NRG Home has introduced a new community giving program, NRG Gives, funded by the NRG Retail Charitable Foundation. This program is intended to support nonprofit organizations that are important in the communities we serve. NRG has selected charities that we partner with currently through our Choose to Give Program.
The charity with the most votes at the end of the voting period will take first place and receive $10,000; the second place charity will receive $2,500; and the third place charity will receive $1,000.
Congrats to Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children on first place!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region is raising funds to support their vision that all children achieve success in life. Their mission of providing children who are facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships is solely supported through donor and volunteer support. These relationships enrich, encourage and empower children to reach their highest potential, while nurturing and strengthening communities. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, BBBS Independence allows each child in their program to achieve higher aspirations and greater confidence, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success. Your vote could have a lasting impact for a child in your community.
Boston Children's Hospital is raising money for the Every Child Fund, which is Boston Children’s most essential, responsive fund. Every dollar has 100% impact, furthering the hospital’s mission to treat all children, no matter what condition they face. The Every Child Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital helps propel research that transforms treatments for our most stubborn diseases. It helps provide compassionate care to every family who comes through our doors, eases their burden and covers services insurance won’t pay for. From big needs, like housing, interpreters and social workers, to small comforts like birthday celebrations, medical play, and therapy dogs, the Every Child Fund supports all levels of family-centered care.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first pediatric hospital with a long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training, and pioneering research initiatives. Built on a foundation of family-centered care, CHOP is dedicated to making breakthroughs that transform children’s lives. Funds raised from this program will support pioneering research and expert care at the hospital’s renowned Cardiac Center and help change the future for countless children with heart conditions.
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children is raising funds to support a new Child Life Activity Center. The Child Life department’s mission is to address the psychosocial needs of patients at duPont Hospital for Children. Child Life provides developmentally appropriate activities, education and preparation for medical procedures, emotional support, academic instruction and holistic interventions to promote healing. The activity center will be a place where patients, their families and their visitors will be transported into another world -- a world where they feel comfortable, engaged, playful and safe. Rooms within the center will include a dramatic play area, infant/toddler area, cooking and baking zone as well as a closed circuit TV zone, to name a few. These centers will host programs including arts and crafts, cooking experiences, reading and literacy resources and gross motor activities to all children at the hospital.
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, 30 percent are children, 16 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 24 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.