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For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
Employees make holidays merry and bright for nonprofits throughout Chicagoland
CHICAGO (December 13, 2016) – With the holiday season upon us, ComEd is in full swing with its "12 Days of Power" campaign, which highlights how employees will spend the rest of this year donating their time, energy, and financial support to various nonprofits in communities throughout Illinois.
"Our customers and our communities are one and the same and we care about their well-being," said Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd president and CEO. "Just as we provide safe and reliable energy for our customers, we also take seriously the broader responsibilities to nourish our local communities, particularly during this season of sharing. Our employees are some of the best volunteers around, and I'm proud of and inspired by all they are doing this holiday season to help and empower others."
At ComEd, volunteerism is a core company value. Employees are on track to volunteer more than 20,000 hours in 2016, a number that has consistently gone up over the past several years. In addition to donating time, employees this year have given more than $1.2 million to local charities and recently donated $57,000 of those funds on Giving Tuesday, which was Nov. 29. Here are some of ComEd employees' 12 Days of Power projects:
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state's population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.