During the 2010 holiday season, Constellation Energy employees adopted 755 angels in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, almost doubling last year’s 400 card commitment. The Angel Tree Program was designed to help disadvantaged families during the holiday season. Each angel card represents a child in need in the Baltimore Area and this year over 6,000 angel cards needed to be fulfilled. The cards list the child’s name and age as well as clothing sizes and gift suggestions.
Throughout Constellation Energy’s office locations in Baltimore (including our downtown offices, BGE HOME, and the RBC Complex) employees donated items. Employees also spent numerous hours at the Salvation Army warehouse during their Elf Days, helping the non-profit organize, sort and distribute these gifts. For instance, members of the Community Service Committee for the Constellation African American Network (CAAN Cares) volunteered during two Elf Days at the warehouse.
“Participating in the Salvation Army Elf Days was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had,” said Adrienne Alberts, a talent acquisition manager and CAAN Cares member. “To see the generosity of so many go towards making a child happy on Christmas morning makes the true meaning of the holiday come to life.”
Multiple divisions, including Supply Chain and Financial Planning, also supported the program by taking part in days of caring at the warehouse. They were able to participate in a teambuilding event and combine it with a project that gives back to the community. Constellation Energy Kids got in on the action too by volunteering during one of the three Elf nights, which are run by Business Volunteers Unlimited. Over 100 volunteers gathered at the warehouse each night to help make sure all the angels’ wish lists were completed before parents began to make pickups.
At the conclusion of this year’s holiday volunteer activities, the Salvation Army presented Constellation Energy with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate.
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