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GP PRO and Consumer Products Reimagine Opportunities in the Community

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GP partners with chainsaw artist to donate captivating work of art to local school.

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The Georgia-Pacific Buddy program is an employee-volunteer tutoring initiative that began over 20 years ago. The program was established to enhance the academic skills of students at M. Agnes Jones (MAJ) Elementary in the Atlanta Public Schools. Like many other in-person initiatives, the GP Buddy program was suspended due to COVID-19​.

Students at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta, Ga.

Students at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta, Ga.

The new superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Dr. Lisa Herring is excited about continuing GP’s longstanding partnership with APS and MAJ. She and her team are “reimagining” opportunities for GP and other corporate partners to make meaningful contributions to APS in these “new normal” times. GP Community Affairs continues to with APS and MAJ to reimagine what our employee engagement could look like in the future.

GP PRO and Consumer Products created a perfect 2021 partnership opportunity. For their 2021 National Sales Conference, a chainsaw artist was commissioned to showcase her expertise as entertainment for the group. The end goal was to donate this exceptional work of art to MAJ. 

Wooden sculpture, “Girl reading on a bench” at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta, Ga.

Wooden sculpture, “Girl reading on a bench” at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta, Ga.

The piece, ‘Girl Reading on Bench’, was delivered this past week and placed in the school’s outdoor gardens near the amphitheater, donated by GP several years ago. 

Check out the significance of the GP-MAJ partnership and the incredible piece of art in the video below.​

M. Agnes Jones Chainsaw Bench Dedication | Georgia-Pacific

Take a look below at the fascinating process that went into creating this chainsaw art.

How It Was Made: MAJ Bench, Carved by Chainsaw Artist Griffon Ramsey | Georgia-Pacific