From left, LuEllen Childress, Amy Webb and Gayle Jarrell stand in front of Tronox’s entrance sign. The Hamilton industry is the first corporate sponsor for the potential Monroe County Children’s Vision Center.

HAMILTON – Behind the scenes work for the potential Monroe County Children’s Vision Center has picked up its pace in the past several months, and the commitment of its first corporate partner, Tronox, will help in the effort.

“We’re thrilled to have Tronox partner with us. They will help get the message out and have offered financial support already,” said the force behind the vision center, LuEllen Childress. “We have a Plumfund campaign, which is a crowdfunding site for nonprofits called Help Children’s Eyes Work Together. Even small donations made through the site attract attention.”

Tronox is known for supporting school and recreational activities, and partnering with the vision center is a first for the plant.

“We partner with schools, especially with robotics since our background is in science and math. This is different from what we’ve done before, and it still helps our community and helps out children. If we can support an effort like this, it helps us with future employees down the road,” said Tronox Human Relations Manager Amy Webb.

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