ExxonMobil Gift Helps Jonathan’s Place Serve North Texas Children

  • $50,000 donation kicks off Garland non-profit agency’s 25th
  • Jonathan’s Place provides vital services for abused and neglected
  • ExxonMobil’s annual holiday gift supports North Texas community

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon
Mobil Corporation
(NYSE:XOM), today presented Jonathan’s
with the company’s annual holiday gift of $50,000, advancing
the nonprofit agency’s mission of providing housing and specialized
services to abused, abandoned and neglected children from newborns
through adolescence. ExxonMobil’s donation kicks off the agency’s 25th
anniversary year, during which it will celebrate its long-standing
commitment to North Texas children.

“Jonathan’s Place provides critical life-saving support services to
those who are most vulnerable during times of crisis,” Tillerson said.
“ExxonMobil is proud to support its mission and celebrate its dedication
to North Texas children for more than a quarter of a century.”

Established in 1991 as the first licensed foster group home for
drug-addicted infants and small children in Texas, Jonathan’s Place
remains the only licensed emergency shelter in Dallas County serving
children in crisis under the age of 5. In addition to serving clients
through its emergency shelter, the organization advocates for foster
care and adoption, and has an extensive program to support families who
open their homes and hearts to children in need. Five years ago, its
services expanded to offer a program providing a therapeutic approach to
overcoming the traumatic effects of physical and mental abuse,
specifically for girls in the child welfare system.

In 2014, Jonathan’s Place provided loving homes, supplies and outreach
to over 11,000 children across 19 Texas counties. The agency offers a
range of client-tailored services, ensuring that children in its care
receive medical and dental care, developmental and psychological
assessments, weekly individual and group therapy, educational support
and more.

“We are extremely grateful to Mr. Tillerson and ExxonMobil for
supporting our devotion to providing a safe haven for abused and
neglected children,” said Allicia Frye, CEO, Jonathan’s Place. “This
gift is truly a blessing as the holidays and our 25th
anniversary approach.”

ExxonMobil established the holiday gift in 2006 to support North Texas
nonprofit agencies during the holiday season. Past recipients include
ACH Child and Family Services, Children’s Advocacy Center 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 Center, and
Vogel Alcove.

About Exxon Mobil Corporation

Exxon Mobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international oil
and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s
growing energy needs. ExxonMobil engages in a range of philanthropic
activities that advance education, with a focus on math and science in
the U.S., promote women as catalysts for development, and combat
malaria. In 2014, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil
Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation
provided $278 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information
on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is
available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

About Jonathan’s Place

Established in 1991, Jonathan’s Place is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to providing a safe, loving home and specialized services to
children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Jonathan’s Place
serves North Texas children through its Emergency Shelter, Foster &
Adoptive Family Program, Girls Treatment Program, and Safe Place
Program. In 2014, Jonathan’s Place provided loving homes, supplies and
outreach to 11,112 children across 19 Texas counties. More information
regarding Jonathan’s Place is available at www.jpkids.org.


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