Back to School Fair Gets Big Boost Fron Sponsorship

Funding from Encana provides much needed supplies and assistance for abused and neglected children
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Plano - Texas - US

Aug. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- PLANO, TX. August 29, 2011 – To kick off the 2011-12 school year, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County hosted a Back to School Fair for more than 600 children. An annual event, the Fair provides students with new backpacks filled with the required supplies for each grade level. This year’s Back to School Fair is possible, due in large part to the donations of local individuals, as well as Encana Oil and Gas (USA), Inc.

In addition to backpacks and school supplies, children also received gift cards for new shoes and haircuts. The fun-filled day includes prizes and music, as well as health exams and sports physicals.

Formed in 1992, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County provides legal, medical and therapeutic resources for children who are victims of abuse. With one in four girls and one in six boys falling victim to sexual abuse before they turn 18, the Children’s Advocacy Center is an extremely valuable organization for many area youth and families.
"We are so grateful for the generous support of Encana which will help our Back to School Fair meet the needs of so many children,” said Katy Emerson, Community Relations Manager at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. “For the children we serve, simple things like notebook paper or a calculator can be out of reach, so providing these supplies means that these children have the tools they need to be successful in school. This is a legacy that can last a lifetime."

Through its community partnerships, Encana demonstrates its commitment to assisting organizations such as the Children’s Advocacy Center. “Funding for these children is such an important step to helping them realize their potential,” said Jerri Akers, team lead for Encana’s Community Relations group. “The back-to-school effort is just one way for us to show these kids that their community cares about their educational future.”

About Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc.
Encana’s goal is to be the highest-growth, lowest-cost senior natural gas producer in North America. Our industry-leading approach to resource development, called resource play hub, fosters the technological innovation and enterprise-wide collaboration key to achieving the highest levels of capital and operating efficiency. Encana takes great pride in being a responsible corporate citizen and strives to be a good neighbor by working with communities to understand and support their needs. Our community investment programs are strategically aligned to help educate people on the importance of environmental stewardship, boost local economies and enhance the skill sets of the next generation of industry leaders. Learn more about natural gas and Encana at TSX:ECA, NYSE-ECA

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The Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County provides safety, healing and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect in Collin County.
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