The Chemical Company that Cares – Dixie Helps Fill The Bus for Pasadena Students

In August 2018, Dixie Chemical was proud to take part in the “Fill the Bus” initiative, presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation and the Pasadena Independent School District (PISD). The chemical company, along with local businesses, filled a bus with school supplies for local students.

New School Supplies For Pasadena Students

The Chemical Company was proud to participate in Fill the Bus

Fill the Bus participants, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. DeeAnn Powell, President/CEO of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Cristina Womack, City of Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner and Dixie Chemical’s Kelli Gregory and Rocio Reyes

Fill the Bus was a month-long school supply drive serving children and their families throughout Pasadena to help them start the 2018-19 school year with confidence, while also giving them the actual tools they need to succeed.

There are approximately 55,000 students in Pasadena ISD. It is estimated that 42,000 of those students are classified as economically disadvantaged. The school district teamed up with the City of Pasadena, the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce to collect school supplies for those students.

Throughout the month of August, the chemical company and several local Pasadena businesses filled a bus parked at Pasadena City Hall with school supplies for students, such as backpacks, notebooks, pencils, erasers, crayons, glue sticks, sanitizer and folders. 

Dixie Chemical alone filled a large SUV with school supplies. Dixie’s Rocio Reyes and her daughter Sophia proudly delivered and helped unload all the donations.

Dixie Chemical’s Rocio Reyes and daughter Sophia

On August 16, the bus was brought to the Pasadena Convention Center for a final day of donations. The video below provides an in-depth look at the Fill the Bus initiative.

The Chemical Company Leader

Dixie Chemical is a market leader in the development and manufacturing of thermoset materials, high-performance specialty anhydrides for paper and lubricants, and the functional fluids market. Products support industrial trends like automotive and aerospace composites, wind energy, electrical power reliability, clean fuels and lubricants and sustainable infrastructure.

The chemical company has been in the chemical manufacturing business and global chemicals industry for over 70 years. It was founded in 1946 and has been part of Pasadena’s Bayport Industrial District for about 50 years.

Through community involvement, Dixie is dedicated to being a steward of the city of Pasadena and committed to the youth in the community by supporting events like Fill the Bus and the recent Teague Elementary School Career Day and Pasadena ISD Science Fair.