ExxonMobil Gift to The Gatehouse Supports North Texas Women and Children in Need

  • Donation helps women and children gain independence after experiencing
    domestic violence or other crises
  • The Gatehouse provides refuge, resources and support to families to
    build new lives
  • ExxonMobil’s annual holiday gift supports North Texas community
    organizations

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon
Mobil Corporation
(NYSE:XOM), today presented The
Gatehouse
with the company’s annual holiday gift of $50,000,
advancing the non-profit agency’s mission of providing housing and
support for women and children to build new lives.


Located in Grapevine, Texas, The Gatehouse is a supportive community
where single women, mothers and their children can live and participate
in an individually tailored program to gain independence after
experiencing domestic violence, underemployment or other crises.

“The Gatehouse offers a unique and comforting sanctuary for women and
their children who are facing challenges that may seem impossible to
overcome,” Tillerson said. “ExxonMobil is proud to support its important
work and mission to assist these families in such times of need while
guiding them toward future success and independence.”

The Gatehouse, officially opened in 2015, is the second initiative of
the 501(c)(3) projectHandUp.
The campus includes housing for nearly 100 families who receive shelter,
clothing, food, household supplies, transportation, and health and child
care. Families also participate in financial planning, life skills
training and professional and career counseling. Most families graduate
the program and are able to become self-sufficient after two years.

“We’re blessed to receive this incredible gift from Mr. Tillerson and
ExxonMobil, which allows us to support even more families building new
lives during this holiday season,” said Deborah Lyons, The Gatehouse
executive director. “Community support, like this generous donation, is
essential to making a difference right where we’re planted, in our own
backyard.”

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, Jonathan’s Place, 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 United States, promote women as catalysts for economic development,
and combat malaria. In 2015, together with its employees and retirees,
ExxonMobil, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation
provided $268 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information
on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contribution programs is
available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

About The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse is a supportive living community that offers women and
children in crisis safe refuge, ample time, practical resources and
healthy relationships in order to discover new paths for permanent,
positive change. An initiative of the 501(c)(3) projectHandUp, single
women, moms and children can live and participate in the program to
build new lives after experiencing domestic violence, underemployment or
a crisis. Located on 61 acres in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth
metroplex, The Gatehouse community will serve 96 families. Members
participate in the Independent Life Program, individually tailored to
meet their needs, and can last up to 2 ½ years. It includes needs that
traditionally hold women back from successfully breaking free from
crisis situations: safe housing, food, clothing, transportation, child
care, physical and mental health care, employment guidance, life skills
training, professional counseling, financial aid, further education and
legal counsel. Learn more at www.gatehousegrapevine.com.

Contacts

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