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ComEd Volunteers Flip the Switch on Holiday Spirit with ‘12 Days of Community Energy’

Employees reignite annual volunteering campaign to spread holiday cheer

CHICAGO (Dec. 6, 2018) With the holiday season officially in full swing, ComEd employees are once again working to make this December bright for those in need through the company's "12 Days of Community Energy" campaign. As part of the third-annual initiative, employees will donate their time, energy, and financial resources to nonprofit organizations throughout ComEd's northern Illinois service territory.

"At ComEd, our mission of 'Powering Lives' goes beyond providing safe and reliable energy for our customers. As your neighbor, our employees take seriously the responsibility to give back to the communities where we live and work," said Joe Dominguez, chief executive officer of ComEd. "I'm inspired by how dedicated our people are to serve both our customers and the community by working to make the holidays bright for so many."

Powering a cleaner and brighter future for customers and communities is ComEd's purpose. So far in 2018, the men and women of ComEd have logged more than 25,000 volunteer hours, a number that continues to grow year after year. In addition to donating time, ComEd employees have been generous with their financial giving this year, donating $1.3 million through an employee giving campaign with United Way.

This year's "12 Days of Community Energy" projects include:

  • Dec. 4 – Decorating at Marillac St. Vincent Family Center in Chicago to prepare for the holidays. Volunteers will trim Christmas trees, decorate the Christmas Toy Store, and stuff stockings.
  • Dec. 4 – Decorating the Hephzibah Children's Association group home in Oak Park for the holidays to support children traumatized by neglect and abuse.
  • Dec. 7-8 – Helping Chicago's Erie Neighborhood House prepare for their annual holiday breakfast by wrapping donated gifts and decorating.
  • Dec. 8 – Collecting new hats, gloves, and socks for the participants of El Valor's community center in Chicago to support people with disabilities and the underserved.
  • Dec. 12 – Working alongside residents of Misericordia in Chicago to package baked goods, assist with office skills, and create art projects to support children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Dec. 12-14 – Collecting, unpacking, and organizing thousands of household supplies, food, toys, clothes, coats, hats, and scarfs for approximately 450 families across the Chicago suburbs in partnership with Respond Now.
  • Dec. 13 – Greeting families and handing out toys at the Little Village Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas toy drive. ComEd Energy Force Ambassadors will spread holiday cheer at this ComEd-sponsored event.
  • Dec. 15 & 22 – Assisting children and families with picking toys, providing Winter Wonderland support, and helping with general setup for the Christmas in the Wards toy events at Chicago's west and south side neighborhoods.
  • Dec. 15 – Honoring our nation's heroes buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood by placing wreaths on veteran's graves to support Wreaths Across America.
  • Dec. 17 – Partnering with Meals on Wheels Chicago to serve lunch and play bingo with senior citizens at Levy Senior Center in Evanston to ensure members receive a warm holiday meal and bingo prizes.

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