LEMONT, Ill., May 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Every year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) provides rehabilitation assistance to thousands of children and adults across the country. To bolster these efforts and help local families fighting muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases, the CITGO Lemont Refinery, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, recently held its sixth bowl-a-thon benefitting the MDA.
LEMONT, Ill., April 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation employees from the Lemont Refinery served as mentors teaching interactive workshops on diverse energy sources and sustainability to local middle and high school students as part of Project Infinite Green. This innovative, locally based afterschool program offered middle- and high-school students the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from industry experts both inside and out of the classroom.
CITGO Lemont Refinery Employees Participate in 33rd Annual Bike MS: Tour de Farms
DeKalb, Ill., August 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Team CITGO, the employee volunteer team at the CITGO Lemont Refinery, cycled between 35 and 200 miles to raise more than $28,000 in the 33rd Annual Bike MS: Tour De Farms Event hosted by the Greater Chicago-land Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on June 21-22, 2014. Fifty-eight Team CITGO cyclists and volunteers participated in the ride and beat last year’s fundraising record by more than $10,000.
CITGO Community Action Team Collects Relief Items for Tornado Victims
LEMONT, Ill. Feb. 3, 2014, /3BL Media/ -- The CITGO Community Action Team (CCAT), the employee volunteer organization at the CITGO Lemont Refinery, conducted a donation drive to help communities across Illinois recover from the devastating tornadoes in November 2013. CCAT volunteers collected and sorted donations from employees and contractors, including non-perishable food, clothing, infant toiletries, monetary gifts and household goods.
LEMONT, Ill., Nov. 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The CITGO Lemont Refinery donated $201,765.60 to the United Way of Will County, surpassing their fundraising goal by more than $9,000. The money was raised during the 2013 "Give Your Share to Show You Care" Workplace Campaign, by more than 570 CITGO employees, including support from the United Steel Workers Union (USW) and matching funds from CITGO Petroleum Corporation. The proceeds directly benefit the United Way of Will County, which supports more than 46 partner agencies and community programs across Will County, Illinois.
Homer Glen, Ill., Nov. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - On Wednesday October 30, CITGO Lemont Refinery employees presented Sylvia McLenighan, fifth grade art teacher at Hadley Middle School with $1,000 worth of art supplies for her classroom as part of the first annual CITGO Fueling Education Promotion, a grant program with ClassWish that allowed teachers to create customized school supply lists to address the specific needs of their students and classrooms. Mrs.
Annual Event Benefits Local Food Pantries and Domestic Violence Shelters
LEMONT, Ill., Aug. 16, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- For the 11th year in a row, the CITGO Lemont Refinery Community Action Team (CCAT), found a way to spread Christmas joy this summer by collecting food and household goods for eight area food pantries and domestic violence shelters. From July 12 through Aug. 1, 2012, CCAT members placed boxes at designated collection sites throughout the refinery grounds, and asked employees to donate any toiletries, linens, school supplies, or food they could share with families in need.
CITGO Hosts 16th Annual ‘Driving for a Cure’ Golf Outing and Fundraiser
ORLAND PARK, Ill. , Aug. 10, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Lemont Refinery and Cicero lubricants plant teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the 16th Annual CITGO MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Scramble. This year more than 310 CITGO employees, MDA employees, contractors, and various sponsors came together to raise more than $250,000 to help put an end to neuromuscular diseases.