Direct Energy to Award Toronto's Adventure Place $2,500 Grant

Toronto-area nonprofit applied to receive funds for energy-efficient upgrades 
TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Direct Energy will be presenting a $2,500 
Reduce Your Use For Good grant to Adventure Place, a nonprofit child and 
family services centre in Toronto.   On January 15, 2013 at 5pm, Adventure 
Place will be hosting board members, staff, families, guests, and executives 
from Direct Energy to celebrate the great work the nonprofit has accomplished 
and accept the grant.  Adventure Place is the first grant recipient in Ontario 
since the inception of the program. 
Through the Reduce Your Use For Good program, Direct Energy is offering 
nonprofits up to $100,000 to implement energy-saving changes to their 
operations, and awards grants in $2,500 increments. Applications are available 
online at and on the Direct Energy Facebook page. 
"We are thrilled to recognize Adventure Place for the great things they are 
doing for the children and families in their community and award them with a 
Reduce Your Use For Good grant," says Eddy Collier, President, Direct Energy 
Services. "This grant will help Adventure Place make energy efficiency 
upgrades to their facility and use those savings for core programs and 
services.  At Direct Energy, we truly believe in sharing our expertise and 
encourage our employees to get involved in making a difference in their 
To apply for the grant, Adventure Place submitted a short video showcasing 
their facility and their mission.   
"We are absolutely thrilled that Direct Energy selected Adventure Place as a 
winner for this grant of $2,500.  Our agency has been providing much needed 
mental health services to children and families for over 40 years and the 
contributions made by corporate partners like Direct Energy help us to reach 
our goals." says Cheryl Webb, Executive Director at Adventure Place. "The 
funds will be used to purchase energy efficient appliances for our children's 
kitchen.  On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, parents, and children, 
thank you very much for your support." 
Adventure Place, established in 1972, is a registered charitable organization 
that provides a continuum of prevention, early intervention, and treatment 
services to young children and families who reside in the Toronto North 
Quadrant. The agency focuses on facilitating improvements in children's 
social, emotional, behavioural, communicative, cognitive, academic, motor and 
physical domains while providing supportive services to families and 
associated early childhood development service providers within the community. 
In an effort to use social media to drive social good, Direct Energy is 
leveraging its Facebook community to help award the grants. For every 2,500 
new "Likes" Direct Energy receives on their Facebook page, they will award 
another nonprofit applicant with $2,500 to be used toward reducing their 
energy use, helping them to continue the good work they do.  
Grant funds can be used for energy-efficient products or services to help 
nonprofits reduce their energy use. To be eligible, organizations must have a 
current and active Registered Charitable Number in Canada or 501(c)(3) status 
in the United States, be registered with and be in good standing with the 
appropriate state registration agency, and be in a Direct Energy service area. 
For more information, visit 
About Direct Energy Direct Energy is North America's largest provider of 
heating & cooling, plumbing and electrical services and a leading energy and 
energy-related services provider with over six million residential and 
commercial customer relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with 
choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of 
innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one 
of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 
46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. To 
learn more about Direct Energy, please visit 
About Adventure Place Adventure Place is a fully-accredited, community based 
agency providing comprehensive mental health, social and developmental 
services dedicated to the well-being and success of children in their early 
years and their families. Adventure Place believes that all children have the 
right to healthy development and the achievement of their full potential. 
To learn more about Adventure Place, please visit 
Jeff Lanthier, Direct Energy, +1-905-943-6260 - Office, +1-647-221-4763 - 
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