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. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161201006275/en/
ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive officer Rex W. Tillerson presents the 2016 Chairman's Gift to The Gatehouse in Grapevine, Texas. (Left to right: Lisa Rose, founder and board president, The Gatehouse; Rex Tillerson; Deborah Lyons, executive director, The Gatehouse) (Photo: Business Wire)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."