Re-energizing the community
Patricia Pringle, a Senior Engineering Analyst for Exelon Generation, has been volunteering for Christmas in April in Calvert County for more than 25 years, and currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors. Christmas in April is a national organization which seeks to preserve and revitalize houses while assuring that low-income homeowners live in comfort, safety and independence.
Patricia and other Exelon volunteers improved the living conditions of 57 homes this past year. The team contributed more than 3000 volunteer hours in 2016. Patricia believes the most rewarding part of volunteering for Christmas in April is seeing the joy and appreciation of a homeowner whose home has just been restored.
Winning the $20,000 Excellence Award, Patricia says that Christmas in April will use the grant to providing support to local families and children in the community.
About Exelon’s Energy for the Community Volunteer Awards Program
Exelon makes grants totaling $200,000 in honor of 24 outstanding employee volunteers for their work in the community. Nonprofits will receive grants of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000. Since 2007, the awards program has recognized 180 employees and provided more than $1.3 million to their nonprofit partners.
At Exelon, individual initiative drives our success.
Volunteerism is part of who we are. Our employees are purpose-driven in their work – and also on their own time. In 2016, 6,700 Exelon employees spent more than 171,000 hours volunteering with nonprofits in the diverse communities we serve. We encourage them to track their hours so we can recognize and reward their work.