Having a strong community presence puts our core value to be a good neighbor into action. Devon’s U.S. employees volunteered more than 4,600 hours to feed the hungry, educate children and otherwise serve our communities in 2018
Opportunities to give back to our communities
At Devon, helping the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma fight hunger and feed hope is one of the most popular volunteer activities among our employees. At our eighth annual “Stuff the Truck” event, 440 employees brought their competitive spirit to the job of packaging 242,500 pounds of food – enough for 202,100 meals. More than 300 volunteers packed 2,800 backpacks for the Food for Kids program, saving the food bank $3,000 in labor costs. In addition, our volunteers saved United Way almost $900 in labor costs by stuffing more than 1,500 holiday stockings.
Our volunteers contribute many hours as community leaders, including serving as directors on the boards of nonprofits. Devon provides ongoing communication and resources to support their dedication to charitable organizations.
We founded the Devon Energy Charitable Foundation in 2001 to provide financial relief to employees who encounter unexpected hardships or damages. Since then, our employees have contributed more than $365,000 to about 180 coworkers experiencing severe and unanticipated financial needs.
One of Devon’s long-term community partners is Mark Twain Elementary School in Oklahoma City, where we provide funding, resources and employee volunteers to enhance the quality of education. We’re excited to bring a unique wraparound educational model to the school in 2019, in collaboration with private foundations, corporate sponsors, community organizations and Oklahoma City Public Schools. For more information on this venture, one of the first of its type in the U.S., please our STEM page.
Helping others allows Devon and our employees to give back in meaningful ways, and we take pride in the time and resources we dedicate to improving our communities.