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Ambassador of Purple

Today is Purple Day and each year on March 26th Thoro Packaging is an “Ambassador of Purple.” Purple Day is a celebration aimed at raising worldwide awareness of epilepsy. Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old founded Purple Day in 2008. Cassidy’s efforts were supported by the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS).

Why purple? Lavender is the international color for epilepsy and is also a color that symbolizes solitude. This led to purple being the color of choice for this celebration.

Facts About Epilepsy…

  •  Over 65 Million people have epilepsy world wide.
  • It is estimated that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy.
  • In 50% of cases the cause is unknown

Anybody interested in supporting Purple Day can become an ‘Ambassador of Purple’. Purple Day LogoThis role involves wearing purple and spreading awareness of epilepsy in your community and to friends and family. Dress in purple and hold a purple-themed fund-raising event in aid of either EANS, The Anita Kaufman Foundation  or any other charity supporting epilepsy awareness. Most importantly, take the time to increase your own awareness […]

By | 2017-01-12T20:58:21+00:00 March 26, 2015|Philanthropy, Volunteering|0 Comments

Thoro Celebrates National Paperboard Packaging Week

A BIG THANK YOU to all of the schools and the YMCA for participating in the TICCIT program this year.

Thoro Packaging presented the TICCIT program (Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees) to approximately 300 school age children and donated 100 tree saplings. Students from kindergarten to eighth grade were presented with a curriculum about the natural renewability of paperboard packaging and its recyclability.

Thoro was thrilled to once again have the opportunity to teach school kids about paperboard, trees, and recycling. The TICCIT program is a great way to demonstrate how fun and easy it is to take care of the Earth. It’s also a great opportunity to engage the future leaders of America in a fun and earth-friendly activity.

This year’s donated saplings are a Ponderosa Pine, which is native to the Western United States and provides lots of shade.

TICCIT is held during National Paperboard Packaging Week. This year it took place from April 21– 25. For more information about TICCIT, visit www.ppcnet.org/ticcit.

By | 2014-04-28T16:52:32+00:00 April 28, 2014|Sustainability, Volunteering|0 Comments

TICCIT 2014 is Coming!

TICCIT 2014 is ComingThoro Packaging is Helping Local Schools Celebrate Earth Day
Seeking local schools to benefit from the TICCIT Program

Corona, CA, March 6, 2014/Thoro Packaging/  Every year, Thoro Packaging visits local elementary schools in the Inland Empire, in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, as part of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s TICCIT Program (“Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees”), to educate students on paper, trees, and recycling. Thoro is currently seeking schools to participate in the 2014 program being held the week of April 21-25. All costs are covered by Thoro, as their way to give back to our community, planet, and future generations.

The President  of Thoro and her staff, visit 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms, to present the TICCIT Program which promotes tree planting as a way to highlight the need for recycling paperboard products. The students will learn about the life cycle of a tree, the natural renewability and sustainability of paper, as well as the benefits of recycling. Each school receives […]

By | 2017-01-12T20:58:32+00:00 March 7, 2014|Events, Philanthropy, Sustainability, Volunteering|0 Comments