Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, today presented ACH Child and Family Services with the company’s annual holiday gift of US$50 000, advancing the nonprofit agency’s mission of protecting children and preserving families. The donation kicks off the agency’s centennial celebration.
Founded in 1915, ACH provides child-centred and family-focused services to address the needs of children and families in crisis. As the agency prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it sets an example for replicable programs in child welfare by offering the broad range of services that dramatically strengthen families and programs for abused and neglected children.
“ACH’s dedicated staff provides hope to thousands of children and families in our community each year,” Tillerson said. “ExxonMobil is proud to play a role in furthering its mission and celebrating its devotion to serving North Texans for 100 years.”
In 2013, ACH provided vital assistance to more than 30 000 people in the North Texas community. The agency offers a range of critical services, including crisis intervention and family counselling; youth counselling and life-skills classes; parenting classes; emergency shelter and transitional living for the homeless and runaway youth; and street outreach, education and support for homeless and trafficked youth.
“This generous gift from ExxonMobil will serve to further our mission to give stability and hope to children and their families, especially at this time of the holidays,” said Dr. Wayne Carson, CEO, ACH Child and Family Services. “We are deeply appreciative of this donation as we look forward to another century of making a difference.”
ExxonMobil established the holiday gift in 2006 to support North Texas nonprofit agencies during the holiday season. Past recipients include Children’s Advocacy Centre of Denton County, Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE), Interfaith Housing Coalition, Irving Cares, Lena Pope Home, Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County, St. Philip’s School and Community Centre, and Vogel Alcove.
Adapted from press release by Joe Green
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