ComEd Ignites Holiday Spirit in Local Communities with ‘12 Days of Community Energy’

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ComEd employees are working together to help support local communities this holiday season with the company’s annual “12 Days of Community Energy” campaign. For the fourth consecutive year, ComEd employees will donate their energy, time, and financial resources to nonprofit organizations throughout northern Illinois.

“At ComEd, serving our communities means more than providing safe and reliable power. It means giving back and supporting the communities where we work and live,” said LINK  , CEO of ComEd. “I’m motivated by the dedication and attention our employees show to our communities, not only during the holiday season, but all year long.”

ComEd’s mission of powering communities throughout northern Illinois goes beyond the electric service it provides to more than 4 million customers. Thus far in 2019, ComEd employees have recorded more than 22,000 volunteer hours and donated nearly $1.3 million through the company’s annual employee giving campaign.

This year’s “12 Days of Community Energy” projects include:

  • Nov. 20 – Serving and eating lunch with veterans at LINK  .
  • Nov. 22 – Supporting the LINK  by making treats for animals, playing with animals, and organizing the shelter.
  • Nov. 23 – Serving lunch and donating items to men, women, and young children at the ComEd Communities Volunteer Event.
  • Dec. 3 – Holiday decorating at LINK  group home in Oak Park to support children traumatized by neglect and abuse. Volunteers will decorate, share a snack with children, and assist them with their homework as they return from school.
  • Dec. 3-Dec. 5 – Collecting toys in every office to support Toys for Tots.
  • Dec. 12 – Hosting a Winter Wonderland Bike Giveaway to collect and donate bikes to nonprofit partner organizations, including LINK  , Excel Community Development Corporation, and Southland Ministerial Health Network.
  • Dec. 14 – Hanging lights for the LINK  by My Block My Hood My City.
  • Dec. 16 – Collecting, unpacking, and organizing thousands of household supplies, food, toys, clothes, coats, hats, and scarfs for families across the Chicago suburbs in partnership with LINK  .
  • Dec. 17 – Hosting a toy drive for Ronald McDonald House, with the goal of donating 100 toys.
  • Dec. 18 – Donating 140 gifts to students and distributing these gifts with Santa during the school day.
  • Dec. 18 – Participating in LINK  Holiday Senior Gift Drive to donate 75 gifts to seniors at Casa Central.

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit LINK  , and connect with the company on LINK  , LINK  , LINK  and LINK  .

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Business Wire: 19:32 GMT Tuesday 3rd December 2019

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