Western Michigan University donates paper pulp to Paperworks Goodwill Program, which employs people with disabilities to make greeting cards

KALAMAZOO, Michigan , November 12, 2012 (press release) – Western Michigan University's Pulp and Paper Program has donated pulp to the Paperworks Goodwill Program, keeping the program employing people with disabilities in business for the next year.

The Paperworks Goodwill Program employs people with physical and mental disabilities to make greeting cards used by corporations and organizations, including TAPPI, an international association of pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry professionals.

"Paperworks is simply a wonderful program that supports people with physical and mental disabilities by providing them an opportunity for employment and training," says David Bell, TAPPI's vice president of corporate relations. "We commend Western Michigan University's Pulp and Paper Program for donating the pulp used to manufacture the cards."

Paperworks Studio, a program of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, located in Traverse City, is a community-based organization offering employment and training for people with special needs. It makes high quality handmade, recycled greeting cards one at a time with a talented and inspirational team of artists with disabilities.

The cards are made with recycled material, including blue jeans, wool, coffee and cotton. Products include holiday, birthday and thank-you cards.

For more information or to place an order, visit paperworksstudio.com.

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