The misconception of most corporations is that they are greedy and shallow, in fact, in the year 2016 companies all over the country donated an estimated 19 Billion dollars charitable causes. The practice of donating to communities by companies is nothing new, however, sometimes simply signing a check just doesn’t do. One particular company, however, has not only given back in a monetary sense but has had a team of employees that take action in their communities as well. Stream Energy, an energy provider that contracts associates to become in a sense their own boss. Associates built a network within their communities and offer people fixed rate energy and or mobile plans.
One of the many reasons why Stream Energy has become a leader in giving back to the community has been because of the close relationships that their associates have with their customers. “Stream Cares” a branch of Stream Energy provides countless of aid to those in need such as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that devasted the Texas coast and left thousands without basic necessities such as clean water, toiletries, and a warm meal. Stream Energy also partners up with other organizations to be able to provide as much aid as possible. One of the passion projects for Stream Energy associates has been Hope Supply Co., a Dallas based project that brings warm food, money and other essentials to homeless children. In addition, they fundraise to be able to purchase over 1,000 tickets to bring homeless children from all over Dallas to a waterpark and experience a day of fun, an event that might otherwise not have the opportunity to have.
Other companies are taking note, in fact, many CEO’s are urged to create foundations in order to not only give back to the community but also earn their respect. A valuable asset when unforeseen events happen within the company such as scandals or a bad year. There is no doubt that Stream Energy has begun a revolution in giving back to the community.