Thoro Teaches Students About Recycling, Trees, and Renewable Resources

4th & 5th Graders at Carden Arbor View School celebrate TICCITUpland, CA—On April 26, 2018, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and teachers at Carden Arbor View School in Upland adopted a tree to plant in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 29), as part of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s TICCIT® Program (“Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees”). TICCIT is an educational program that highlights the biodegradability and recyclability of paper-based packaging.

Staff from Thoro Packaging, a Corona-based packaging company, instructed students on the benefits of recycling, how paper is made, and the myriad reasons why trees are so important to the environment. They also introduced the students to the world of folding cartons (a.k.a. box making) and donated a young pine tree to be planted on school grounds and cared for by the students. Already avid recyclers, the students are very enthusiastic about making our planet a better place. Some students shared stories of how they spent Earth Day picking […]


TICCIT 2016 – Thoro Packaging is happy to announce another successful TICCIT program for our kindergarten through sixth gradersPlanting Legacy Tree at five different elementary schools. The students participated in this Arbor Day event in which they learned how trees are grown and harvested for the making of paperboard and then turned into packaging materials that are recyclable and renewable. As part of the TICCIT program, Thoro donated 100 tree saplings so each school could participate in planting trees for future generations. In addition, The Prentice School received a special legacy tree for their campus.

This year’s sapling was a tulip poplar, a tall sturdy tree that provides lots of shade. We hope the students of Alcott Elementary School, Garretson Elementary, Cielo Vista Elementary School, St. Junipero Serra Catholic School and The Prentice School enjoy watching their trees grow for many years to come!

TICCIT is held during National Paperboard Packaging Week, which this year took place from April 18-22. For more information about TICCIT, visit

By |2019-08-27T13:27:04-07:00April 26, 2016|Events, Philanthropy|0 Comments

Thoro Placed First

Congratulations to the Thoro team! The results are in, and Thoro Packaging has placed first in the Heavyweight class for the Ultimate Fitness Challenge.

The Ultimate Fitness Challenge (UFC) sponsored by Sonic Boom, was based on how much activity time participants racked up over the entire month of October.  Whether it was walking, running, dancing, or bike riding… the goal was to just keep moving!  There were over 3,000 participants and 61 teams county-wide.

The winners of the UFC will have proven themselves to be the most active, eager and dedicated Boomers of the bunch!  But if health improvement and bragging rights aren’t enough, Sonic Boom is donating $1,000 to the charity of choice for each winner! The Thoro team chose the American Cancer Society.

Sonic Boom provides a wide variety of worksite wellness challenges, wellness activities, social challenges, and epic contests. Members earn points for participating in healthy lifestyle camaraderie, losing needed weight, maintaining an ideal weight, and even for gaining needed weight.

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and […]

By |2015-11-24T17:17:31-08:00November 24, 2015|Awards & Certifications, Philanthropy|0 Comments

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 |2019-08-27T13:33:13-07:00March 26, 2015|Philanthropy, 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 […]

Championing University Packaging Design Students

ppc_photoThoro Packaging championed four University packaging design students, allowing them the opportunity to attend the Paperboard Packaging Council Fall Meeting in Las Vegas, (October 17-19, 2012). The students that attended were from San Jose State and The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire. The conference provided the students with an introduction to the folding carton industry. The three day event offered a vast opportunity to see presentations from industry experts and top companies. This is the first time that students have been incorporated into a PPC conference.

On the last day of the PPC conference, Jan Steiner spoke about the success of the student attendance. She was very appreciative that the PPC reduced the registration fee to Thoro, for the students. Jan hopes that this will open the door to more opportunities for student involvement and attendance at future meetings by inspiring other companies to support local students.

By |2019-08-27T13:36:54-07:00November 1, 2012|Philanthropy|0 Comments

2012 TICCIT Has Come To End

ticcit_janThoro Packaging is happy to announce another successful TICCIT program for our third and fifth graders in the community. This week the students participated in an Arbor Day event in which they learned how trees are grown and harvested for the making of paperboard and then turned into packaging materials that are recyclable and renewable. As part of the TICCIT program, Thoro donated 100 trees so that each student was provided with a sapling to plant in an open-top box or milk carton.

This year’s sapling is a ponderosa pine, which provides lots of shade and has long, soft needles. May the students of Collett and Eastvale Elementary Schools enjoy watching their trees grow for many years to come!

TICCIT is held during National Paperboard Packaging Week, which this year took place from April 16-20. For more information about TICCIT, visit

By |2019-08-27T13:37:21-07:00May 7, 2012|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees

ticcit_photoTICCIT (pronounced ticket) was adopted by the Paperboard Packaging Council in honor of Earth Day, Arbor Day, and is part of National Paperboard Packaging Week. This special week was created by Thoro Packaging’s own Dianne Vanover.

In 2011, eighteen companies throughout the United States have gone into schools to share the renewability and sustainability of paperboard packaging and communicate the enormous impact and value that trees have on our environment.

Thoro Packaging is the only Southern California company to offer this program to the youth of our communities. We will provide native saplings to the school, and the classroom can be proud of the enhancements that the donated trees have brought to their campus.

If you have a student in the third, forth or fifth grade and would like more information on how your school can participate, please contact Dianne Vanover at or at 951-280-5056.

Congratulations to the participating paper and packaging companies, and schools who planted over 8,400 trees last year!

By |2019-08-27T13:37:30-07:00March 22, 2012|Philanthropy, Sustainability|0 Comments

Showing Students the World of Manufacturing

One thing we never grow tired of at Thoro is plant tours for students. Today we did a tour for 30 8th graders from our local Corona-Norco Unified School District. It’s great to see their faces light up when they see all of the large equipment and learn what all is involved with manufacturing the cartons their favorite products are packaged in.

By |2012-01-27T17:28:38-08:00January 27, 2012|Philanthropy|0 Comments
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