Cirro Energy Donation to Power Holiday Toy Store at Children’s Advocacy
Center of Collin County
PLANO, Texas -- December 9, 2013
A $5,000 donation from Cirro Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, will
help power the “Holly Jolly” Holiday Project at the Children’s Advocacy Center
of Collin County (CACCC). The families and caregivers of abused and neglected
children in the Advocacy Center’s care will choose toys from the Toy Store
powered by Cirro Energy on December 12 at 2205 Los Rios Blvd. in Plano.
Cirro Energy and CACCC will host an opening ceremony on December 11 at the Toy
Store. After Cirro Energy team members help set up the store, CACCC and local
dignitaries will officially open it. Cirro Energy officials will then present
a $5,000 check to help buy toys to fill the store.
“The Cirro Energy team shares the Advocacy Center’s passion for helping abused
and neglected children,” said Jim Hayes, managing director for Cirro Energy.
“By donating our time, efforts and money, we hope to inspire and spread cheer
to these deserving kids through the Toy Store powered by Cirro Energy.”
Each year, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County hosts an annual
Holiday Project for children in its care. Last year, CACCC served more than
1,100 children through the Toy Store.
This year the Toy Store powered by Cirro Energy gives caregivers of children
served by CACCC the opportunity to pick three gifts. Cirro Energy’s donation
directly funds the organization’s Holiday Project. The majority of the money
from Cirro Energy will buy gifts for the Toy Store. This is the first time
that the Toy Store has received commercial underwriting.
The public can contribute by sponsoring one child’s holiday gifts, “adopting”
an entire family or donating a gift card or new, unwrapped toy from December 5
through 9. In addition, CACCC relies on volunteers to help operate the Toy
Store. This year, Cirro Energy employees will volunteer their time to help set
up the Toy Store.
“Children come to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County broken,
battered and abused,” said Melanie Carroll, vice president of development,
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. “The Holiday Project is a unique
opportunity for the community to bring such happiness to these children by
making their holiday wishes come true. We appreciate the support of Cirro
Energy and everyone who volunteers their time, money and energy to make the
holidays special for the children that we serve.”
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County provides safety to children
victimized by abuse or neglect. By coordinating and tracking the efforts of
all the professionals working each child’s case, the CACCC ensures no client’s
needs go unmet.They provide help, such as assistance with rent, food or other
basic needs for victims of abuse. CACCC also offers comprehensive therapeutic
services for children and their non-offending family members who experience
trauma as a result of abuse.
About Cirro Energy
Cirro Energy brings a smarter approach to retail electricity service. A
subsidiary of Dominion, one of the nation's largest producers and transporters
of energy, Cirro Energy delivers superior customer service and savings to
residential and business customers in Texas. From competitively priced plans
for electricity to Smart Shop energy efficiency products, Cirro Energy
empowers consumers to make smart choices that save them money. Visit
www.cirroenergy.com for more information on Cirro Energy.Media can contact
Scott Black of TPRM at (214) 520-3430 ext. 303. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company's Web site at www.dom.com.
About Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, a non-profit 501©3, provides
safety, healing and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect. The
Center has created a multi-disciplinary team to investigate, treat and
prosecute child abuse cases within Collin County. Since opening in 1992, the
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County and its partners have offered free
services to more than 50,000 children. For more information, visit
caccollincounty.org or call (972) 633-6600.
for Cirro Energy
Scott Black, 214-520-3430 ext. 303
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