Hands-on volunteer project helps with renovations at Kingston Youth Shelter
KINGSTON, ONT. (October 14, 2019) – 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 install new flooring throughout the Kingston Youth Shelter on Brock Street. They will also replace bathroom and lighting fixtures.
“We are thrilled to have Novelis support United Way KFL&A once again through the Novelis Neighbor program,” says Bhavana Varma, President and CEO of United Way of KFL&A. “These much-needed renovations will provide youth with a safe and friendly environment. We are so grateful for the ongoing support of local Novelis employees and the amazing work they do each year through this initiative.”
The three floor Youth Shelter has separate floors for boys and girls. Novelis employees will be installing laminate over an old wood floor, with a layer of plywood where the floor needs special attention. They will also be replacing taps and fixtures to make the bathrooms more functional.
“Novelis takes great pride in being a good neighbor and giving back to the communities in which we work and raise our families. We are excited about the opportunity to bring our team together to make a difference in our community,” says Kayla Kent, Novelis employee and champion of this year’s Novelis Neighbor project. “Knowing the work we do will make a difference in the lives of youth in the months and years to come is a wonderful feeling. We appreciate the partnership with the United Way that enables us to link with community agencies”
The project starts on Tuesday, October 15th 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
Bhavana Varma, President & CEO , United Way KFLA
613-542-2674, ext. 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayla Kent, Employee Campaign Coordinator, Novelis Inc.
613 541 7116, email@example.com