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Wednesday 11 Nov. 2015  

ExxonMobil employees lend 200 pairs of hands to help the community

  • ExxonMobil Australia employees will volunteer to help 16 community organisations on Tuesday 17 November 2015.
  • The volunteers will be busy cleaning, gardening, painting, helping the elderly and restoring habitats for an endangered species of cockatoo and bandicoot.
  • The Day of Caring initiative is one of the largest corporate volunteering initiatives in Australia.

ExxonMobil Australia employees will lend 200 pairs of hands to help the community on Tuesday 17 November, 2015, as part of the company’s annual Day of Caring volunteering initiative.

The volunteers will be busy cleaning, gardening, painting, doing activities with the elderly, sorting Op Shop items and helping conserve habitats for an endangered species of cockatoo and bandicoot.

ExxonMobil Australia Community Relations Manager, Lisa Trood, said, “The Day of Caring is one of many worthwhile programs we support each year to help the local community.”

The program, which is in its thirteenth year, involves around 200 ExxonMobil Australia employees assisting 16 community organisations in areas where the company has its main facilities, including Gippsland, Melbourne, Altona, Yarraville, Western Port and Perth.

Community organisations involved in the program include Cancer Council Victoria, SIDS and Kids, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, National Trust and Williamstown Community & Education Centre.

United Way Australia, a non-profit organisation that promotes business and employee involvement in the community, played a key role in supporting the ExxonMobil Day of Caring.

United Way Australia’s Corporate Volunteer Manager, Ross Liddle said, “The ExxonMobil Day of Caring is United Way Australia’s largest single corporate volunteering day.

“The ExxonMobil employees get through a huge amount of work in a day, which is a real boost for the community groups involved in this fantastic initiative.”

A delighted Mark Brophy, Manager of Williamstown Community and Education Centre, said, “We are thrilled to have the volunteers here and our whole community thanks and sincerely appreciates that they are giving up their work day to help our Centre.”

 

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Lisa Trood
03 9270 3440

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