximately 11,000 employees. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited (BSE: HINDALCO), one of Asia’s largest integrated producers of aluminum and a leading copper producer. Hindalco is part of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit www.novelis.com
Mandy Pasch, Manager, Marketing and Communications, United Way KFLA
613-542-2674, ext. 1204, Cell: 613-876-3088 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayla Kent, Employee Campaign Coordinator, Novelis Inc.
613 541 7116, email@example.com