Hess Donates Toy Trucks to Elementary Schools in North Dakota
Iconic Hess Toy Trucks will be used to teach STEM in a fun and engaging way
• Approximately 6,700 Hess Toy Trucks will be donated to ND elementary schools
• Each elementary school will receive a set of 24 trucks with associated STEM curriculum guide
• Donation brings Hess social investment in ND in 2019 to approximately $1 million
FARGO, ND, November 4, 2019 -- Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) announced today that it will donate Hess Toy Trucks and STEM education kits to every elementary school in North Dakota for the second straight year, totaling approximately 6,700 trucks in all. Aligning with the state’s Strategic Vision for education, Hess has again partnered with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to find new opportunities for interactive teaching and learning. The STEM curriculum guide, designed by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach, uses the 2019 model of the iconic toy as a learning tool that introduces elementary age students to different STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way.
Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent of Public Instruction noted that, “The Hess truck is one of the most enduring and well-known children’s toys in our country, and I applaud the company’s continued efforts in using it to help teach our elementary school students about science, engineering, technology and math. These trucks and the accompanying teaching materials show our young people about the importance of energy efficiency, kinetic energy, design concepts, and other aspects of STEM. I am grateful for the company’s generosity in donating to our North Dakota elementary schools for this project.”
Brent Lohnes, General Manager for North Dakota said, “Hess’ mission is to be the most trusted energy partner wherever we operate and to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. We are proud to play a role in North Dakota supporting education and STEM.”
Hess will ship the Toy Trucks and STEM kits directly to each elementary school in December, and teachers will be able to use the materials as part of their curriculum going forward. The Hess Toy Truck has been a holiday tradition since 1964 and is one of the longest running toy brands in the U.S.
Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Hess has maintained a presence in North Dakota since 1951 and is today one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the state. In the past several years, Hess has invested approximately $30 million on community initiatives to strengthen education, workforce development, health and human services as well as support disaster relief. In 2019 alone, to date, Hess has supported over 40 local community organizations across North Dakota, investing approximately $1 million. More information on Hess Corporation is available at http://www.hess.com.
Hess in the community:
Hess is proud to support the following organizations in North Dakota: Companions for Children, Farm Rescue, Greater Minot Zoological Society, Greater North Dakota Chamber, iPIPE, James Memorial Preservation Society, Keane Frac LP, Keene Volunteer Fire/ Rescue Dept., McKenzie County Cowboys Association, McKenzie County First Responders (Alice), McKenzie County First Responders, McKenzie County Hockey Club, McKenzie County Office of Emergency Management, Minot Family YMCA, Minot Rec Sports, Minot Y's Men’s Rodeo, MSU Summer Theater, Mule Deer Foundation, New Town High School, Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports, Ray Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Roughrider Center, Roughrider Rodeo Association, Shrine Circus, Save the Maah Daah Hey, Souris Valley United Way – Backpack Buddies, South Heart Golf Course, Stanley Volunteer Rural Fire Association, Tioga Economic Development, Tioga Rec Council, Tioga Volunteer Fire Department, University of North Dakota, Watford City Volunteer Fire Department, Watford City High School Rodeo Club, Williston Coyote Foundation; State of North Dakota.