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Champion Energy Supports Kids’ Meals


On December 7th, Champion Energy employees volunteered at Kids’ Meals holiday party presenting families with gifts just in time for Christmas. Prior to the event, Champion Energy raised over $1,000 to purchase Toys R Us and Walmart gift cards with a bake sale and cookie contest.

Kids’ Meals Houston offers meals on wheels for pre-schoolers in Houston’s lower income neighborhoods. Each year, Kids’ Meals hosts a holiday party for the families they serve.  There’s a DJ, a visit from Santa, food from Chick-fil-A and Shipley Donuts, free books from the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, and gift cards for each family (donated by companies like Champion).

This further extends Champion’s company policy of allowing employees to take up to 2 paid hours monthly to volunteer at a non-profit organization. We believe that encouraging community involvement not only helps the community, it helps to build a spirit of camaraderie among employees.

You too can help the fight against hunger for as little as $10 to feed 5 children. Donate at http://bit.ly/1VZU7kC.

Week of Giving: Champion Energy Community Volunteers

Champion Energy community volunteers during service week

Champion Energy employees volunteered at The Star of Hope, Covenant House, and The Houston Foodbank during their annual Week of Giving, February 9-13, 2015.

During the Second Annual Week of Giving (February 9 – 13, 2015), Champion Energy community volunteers worked 4 hour shifts at local area non-profit organizations, donating 300 hours to local charities. We packaged 10,000 hot meals at the Houston Food Bank’s Keegan Kitchen, for delivery to after school programs across the city. We folded clothes and served meals at the Star of Hope Mission. And we rode the Covenant House Outreach Van helping spread the word about available services.

Champion Energy employees took this week to give back and help meet the needs of people in the community. This further extends Champion’s company policy of allowing employees to take up to 2 paid hours monthly to volunteer at a non-profit organization. We believe that encouraging community involvement not only helps the community, it helps to build a spirit of camaraderie among employees.

Read personal stories from Champion Energy community volunteers:

THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK

The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of nearly 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator for financial performance and accountability, the Food Bank provides more than 64 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 137,000 people each week. During volunteer week employees will have an opportunity to participate in sorting food and other items into bins that are specified for that item and also inspecting damaged items and determining if they can go out into the community. Read about Amy’s experience here.

COVENANT HOUSE

Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today, they are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. To break the cycle of chronic adult homelessness and bridge the gap of support in the lives of our youth, Covenant House has developed three core services: Street Outreach, Crisis Care, and Rights of Passage. These core services are comprised of a wide array of in-house training programs, including healthcare, educational support, GED preparation, job readiness and skills training, drug abuse treatment and prevention, legal services, mental health services, the Mother/Child program, life skills training, and aftercare. These programs are designed to provide our youth with a holistic approach to leaving the streets and achieving independence. Read about our employee’s experience, Rebecca and Joe.

STAR OF HOPE MISSION

Star of Hope Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. During the week Champion employees will assist with the preparation, serving, and clean-up of lunch and also sorting donations.

There are opportunities to become community volunteers in your neighborhood. Check them out and make a difference today!

Champion Energy provides power to homes and business throughout the United States. We find inspiration by giving back to the communities where we live and work. How will you use your power?

Amy’s Week of Giving Experience with the Houston Food Bank

Champion Energy Community Volunteers Houston Food Bank

Champion Energy Community Volunteers Houston Food Bank

As a relatively new employee to Champion Energy, I was excited to learn that the company dedicated a week of service for employees from different departments to come together and volunteer with various non-profit organizations.

I sincerely enjoyed volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. Having been that person who has had to use food banks in the past it was a great feeling to give back to those who are in need. Everyone I spoke with was extremely friendly and caring. I felt I was able to give back to the community. The best part of volunteering for me was that I was able to help give back.

I was able to work with a man named Bill, who has been volunteering with the Food Bank every Monday through Friday for over 5 years. He had the sandwich making skills down and taught me how to do a simple task more efficiently. We spent the afternoon chatting about the music playing in the background. It was a wonderful experience and I thank Champion for allowing me to be a part it.

More about Champion’s Week of Giving

During the Second Annual Week of Giving (February 9 – 13, 2015), Champion Energy employees donated over 300 hours to local charities. We packaged 10,000 hot meals at the Houston Food Bank’s Keegan Kitchen, for delivery to after school programs across the city. We folded clothes and served meals at the Star of Hope Mission. And we rode the Covenant House Outreach Van helping spread the word about available services.

Champion Energy provides power to homes and business throughout the United States. We find inspiration by giving back to the communities where we live and work. How will you use your power?