LyondellBasell is keeping generosity – and sustainability – at the forefront this holiday season. Employees around the world contributed by donating food, toys and clothes, brightening the holiday season for individuals and families in need. The company also supported initiatives to help enhance the environment, improving the landscapes around local parks and communities.
In Clinton, Iowa, on Dec. 13, the company held a dedication ceremony for a refillable water station at the Riverview Recreation Vehicle Park, which allows parkgoers to refill their water bottles. This project will help contribute to future installations of refillable water stations in other local parks around the Clinton area. Additionally, the company donated $150,000 to Trees For Houston on Dec.14 as part of its annual holiday donation, enabling the planting and distribution of more than 6,000 trees across the Greater-Houston area.
“These efforts demonstrate our commitment to making a real difference in our communities by ensuring families have food on their tables and gifts for their children,” said Elizabeth Weiss, LyondellBasell manager of corporate relations. “Additionally, communities who need it most will have trees that beautify and create sustainable landscapes in their parks and neighborhoods.”
Through the Trees For Houston donation, LyondellBasell employee volunteers – in 2022 – will plant trees in underserved communities across the Houston area. Additionally in 2022, the company will host tree giveaways in collaboration with the Houston Astros and San Jacinto College, handing out free 5-gallon trees to area residents.
“Trees do so much to enhance our communities, from beautification to the air we breathe,” said Barry Ward, Trees For Houston executive director. “We are proud to team up with companies who understand and support our mission and know that our services and resources are essential to our growing city and the environment.”
LyondellBasell’s facilities and employees from around the world were also in the giving spirit. Their aim was to help provide support to individuals who needed it most. An example of contributions include:
- Channelview, Texas
Donated hundreds of toys to the Channelview Fire Department. The fire department will distribute the toys to area families in need.
- Morris, Illinois
Provided local families facing financial hardships with items such as gift cards, toys and clothes. The clothes included winter threads like coats, hats and gloves.
- Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Supported underserved families through a $20,000 donation to Paulus Church Rotterdam, an organization that provides temporary shelter and medical help, among other things, to those in need. Additionally, the Rotterdam office made a $5,000 contribution to Food Bank Rotterdam.
- Wesseling, Germany
Donated funds to Rotary Club Wesseling for the publishing of a holiday calendar that will benefit charitable projects for local hospitals and hospice, as well as volunteer firefighters.
LyondellBasell, since 2018, has invested more than $24 million globally to support initiatives that advance our communities, our planet and tomorrow’s workforce.
For more information about LyondellBasell’s is Advancing Good program, click here.