ExxonMobil Gives Holiday Gift to Interfaith Housing Coalition
Seventh-annual chairman's holiday gift of $50,000 goes to Dallas agency serving families in crisis
Gift will support mission to provide transitional housing assistance for working-poor families
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYS: XOM) , today presented Interfaith Housing Coalition (Interfaith) with a $50,000 grant to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission of providing transitional housing assistance and ancillary services to local, working-poor families.
Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation, presents the 2012 chairman's gift to Interfaith Housing Coalition to honor the organization's work. Standing left to right are: Tiffany McGuffin, former Interfaith client; Mr. Tillerson; Kimberly Williams, executive director of Interfaith; and Brian Hegi and Kathryn Stricker, Interfaith board officers. (Photo: Business Wire)
"It is an honor to support the Interfaith Housing Coalition and the life-changing work you do in the community," Tillerson said today at a ceremony, marking the seventh time he has presented the annual chairman's gift during the holiday season. "May this gift assist in your continuing mission to impact the lives of those in need, especially during this holiday season."
Interfaith is the only nonprofit agency in Dallas that exclusively provides transitional housing for working-poor families, of which 80 percent are made up of single mothers and their children. For more than 25 years, Interfaith has helped stabilize homeless families by providing fully furnished apartments; counseling and play therapy; job-search, financial-literacy and life-skills training; and after-school and childcare programs at no cost to its clients.
Each year, Interfaith serves approximately 100 homeless families in an effort to realize its mission of transitioning families from working poor to working class to middle class in three years.
"It is a blessing to receive this sizable donation from ExxonMobil, especially at this time of the year," said Kimberly Williams, chief executive officer of Interfaith. "With the uncertain economic conditions, our services are even more compelling, and there is no greater gift than to have a roof over your head."
Tillerson established the annual holiday gift of $50,000 in 2006 to provide assistance to a North Texas nonprofit agency during the holiday season. Past recipients are St. Philip's School and Community Center, Lena Pope Home, Vogel Alcove, Irving Cares, the Children's Advocacy Center for Denton and Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County.
About Exxon Mobil Corporation
ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world. ExxonMobil also engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2011, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYS: XOM) , its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $278 million in contributions worldwide, of which $120 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
About Interfaith Housing Coalition
For more than 25 years, Interfaith Housing Coalition has helped transition families from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Looking ahead to the future, Interfaith has launched the "Hand Up Movement" to help raise awareness and educate the public on the plight of homeless families in our area. The goal is to help 1,000 people transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by 2015, which is the year of Interfaith's 30th anniversary. Serving approximately 100 families each year, this achievement will save taxpayers an estimated $6 million by the end of 2015. For more information on Interfaith, its programs, volunteer opportunities or the Hand Up Movement, please visit www.ihcdallas.org.
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