News + Events

St. Croix Tissue donates pallet of toilet tissue to TROSA in North Carolina

Last week St Croix Tissue responded to a call from TROSA for a donation of toilet tissue for their residential substance abuse treatment program.  Logistics personnel from St Croix worked to get a pallet of product from the manufacturing facility in Baileyville, Maine to TROSA in North Carolina to fulfill the need. 

Founded in 1994 by the vision of Kevin McDonald, TROSA has become one of the most innovative, multi-year residential substance abuse treatment programs in North Carolina. Today, TROSA helps more than 450 residents end their substance abuse and build new lives. The program provides residential housing facilities, clothing, medical services, and counseling for substance abusers at no cost. They also place residents in community assignments within various departments and social enterprises. Community assignments give residents an opportunity to gain skills and certifications in areas such as; construction, turf management, warehouse receiving, culinary, customer service, automotive, and office administration. In addition to offering programs on co-occurring mental illness, TROSA also specializes in therapies for women and individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder as well as continuing care services for graduates including relapse prevention groups; transportation to/from work or school; and safe, sober housing. 

TROSA relies on product donations to continue to provide no-cost care to its residents because the cost of substance abuse treatment is one of the biggest barriers people face when seeking help. 

TROSA, like many other non-profits, have faced many unforeseen challenges due to the COVID pandemic. With the generosity of companies like St. Croix Tissue, these types of obstacles have been easier to navigate,” says Michael McLawhorn, TROSA Senior In-kind Department Manager.  “Once we expressed our need for tissue, St. Croix diligently worked towards ensuring that this donation was able to happen. Working with St. Croix has been a great experience for TROSA,” says McLawhorn.

St. Croix Tissue in Baileyville, Maine produces a full range of products for the growing national and international tissue markets, including paper napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue, and facial tissue.