Angel Park is more than just a playground
Michelle Streckfus, an Operations and Maintenance Manager for Exelon Generation, has volunteered with Angel Park since its inception in 2014. As the project's Construction Manager, Michelle led the way in building an all-inclusive playground and amphitheater designed to serve children with disabilities in Perry Hall, Maryland.
With the aid of more than $2.5 million in donations and 4000 local volunteers, 150 of which were Exelon employees, Michelle's team organized and built the park in only 10 days! Angel Park houses more than 75 pieces of play equipment, including sensory panels and braille instruction, slides specifically designed to reduce static shock for children with inner-ear implants, and custom designed hideaway spaces for children with autism. Angel Park plans to use the Achievement Award grant to add a Liberty Swing to the park, where children who use a wheelchair can securely swing with adult assistance.
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.