ExxonMobil Gift Helps Jonathan’s Place Serve North Texas Children
- $50,000 donation kicks off Garland non-profit agency’s 25th anniversary
- Jonathan’s Place provides vital services for abused and neglected children
- ExxonMobil’s annual holiday gift supports North Texas community organizations
Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), today presented Jonathan’s Place 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.