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Tuesday 11 Nov. 2014  

ExxonMobil employees lend a hand to help the community

  • ExxonMobil Australia employees will volunteer to help 18 community organisations on Thursday 20 November 2014.
  • The volunteers will be busy doing cleaning, gardening, painting, activities with the elderly, maintenance jobs and helping conservation programs.
  • The Day of Caring initiative is one of the largest corporate volunteering initiatives in Australia.

ExxonMobil Australia employees will lend a hand to help the community on Thursday 20 November, 2014, as part of the company’s annual Day of Caring volunteering initiative.

The volunteers will be busy doing cleaning, gardening, painting, maintenance jobs, activities with the elderly, sorting clothes for the homeless, packing books for indigenous schools and helping conservation programs.

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 twelfth year, involves around 230 ExxonMobil Australia employees assisting 18 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 Doutta Galla Aged Services (Yarraville), Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre (Altona), Cancer Council Victoria, SIDS and Kids, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, Aboriginal Literacy Foundation, Statewide Autistic Services and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

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 Melbourne General Manager, Penny van der Sluys said, “The ExxonMobil Day of Caring is United Way Australia’s largest single corporate volunteering day.

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

A delighted Jill Billston, Centre Manager, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, at Altona , said, “We are thrilled to have the volunteers and we really appreciate that they are giving up their work day to help our Centre.”

Contact:

Media enquiries:

Lisa Trood
03 9270 3440

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