ExxonMobil gift to CitySquare contributes toward Fight against Poverty in the Dallas region

IRVING, Texas — Darren Woods, ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive officer, today presented the company’s annual holiday gift of $50,000 to CitySquare to help advance the organization’s efforts to fight poverty in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The contribution marks the 14th annual ExxonMobil Chairman’s Holiday Gift, which benefits and highlights a deserving nonprofit organization in the North Texas region.

News Dec. 13, 2019

ExxonMobil gift to CitySquare contributes toward Fight against Poverty in the Dallas region
  • CitySquare’s programs help lift low-income individuals and families out of poverty
  • ExxonMobil’s $50,000 contribution will support services that address hunger, health and housing
  • Annual holiday gift program highlights and benefits a local nonprofit organization in North Texas

“ExxonMobil is committed to investing in the communities around the world where we live and work,” Woods said. “We chose to support CitySquare this year because of its dedication to combatting the causes and effects of poverty through programs that address focus areas such as hunger, housing, health and hope.”

Since its creation in 1988, CitySquare has grown into a broad community development organization that today provides 22 social service programs, including health care and housing assistance, workforce readiness, legal aid, a food pantry, crisis intervention and financial coaching. Its social service programs reach more than 50,000 individuals annually.

"On behalf of all of us at CitySquare and our neighbors who will benefit from this generosity, I want to thank Chairman Woods and ExxonMobil,” said Larry James, chief executive officer of CitySquare. “ExxonMobil’s support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling to lift themselves out of poverty every day."

ExxonMobil established the Chairman’s Holiday Gift in 2006 to help fund the work of nonprofit organizations in North Texas, home to the company’s corporate headquarters. Recent recipients have included Family Compass, Promise House, The Gatehouse and Jonathan’s Place.

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About CitySquare

CitySquare is the largest public housing provider in North Texas, providing more than 700 housing units in Dallas. It operates a food pantry and child nutrition program, offering free meals to children after school and during summer, and its clinic provides medical services for uninsured children and adults. CitySquare also offers pre-employment training programs and legal services to help build financial stability to help individuals break the cycle of poverty.

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