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BASF in Seneca donates $5,000 and personal hygiene items to Grace’s Closet

SENECA, SC, October 6, 2021 – BASF’s site in Seneca, South Carolina recently donated $5,000 to Grace’s Closet, along with personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo and more. The donation will provide students in the area with access to essential personal care items through the Grace’s Closet stores located within area schools. Grace’s Closet helps students build self-confidence and success by furnishing basic resources like food, clothing, school supplies and hygiene items without the stress of economic hardship.

“Many of our BASF colleagues took on this challenge and donated to support the children in our local schools,” said Elba Lizardi, Site Director at the BASF site in Seneca. “This effort in collaboration with Grace’s Closet underscores BASF’s commitment to being a good neighbor in our community.”

BASF is a member of the Keowee Key Community Partnership, an organization that brings community partners together to improve the lives of people in Oconee County.

“What an amazing turnout by the employees of BASF! We are so thankful to receive these much needed hygiene items, in addition to the very generous donation of $5,000,” said Director of Grace's Closet Julie-Ann Shannon. “With these gifts, it makes it possible for students in Oconee County to have access to needed basic resources to help improve their self-esteem as they seek stability while going to school.”

For more information about BASF and career opportunities at the Seneca site, visit

About BASF in Seneca

BASF’s site in Seneca is one of five BASF sites in South Carolina. The Seneca site employs 425 employees and additional contractors. This site is a specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metal refining facility. BASF customers use those products to produce a wide variety of products including pharmaceuticals, water treatment media for the removal of lead, arsenic and other impurities from drinking water, for fertilizers, herbicides, auto-emission catalysts, plastics, fragrances and more.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at


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