Sulphur, La. – Sept. 25, 2012 – CITGO Lake Charles employees donated more than 500 school uniforms and raised $2,000 to purchase school supply items for CITGO Partner in Education schools and Sulphur Care Help in July. 

The CITGO School Uniform Drive, took place at the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, May 23 to June 15, where employees donated new and gently used items including shirts, shoes, pants, shorts, belts and much more. 

The drive was an effort to collect items necessary for students to be focused on their educational abilities. The uniforms were given to CITGO Partner in Education schools; Calcasieu Parish Alternative Site, E.K. Key Elementary School, Sulphur High 9th Grade Campus, Sulphur High School and Care Help of Sulphur. 

Eduardo Assef, CITGO Vice President Refining and Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex Vice President and General Manager said the uniform drive exhibits CITGO employees’ culture of giving and commitment to education. 

“CITGO employees continue to support our community in Southwest Louisiana by giving of their resources to those in need. We are FUELING Education in the community we love to call home,” he said. 

CITGO understands that the company operates as a privilege in the communities where it has a presence. CITGO promotes and participates in a wide variety of social responsibility programs to improve the quality of life of people, especially those who feel the severe backlash of poverty. The company also promotes the spirit of volunteerism and encourages employees to take active roles in their communities. 







Dana Keel

Government & Public Affairs Manager





Please notice the photo attached to this press release of E.K. Key Elementary School Principal Melanie Kellogg and CITGO employees Sheila Trahan, Bonnie Gilley, Sally Bertrand, Sheryl Wagnon and Mark Lavergne.



CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.  The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


For more information visit www.citgo.com.