Submitted by: ExxonMobil
Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions
Posted: Aug 14, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST
Aug. 14 /CSRwire/ - Exxon Mobil Corporation is helping to prepare more than 15,500 students for the start of the new school year through its support of Teach the Children. The Teach the Children program works with schools in urban communities across the country to provide school supplies to needy youth.
The 2000 Teach the Children initiative will be introduced at multiple elementary schools in New York, Detroit, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, and San Diego. ExxonMobil employees will join local school council and parent teacher association members in the distribution of materials at each school. Students will receive book bags containing essential school supplies including pencils, pocket folders, and spiral notebooks needed for in-class and at-home study.
Nick Monreal, Jr. established the Teach the Children program in 1976 in San Antonio, Texas. Following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Monreal teamed up with the Kiwanis Club of the Little Havana area in Miami to help children whose schools and school supplies were destroyed by the catastrophic hurricane.
Mobil has been involved in the Teach the Children program since 1995, supplying more than 100,000 students with new book bags and school supplies to begin the school year. Following their recent merger, ExxonMobil renewed their commitment to TTC and expanded the program into cities where Exxon stations operate.
Exxon Mobil Corporation is a leading global petroleum and petrochemicals company whose subsidiaries have operations in about 200 countries. Additional information about ExxonMobil can be found at www.exxon.mobil.com.
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