We are grateful to the many fine funding partners who support our mission. We highlight here a few of particular note for their consistent generosity.
OCI Partners LP
OCI Partners LP was formed in February 2013 to own and operate OCI Beaumont LLC, an integrated methanol and anhydrous ammonia production facility that is strategically located on the Texas Gulf Coast. OCI is an active member of our community and is committed to investing in and sponsoring events and issues that impact it.
The United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County and the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County
The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:
• Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
• Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
• Promote healthy lives and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are leading healthier lifestyles.
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Based in Keene, New Hampshire, C & S Wholesale Grocers extended its concern for childhood hunger relief to Southeast Texas with generous support for our BackPack Program during the 2015 – 2016 and 2016 – 2017 school years. Focusing their hunger relief efforts on communities around the nation that use the BackPack program to send weekend food home with hungry students but still face high rates of childhood hunger, C & S Wholesale Grocers invested in these communities with additional resources they could apply towards reducing childhood hunger.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation’s Fill Your Tank Program
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation was established by company founder, Jack C. Taylor, to give back to the communities in which Enterprise’s customers and employees love and work. Taylor started the Foundation in 1982, and since then, the Foundation and the Taylor family have contributed more than $1 billion to thousands of non-profits in communities served by Enterprise, with a special focus on community improvement, education and environmental stewardship. Meanwhile, each year, Enterprise employees contribute their time and skills to thousands of national and local organizations in the cities and neighborhoods they serve.
That’s why, in late 2016, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation launched one of the largest donations aimed at fighting hunger. The program – called Fill Your Tank – celebrated the company’s 60th anniversary by committing $60 million to address food insecurity around the globe.