Philadelphia – April 18, 2017 – NRG, a leading consumer energy solutions provider based in Philadelphia, is giving consumers the opportunity to support local nonprofits by signing up for electricity service. NRG’s Choose to Give program makes contributions to local nonprofits, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, and Philabundance, giving customers the opportunity to help their community with the flip of a switch.
Here’s how it works. When customers enroll in a Choose to Give electricity plan, NRG makes an initial contribution of $50 to one of the available organizations chosen by the customer. For every year the customer remains on the plan, NRG contributes one percent of the annual supply portion of the customer’s bill back to that nonprofit. The plans also give customers the security and peace of mind of a fixed-electricity supply price for an entire year. That is something the utility cannot offer.
“With the Choose to Give program, we are empowering our customers with energy choice and offering them a new way to give back to the community,” said Mike Starck, general manager, NRG, who has been a resident of the Philadelphia area for many years. “The Choose to Give program is part of a commitment NRG has made to improving the quality of life where our customers and employees live.”
“We are glad to be able to give children in the Delaware Valley the health care that they need,” said Marie Vacca, Associate Director of Fund Development at duPont Hospital for Children. “This is a great and unique way to involve the public in providing the best pediatric care for those children who need it most. We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with NRG.”
NRG is a leading consumer energy solutions provider. We are pioneers in developing smarter energy choices while delivering exceptional products and services. NRG serves electricity and natural gas customers in nine states and the District of Columbia. We are at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy and put customers at the center of everything we do. NRG is part of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 200 company. For more information about NRG, please visit picknrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook and Twitter at @pickNRG.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region is a donor-supported organization that enriches, encourages and empowers children to reach their highest potential through safe, one-to-one mentoring relationships. Volunteering as a Big Brother or Big Sister is about making a measurable difference in a child’s life by sharing new perspectives and experiences. Serving Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in PA and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in NJ, more than 3,500 children annually are more successful socially and academically because of the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. For more information, visit independencebigs.org.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit chop.edu.
Nemours is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. du Pont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves. For more information, visit nemours.org.
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, thirty percent are children, sixteen percent are seniors and adults served include students, the working poor and single parents. In 2016, Philabundance rescued more than 10 million pounds of food and distributed 23 million pounds through its own distribution programs, and a network of 350 agencies. A one dollar donation provides two meals – give now or learn more at philabundance.org.
Dave Schrader, NRG PR Manager