For the 11th 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 4,479 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.
PECO volunteers helped organize clothing donations for low income and homeless families.
On April 5, Executive Sponsor Dave Robl, director, PECO, and Project Leaders Jesille Perez and Janine Watkins, led a group of volunteers to help sort through clothing donations for Cradles to Crayons in Conshohocken, PA. This nonprofit organization provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Volunteers were smiling and high-spirited as they sorted through thousands of articles of clothing.
Exelon donated their services to the Convenant House in Washington D.C.
On April 12, Executive Sponsors Jack Thayer, Senior EVP and Chief Financial Officer, and Michael Koehler, SVP and Chief Information and Digital Officer, joined Project Leader Payal Amin, and a team of volunteers at Covenant House in Washington, D.C. Donating over 80 hours of volunteer service, this team provided an informational session on the energy industry to young adults and worked at the organization's food pantry, the Dove Store. Covenant House provides shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth.
Constellation wrote letters to veterans in Houston.
Project Leaders Gina Ansell and Jason Berns led a group of volunteers to write letters to veterans for the nonprofit, Honor Flight Houston. This organization coordinates and raises money for our WWII veterans to fly to Washington, D.C. to see the WWII Memorial. On the return flight, Honor Flight WWII Veterans have "Mail Call," an opportunity to read letters from family, friends and the general public.
PECO dedicated to cleaning up Grove honoring Medal of Honor recipients.
Project Leader Teresa Sanborn works in the Delchester region and has helped organize for many years a clean-up event to support the Medal of Honor Grove at the Freedoms Foundation. The Grove is a 52-acre woodland dedicated to honoring every Medal of Honor recipient. Volunteers joined Teresa and Executive Sponsor Mike Pietrafitta to help wash, sand and paint benches at the 29th Infantry and landscape at the President's House.
Constellation volunteers helped prepare furniture at Furniture with a Heart Thrift Store.
Project Leader Trisha Holley-Smith from Constellation organized an event with Furniture with a Heart thrift store in Columbus, Ohio. The store supports the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, which provides furniture to families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. Volunteers assembled, unpacked, tagged and prepared furniture for the sales floor.