DALLAS – The Celanese Foundation has made its first donations, totaling $573,000, to Dallas-area charitable and community organizations. In addition to these donations, the foundation announced the completion of multiple community volunteer events in 2013, including the Celanese International Impact Program to Brazil and the Celanese Global Impact Week at 29 Celanese sites worldwide.

The foundation’s first-year donations have been distributed to Dallas-area community and charitable organizations. Organizations that benefited from the program include: Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star; Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County; Denton County Friends of the Family; LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas); Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center; Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter; and American Red Cross - Dallas Area Chapter.  

In September of 2013, Celanese sent 10 employees to Uberlândia, Brazil, in support of the Celanese International Impact Program (CIIP). Hailing from China, Singapore, Germany, the Netherlands, Budapest and the United States, these 10 individuals volunteered their skills for three organizations as part of the CIIP.

The 2013 campaign of the Celanese Global Impact Week encouraged employees to work on service projects they identified within their own communities, all in the same week of October. Projects spanned a range of activities according to local need, from painting at a local school to food drives. Participation in 2013, the third year of the program, was double that of the first year’s campaign, with 29 of Celanese’s 35 sites taking part, totaling 86 projects with 2,200 employee volunteers.

Established in 2013, The Celanese Foundation focuses on initiatives to improve the fundamental living conditions of people, with an emphasis on families and children. Organizations that receive funding must align to The Celanese Foundation’s focus areas, which include hunger relief, shelter, fundamental education, health and water.