Employees volunteered 9,300 hours in November lead-up to
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exelon employee volunteers are investing their time and money in their
communities this holiday season by participating in more than 120
service projects in Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of
Columbia to mark #GivingTuesday. Employees volunteered 9,300 hours in
November – including mentoring students, collecting food and wrapping
toys for families in need – in the lead up to the national day of
giving. Approximately 1,400 Exelon employees participated in
company-sponsored volunteer projects.
#GivingTuesday, which takes place tomorrow, Dec. 1, encourages
individuals to give back to their communities, in contrast to the retail
industry’s “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” shopping days. It promotes
acts of kindness, charitable donations and volunteer work during the
holiday season. In addition to organizing employee volunteer projects,
Exelon on #GivingTuesday will match employee charitable donations of
$100 or more, dollar for dollar and contribute an additional donation of
$100 to employees’ charities of choice.
“Our employees are carrying out Exelon’s commitment to giving back this
holiday season, through volunteer service and contributions to
nonprofits that serve our most vulnerable citizens,” said Steve Solomon,
vice president of corporate relations at Exelon. “We’re proud of our
employees for their charitable work and the differences they’re making
in their communities.”
One volunteer project in the District of Columbia last week brought
together dozens of employees from both Exelon and Pepco Holdings to
support people in the community who are homeless. Volunteers from the
two companies, which are seeking to merge, worked with Catholic
Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington to cook and serve a
Thanksgiving dinner and provide winter coats to more than 200 homeless
individuals in the District.
Volunteers for #GivingTuesday service projects included employees from
all of Exelon’s businesses, including BGE and Constellation in central
Maryland, ComEd in northern Illinois, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania,
and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in all three
states. Exelon employees across these regions also are leading more than
20 food, clothing and toy drives or similar events to support their
communities this holiday season.
This year Exelon employees have volunteered a total of more than 106,000
hours to service projects and pledged more than $6.26 million through
Exelon’s employee giving campaign, exceeding the company’s goal. This
comprehensive program benefits Exelon’s commitment to education, the
environment, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive
energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion.
Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the
District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest
competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,000 megawatts of
owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost
power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit
provides energy products and services to more than 2.5 million
residential, public sector and business customers, including more than
two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity
and natural gas to more than 7.8 million customers in central Maryland
(BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).
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Paul Elsberg, 312-394-7417