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IRVING, Texas -- Exxon Mobil Corp., together with 650 Dallas-area employees and retirees, pledged more than $1.5 million in contributions to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a part of the 2008 campaign, the company reported.
For several years, ExxonMobil was the largest per capita donor to the Dallas campaign, donating more than $8.7 million since 2002. In addition to providing financial support, more than 200 ExxonMobil employees gave a gift of their time by volunteering at 12 North Texas nonprofit agencies during the United Way’s Day of Caring, according to the company.
"Giving back to our community is a high priority for ExxonMobil and our employees," Donald Humphreys, senior vice president and treasurer of ExxonMobil, said in a released statement. "Supporting the United Way not only allows us to work alongside our colleagues to make a difference in our city, it also gives us an opportunity to interact with the organizations that benefit from our contributions. It is exciting to watch employees become actively involved in the Day of Caring projects, and then to see them return to the same agencies year after year."
ExxonMobil employees made up one of the largest single corporate volunteer groups in the Day of Caring, and this year’s event, held in September, marked ExxonMobil’s highest employee participation to date, the company reported.
Activities included serving lunch and dinner to the homeless at The Salvation Army; spending time with elderly clients at Senior Source; and reading books and newscasts for the visually impaired at Reading and Radio Resource.
ExxonMobil employees also volunteered at Camp Summit, Child Care Group, Citizens Development Center, Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, GRACE, Nexus Recovery Center, PediPlace, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, and Special Care and Career Services.
The 2008 campaign results were a slight increase over 2007, when ExxonMobil raised more than $1.4 million for the United Way in Metropolitan Dallas and Tarrant counties.