COVINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2017 – Ingevity continues to work to make a difference in the Covington community. The company hosted a food drive for those in need, sponsored a craft night at the Boys Home of Virginia and donated gifts through the Christmas Mother program.
For the first two weeks in November, employees at the Covington, Va., plant sponsored a Thanksgiving food drive for McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church Food Bank. On Nov. 16, a truck bed full of nonperishable food items collected from the plant along with funds totaling $870 were donated to the food bank.
On Nov. 9, Ingevity employees hosted a Christmas craft night at the Boys Home of Virginia. Residents of the home used buttons and canvas to create gifts for the upcoming holidays.
In December, Ingevity's Women's Network adopted a family for Christmas through the Christmas Mother Program. Employees donated bedding, drinking glasses, silverware, cleaning supplies, personal care supplies, clothes and toys for a family of six. Pajamas were also donated, as a special present for all children in need this year. In addition to the donated items, Ingevity contributed $1,000 to the program.
Brooke Wolfe, administrative assistant, Ingevity, said, “Working together to raise money and collect items for the food bank and Christmas Mother program was truly a rewarding experience. The smiles on the faces of the residents of the Boys Home as we made crafts made our volunteerism even sweeter. Employees at the Covington plant made amazing things happen throughout this holiday season.”
Pictured: Nonperishable food items were collected for the McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church Food Bank. Items donated by employees filled an entire truck bed.
Pictured (l to r): Libby Burger, Covington Christmas Mother, receives a donation from Ingevity presented by Leann Perry, training engineer.
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Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes 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, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, 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).