Transwestern Pipeline donates paper to school

October 16, 2010 • Local News

Mignon Simitz, a kindergarten teacher at Valley View Elementary School had an idea to help her school save money in order to weather the monsoon created by the economy and the district’s budget crisis.

“Everyone has had to cut down on their use of paper because of budget,” said Patty Harris, Valley View Elementary school principal.

Simitz contacted Jaqueline Hewett, a local friend and measurement data analyst at Transwestern Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer, during the school year, and asked Hewett if her employer could save one blank side of used copy paper and donate it to the school.

According to Hewett, company confidentiality practices prevented Transwestern from doing that, because the used side of the paper would have some sensitive information on it. Instead, Login to read more

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