By Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder
As any Ignite Associate will tell you, our market entry efforts into Pennsylvania have been simply terrific. We are seeing the Ignite opportunity grow at an exponential pace and I for one am well pleased with the success that our new Associates in Pennsylvania are already experiencing. I know this is just the beginning of an amazing run this winter, and beyond.
However, our Pennsylvania expansion is just one aspect of what I expect to be a truly memorable holiday season for our Stream Energy and Ignite family. It is in this regard that I am sharing today the launching a new partnership initiative that is sure to make a positive impact.
For those of you unaware, Captain Hope’s Kids is a 20-year old group dedicated towards providing basic necessities to the most vulnerable people in our society – namely, homeless children and infants. In North Texas alone, there are roughly 1,100 children in homeless and domestic violence shelters on any given night – and Captain Hope’s Kids responds to their critical needs.
To support CHK in its mission, Stream Energy is launching a program called “A Big Difference Starts Small” — with the first event of which being a Stream Energy-Ignite toy drive. We are asking all Ignite Associates for their personal participation in this event.
From November 22 until December 10, we are collecting new, unwrapped toys at our Stream Energy-Ignite corporate office in Dallas for donation to Captain Hope’s Kids. During this campaign, we will have toy drive receptacles set up in our offices and invite you to bring a new, unwrapped toy with you when you attend one of our Dallas or Atlanta corporate Business Presentations (or even when you simply stop by for a visit).
For the holiday season of 2009, know that Stream Energy broke Captain Hope’s charity record with 1,711 toys donated, thus helping over 800 children. We are striving to smash all previous toy donation records. With the combined strength of our corporate and field family members, we can do it.