For the 10th consecutive year, employees from across the Exelon family of companies celebrated National Volunteer Week by working to improve their communities through service.
We ask our employees to recruit their co-workers, family and friends to participate. This year, we had nearly 3,820 enthusiastic volunteers for National Volunteer Week.
"At Exelon, we're proud to support our employees' dedication to giving back to their communities, both during National Volunteer Week and all year long," said Chris Crane, Exelon president and CEO. "By volunteering their time and energy to important causes and organizations, our employees are the ones who make Exelon such a strong community partner."
Below are just a few examples of projects in our focus areas of education, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community enrichment. Exelon empowers employees to select the area most meaningful to them and design their own local service projects.
Exelon Business Services Company helped the environment and urban wildlife.
Employees assembled bird rescue kits and other resources that will help in critical conservation effort of migratory bird species. They also helped rescue injured birds in the downtown Chicago area. They built 15 birdhouses and assembled over 700 rescue kits, which will have a tremendous impact on the protection of urban wildlife in Chicago.
Constellation chose community enrichment, creating new fruit and vegetable gardens.
Constellation employees, together with volunteers and organizers from Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center, helped clear land, build planter beds and seed a new fruit and vegetable garden for a south Houston community. The event was part of the center's ongoing mission to bring resources, education and connection by working with neighbors side by side.
BGE selected diversity and inclusion and The League for People with Disabilities.
BGE volunteers spent an afternoon at The League for People with Disabilities. Volunteers provided much needed updates to the therapeutic garden by weeding, planting and mulching. This project supports the league's day program, allowing adults, and children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outside space and conduct activities encouraging further development.
ComEd was most interested in education and helping with STEM programming.
The seventh annual "Mathletes Day" inspired 40 ComEd and Exelon employees to volunteer. The event took place at Aurora's SciTech STEM museum and engaged 120 Aurora students in grades 5 through 8 in workshops. The students learned about 3D printing and software; how to make an efficient battery using household items; and GIS mapping concepts using Google Earth. At the end of the day each participating school was given a 3D printer.