Senior Citizens, Inc. Receives $5,000 Grant from Savannah Mill’s International Paper Foundation for Second Consecutive Year

Staff Report

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from International Paper’s Savannah Mill and the International Paper Foundation for the second consecutive year. Funds will be used to help seniors remain independent and stay in their own homes, providing an alternative to hospital stays or living in nursing homes. 

“We are so proud to have been selected two years in a row for International Paper’s generous grant,” said Patti Lyons, president, SCI. “For the cost of one night in a hospital or six days in a nursing home, SCI can provide nutritious meals for a whole year. This grant will allow us to provide more than 700 hot meals, friendly visits, and wellness checks to seniors in this community.”

The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach its vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to its signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives that improve the planet. For more information, visit

“We are pleased to continue providing support for Senior Citizens, Inc., and the Meals on Wheels program as they deliver nutritious meals, along with a friendly face and a wellness check for seniors in our community,” said Jay Wilson, International Paper’s Savannah Mill Manager.