Volunteering as a family can be a great way to model citizenship, teach the principles of giving, and demonstrate how service can make a difference to the next generation. On September 24 the Houston Public Library launched the Groomed for Literacy event, with volunteers from several organizations participating, including employees of CITGO. One of these CITGO employees is Sandra Everington. She and her family took part in assembling Little Free Libraries that will be placed in barbershops across high-need neighborhoods.
CITGO has always believed in community service as part of their corporate identity, and this is something Sandra decided to share with her entire family at the Groomed for Literacy launch event. Literacy, in particular, holds special importance in the Everington home. Sandra’s daughter, Janelle, is in second grade and has inherited a love of reading from her mother.