Toray Plastics (America) Makes Holiday Donations to Toys for Tots and Naval Station Newport’s Caring and Sharing Program



North Kingstown, Rhode Island (December 19, 2019)—Employees of Toray Plastics (America), Inc., gathered on December 6 for the company’s 17th Annual Toys for Tots and Navy Caring and Sharing Breakfast and collected 320 toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and $2,000 for the Naval Station Newport’s Caring and Sharing program. Ninety Toray employees attended the fundraiser and celebrated the spirit of the season by giving to those less fortunate than themselves. The toys will be given to local families, and the monies will help the Naval Command to provide holiday food baskets to sailors and their families, who might otherwise not be able to have a special holiday dinner.

“We always look forward to this worthwhile, fun annual event,” says Lisa Ahart, Vice President of U.S. Corporate Human Resources and Environment Health and Safety. “The Toray team and company vendors, customers, and community partners always give generously so that others in Rhode Island may enjoy some holiday cheer. We at Toray believe that it’s a privilege to be of service and are grateful to all for demonstrating the true spirit of the holiday.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative, launched in 2004, includes the operating of one of Rhode Island’s larger solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.

Toray Plastics (America) is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films and has annual sales exceeding US$21 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s products, contact Mary Osso at or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at

Caption: Toray Plastics (America)’s Chris Cianci (left) and Ted Holmes pitched in during the company’s 17th Annual Toys for Tots and Navy Caring and Sharing Breakfast to pack the 320 toys collected for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. In addition, $2,000 was donated to the Naval Station Newport’s Caring and Sharing program.

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