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Friday 13 June 2014  

Community groups receive VIP funds

  • $99,000 in Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) grants donated by ExxonMobil Australia to support community organisations in recognition of its employees’ community volunteering efforts
  • More than $1.5 million awarded since the program began in 2002
  • Recipients include schools, kindergartens, fire brigades, scouts, youth, welfare, surf lifesaving, environmental and cultural organisations

MELBOURNE: Close to 100 community groups will receive a funding boost thanks to the volunteering efforts of employees from ExxonMobil Companies in Australia.

This year’s Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) allocated $99,000 to community organisations as a result of the hands-on volunteering assistance provided by employees across ExxonMobil Australia operations.

The program encourages employees who give more than 20 hours of volunteer work each year to nominate their community service organisation to receive a $1,000 donation from the company.

Community organisations benefiting from the VIP grants include schools, kindergartens, country fire brigades, SES, scouts, girl guides, surf lifesaving clubs and cultural groups.

The VIP funds are used by groups to buy equipment and enhance programs.

ExxonMobil Community Relations Manager Lisa Trood congratulated the employees involved in the program for their outstanding commitment of time and effort to help community organisations.

“Volunteers provide invaluable support to local communities and the company is proud to provide assistance to community organisations involving our employees,” she said.

More than $1.5 million dollars has been donated to community organisations since the VIP grants commenced in 2002 and in the past year employees volunteered more than 6,500 hours of their time to support community groups.

 

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