Volunteers from ExxonMobil stepped up in big ways this spring to support DePelchin and its mission to strengthen the lives of children.  As part of their United Way involvement during National Volunteer Week, teams of ExxonMobil volunteers generously gave of their time to help beautify and enhance DePelchin’s Memorial and Richmond campuses.  The volunteers tackled a range of projects, from landscaping to painting to installing a new walking trail at DePelchin’s Memorial location.

Along with sprucing up the campuses, the volunteers also supported DePelchin’s efforts during the month of April to raise awareness about child abuse in Harris County.  As part of April’s recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, DePelchin had set a goal to tie 5,383 blue ribbons to its fence line, one ribbon for each confirmed victim of child abuse in Harris County last year.  Thanks to help from the ExxonMobil volunteers, DePelchin met its ribbon-tying goal and succeeded in drawing attention to the issue of child abuse.

“We sincerely appreciate the work of our ExxonMobil volunteers,” says Peggy Roe, senior vice president for advancement at DePelchin. “Every year, ExxonMobil goes above and beyond to make a difference for DePelchin and the children we serve.”