Act. Donate. Share. Tell. Stand. Just a few of the things we can do in our community.

Making and impact

Every day, significant contributions are made by residents of Houston, individually and collectively, at every level to advance and strengthen the community. The Neighborhood Centers Inc. (NCI) FOR GOOD Movement encourages people to think about how they can make a lasting impact to Act. Donate. Share. Tell. Stand.

Shell has supported NCI for several years on a variety of programs that further health, economic and educational development for youth and seniors.

At a recent event at the downtown Houston farmer’s market, Shell volunteers distributed information about the NCI FOR GOOD Movement, which encourages people to think about how they can make a lasting impact in the community. Visitors to the market had an opportunity to see the Shell Eco-marathon cars and were encouraged to write on large chalkboards what they will do “for good” to make an impact.

Young students wearing Shell backpacks
Over 10,000 students and their families attended the Mayor’s Back to School Fest at the University of Houston.

The Houston Mayor’s Back to School Festival demonstrates what happens when community, education and business all work together.

Over 10,000 students and their families attended the Mayor’s Back to School Fest at the University of Houston.  For many kids, this was their first exposure to a college campus. Both the Athletic Alumni Center and the Hofheinz Pavilion were filled with corporate and non-profit organizations providing a variety of services. Shell and Motiva were presenting sponsors of the event, which was created four years ago to prepare economically disadvantaged students in grades K-5 for academic success.

Frazier Wilson, Manager of US Social Investment stated, “The Back to School Festival demonstrates the power of community, education and business working together to improve outcomes in student achievement.” 

Wilson added, “This partnership aligns with Shell and Motiva’s commitment to cultivating a network that supports the development of STEM careers and other disciplines that add to the economic strength and stability of our vibrant communities.”

Promoting healthy communities is an important area for US Social Investment and the Mayor’s Back to School Fest met some of those needs.  Nearly 1,000 students had their vision checked and over 400 received dental screenings, both free of charge.  Parents were given information on how to keep their children healthy and to develop strong minds and bodies.

At the end of the program, each student was presented with a Shell-branded backpack.  Each one was loaded with school supplies for the coming year, ensuring the students get a good start.  And who knows, among them might just be the next generation of Shell engineers and chemists.

Shell volunteers at the Houston Food Bank
According to the Houston Food Bank, over the past 30 years Shell volunteers have provided over 10,000 hours of service to support these efforts.

The Houston Food Bank is the largest distributor of free and low-cost food in the State of Texas, feeding more than 800,000 people across an 18-county service area every week.

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday in January and more than 350 Shell employees are ready to work.

But on this special holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, they’re stepping out of their regular jobs in the energy industry to provide the energy the Houston Food Bank needs to feed thousands of families.

They’ll spend the next eight hours assisting operations at the food bank’s massive warehouse, sorting and packing food items for distribution to more than 400 agencies that feed over 800,000 hungry people each year.

To do that, it takes time and talent. According to the Houston Food Bank, over the past 30 years Shell volunteers have provided over 10,000 hours of service to support these efforts.

To learn more about the Houston Food Bank, visit www.houstonfoodbank.org

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