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ExxonMobil Gives $50,000 to Homeless Organization

DALLAS -- Exxon Mobil Corp.'s Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson presented the nonprofit organization, Vogel Alcove, with a $50,000 grant in support of its work with homeless infants, toddlers and preschool children.

The grant was the part of Tillerson’s annual Chairman’s Gift, which he established in 2006 to provide a local nonprofit organization with a donation during the holiday season. Since the inception, ExxonMobil selected St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Lena Pope Home and Vogel Alcove as recipients, the company stated.

During the presentation, preschool children at the facility sang short selection of songs for Tillerson and ExxonMobil attendees. Tillerson, ExxonMobil employees and members of the Vogel Alcove board also toured the grounds at Vogel Alcove.

"Vogel Alcove plays a vital role in serving our community, and we are pleased to present them with the Chairman’s Gift this year," Tillerson said in a statement. "ExxonMobil is committed to supporting organizations that work to encourage youth as they grow, and we are excited to join Vogel Alcove in its mission of offering a haven for homeless children to receive unique opportunities in education and development."

Since 1985, Vogel Alcove has provided childcare services to those in need, and currently provides high quality, free childcare, developmental services and comprehensive social services to homeless children and families.

"We are proud to partner with a corporation that is so invested in the community, and thanks to ExxonMobil, we are starting 2009 on the right note," Barbara Landix, executive director of Vogel Alcove, said in a statement. "Our goal is to provide children with an opportunity for a better, healthier life free from homelessness, and ExxonMobil’s generous gift enables us to continue achieving that goal with a growing number of children and families."

In addition to the grant, ExxonMobil provided the nonprofit with a variety of grants totaling more than $450,000 in the past.
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