After the wake of destruction left by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast, one company was eager and prepared to bring aid to those affected by the storm. Stream Energy, an energy provider that offers fixed rate energy plans as well as mobile would stand amongst the rest as one of the few companies to use their funds to help the community. Through various partnerships such as with the Red Cross of America and Habitat for Humanity, “Stream Cares” the charitable foundation of Stream Energy was able to fund the aid mission.
The company culture of philanthropy isn’t something new to Stream Energy, in fact, many of their employees partake in various outreach programs within their respective communities. One in particular that many Dallas-based employees are passionate about is the mission to give back and take care of the homeless population. So, how does Stream Energy help the homeless? In conjunction with Dallas-based Hope Supply Co., Stream employees will not only hater meal and school supplies for the homeless children of the city but also fundraise funds to purchase over 1,000 entrance and food vouchers to a waterpark. This event allows children to be exactly that, children without daily stress of their lives.
Another passion project for employees is Operation Once in a Lifetime. The operation seeks to provide less fortunate military veterans and their families with the ability to enjoy a meal of their choosing. Stream Energy associates also provide transportation to and from the event. In addition, Stream also participates in the American Girl Doll Experience. The event sees ten veteran daughters being able to choose an American Girl doll as well as enjoy a night out, all expenses paid by the company. There is no doubt that Stream has changed the game and we look forward to their future projects.
Hurricane Harvey is undoubtedly one of the most devastating natural calamities in American history. The early-2018 hurricane enormously swept properties across Houston and its neighbourhoods, while companies were watching helplessly. Worse of it, people perished as others lost their homes. Nevertheless, the Dallas-based Stream Energy took the step to bring hope to the affected residents through their philanthropic passion.
In as much as thepresence of Stream Energy during the deadly storm brought the company to the limelight, few people knew that the company had already established an organized corporate philanthropic mission of aiding the community. The successful energy firm launched a separate arm to deal with this mission. The division, Stream Cares, alleviates Dallas homelessness by funding and partnering with other charitable organizations such as Hope Supply Co. This kind of business model is a relatively new model in business set-ups but carries double profits.
Across America, it is usual for brands and high-profile politicians to engage in philanthropic missions with the aim of establishing a compelling status from the public. However, such activities mainly cover financial aids. For instance, businesses in the US spent about 19 billion USD in charity funding in 2016. But Stream Energy has raised its status higher. The direct-selling company has made it clear that philanthropy and giving back to the community is part of the firm’s DNA – its employees and executives are going to the extent of spending time with residents besides funding charities.
Apart from the trivial reasons of building loyalty and brand status, corporate philanthropy helps companies, which are passionate with generous giving back, take advantage of the organized structure.Kimberly Girard, Stream Energy event manager, describes the company as an organization with heart. In addition, the Stream Care foundation helps the company’s staffs meet with its actual customers and device new strategies of giving back.
Even though most surveys rank Texas among the least generous US states, Stream Energy is keen to outturn these surveys through the company’s generous model. Its distinct role in the world of philanthropy is not only vital in uplifting the lives of Dallas residents but also residents of the whole state. And according to the company’s mantra, philanthropy is part of office days.