Ingevity employees pictured above (l to r): Annda Purdue, Sherry Istre, Kelly Lewis, Deanna Droddy, Stacey Nolen, Colton Isadore, Arlene Brooks, Jillian Holliday, Sally White, and Gracia Acosta.
Ingevity employees hosted their fourth annual back-to-school Backpack Attack on Aug. 5 for residents of DeRidder and the surrounding communities. Held at the pavilion on the Ingevity campus, approximately 300 children were given backpacks filled with loose leaf paper, composite notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, notecards and scissors.
Volunteers from a local ministry, I Am Second, and the local food bank, God’s Food Box, joined forces with Ingevity, passing out backpacks along with personal items such as socks, toothpaste and a toothbrush to each child in attendance.
“We love being able to give back to our community,” stated Arlene Brooks, environmental engineer for Ingevity. “Towards the end of the event, I was approached by a woman in need of six backpacks. When I informed her that we were down to our last five, she stated ‘That’s okay, every little bit helps. Thank you!’ Just hearing those words and seeing the gratification on her face makes all of the hard work and planning for an event like this worthwhile.”
Ingevity recognizes the importance of equipping children with the supplies needed for a successful school year. As such, the Backpack Attack will continue to be scheduled in August of each year to help rising students from kindergarten through 12th grade to excel in their path of study.
Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit www.ingevity.com.