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 ReduceYourUseForGood.com 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 ReduceYourUseForGood.com.
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 www.directenergy.com.
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 www.adventureplace.ca.
Jeff Lanthier, Direct Energy, +1-905-943-6260 - Office, +1-647-221-4763 -
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