Wednesday, 17 November 2021 15:56

Axalta and Partners Donate Crayons to Hospitalized Children in NC


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Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, and LP Building Solutions, a leader in high-performance building solutions, recently partnered with The Crayon Initiative and the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation to donate crayons to children hospitalized at Atrium Health Cabarrus.

During the event, volunteers were joined by former NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.


Volunteers from both LP Building Solutions and Axalta worked in teams to sort used crayons that would have otherwise been discarded. Once sorted, the crayons were melted down and poured into large crayon-shaped molds. The volunteers packaged the new crayons, then donated them to more than 300 children receiving care at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Charlotte, NC.


"For more than a decade, Axalta and LP Building Solutions have partnered together to support not only the needs of our shared customers but also the needs of our local communities," said Wade Arnold, vice president of North America wood coatings at Axalta. "Through our partnership and shared values, and the support of The Crayon Initiative and the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, we were able to brighten the day of some children that are facing health challenges."


"LP is proud to give back by supporting families within the communities our employees live and work in with meaningful causes like The Crayon Initiative, as well as prioritizing sustainable practices within and outside of the building manufacturing industry," said Mike Blosser, senior vice president of manufacturing services for LP Building Solutions. "This initiative gave our employees the chance to...

...do both, and we are grateful to Jeff Gordon and Bryan Ware for this uniquely rewarding opportunity."


"The Crayon Initiative is a great example of an effort to give back some of the childhood joy that can be lost when a child gets sick," said Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and founder of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation. "I'm especially excited to be a part of today's collaboration with Axalta and LP Building Solutions to help make a difficult hospital stay brighter for a child."


Since its founding, The Crayon Initiative has collected more than 44.2 million crayons, produced 615,000-plus packs of eight-to-the-box crayons and donated to 265-plus hospitals in all 50 states, touching the lives of pediatric patients nationwide. Additionally, more than 315,000 pounds of crayons have been diverted from landfills through the efforts of The Crayon Initiative.


Source: Axalta


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