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DALLAS -- ExxonMobil, its employees and retirees raised more than $1.4 million for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas in 2007, an increase from the $1.3 million contributed by the company in 2006, the company stated.
In addition, ExxonMobil employees and retirees donated a day to volunteering through the United Way Day of Caring. On Sept. 13, more than 150 ExxonMobil affiliates assisted 11 local nonprofit agencies that are funded by the United Way, the company stated.
Projects included landscaping and minor construction, painting, book reading to children and other needs of the nonprofit agencies, according to the company.
"Day of Caring is an excellent opportunity for our employees to work side-by-side with individuals in the nonprofit sector and experience the rewarding feeling of giving back to the community," Steve Simon, director and senior vice president for ExxonMobil Corp., said in a statement. "Each year, our employees look forward to giving their time and talent during Day of Caring, and it gives them a chance to see first-hand how important their financial contributions are to these agencies and to the community."
United Way agencies that were helped by the ExxonMobil volunteers included:
-- Camp Summit
-- Child Care Group
-- Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
-- Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
-- Nexus Recovery Center
-- Reading and Radio Resource
-- Salvation Army
-- Senior Source
-- St. Philip's School and Community Center
-- United Cerebral Palsy
These agencies also are eligible to receive grants through the ExxonMobil Volunteer Involvement Program, which encourages employees, retirees and other eligible participants to contribute time and talent to nonprofit organizations and provides contributions on the participants' behalf, the company stated.
Additional funds were generated through a golf tournament and silent auction hosted by the company.
"ExxonMobil employees and retirees consistently show their generosity and enthusiasm for the Day of Caring," Gary G. Godsey, president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, said in a statement. "We are very appreciative of their commitment to the United Way and to those in the community who will benefit from their contributions."