ExxonMobil Australia employees took part in the annual Day of Caring volunteering initiative on Thursday 20th November.
Eight volunteers from the company joined us at the ALF office for the day, helping to sticker our Healthy Living Series books and prepare them for distribution to Indigenous children across the country.
In the morning, the volunteers were given a speech by ALF Chairman Dr Tony Cree about the work that we do and their important contribution. The volunteers then got straight into the work and got through a tremendous amount throughout the day; preparing 7000 books for delivery to children in remote communities. They also helped us prepare newsletters and envelopes for our Christmas campaign mail out.
ExxonMobil Australia Community Relations Manager, Lisa Trood, said, “The Day of Caring is one of many worthwhile programs we support each year to help the local community.”
The program, which is in its twelfth year, involves around 230 ExxonMobil Australia employees assisting 18 community organisations in areas where the company has its main facilities, including Gippsland, Melbourne, Altona, Yarraville, Western Port and Perth.
United Way Australia, a non-profit organisation that promotes business and employee involvement in the community, played a key role in supporting the ExxonMobil Day of Caring.
The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation took part in the Day of Caring in 2013, and this year we even had one volunteer who chose to help us out again since she had enjoyed it so much.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped on the day, and everyone involved in ensuring the Day of Caring was such a success. We look forward to next year!