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Cambridge and Brant County, ON (January 4, 2022) – Energy+ and its team of employees stepped up in 2021 and surpassed corporate giving targets to support agencies serving people in need in Cambridge, North Dumfries and the County of Brant. Last year, the local hydro utility distributed over $72,000 in corporate and employee donations, community sponsorships, and post-secondary awards. 

"At Energy+, one of the most tangible ways we live out our Core Values is through support for community partners where we live and work. Despite the ongoing pandemic and workplace gathering restrictions, our team found new and creative ways to keep our corporate fundraising fresh and fun," said Ian Miles, Energy+ President and CEO. I am very proud of our employees, who respond with amazing generosity year after year." 

In 2021, Energy+ and its employees generously raised funds for several organizations in our communities, including: 

  • $45,934 was directed to the United Way of Waterloo Region Communities and the United Way of Brant from generous employee/board members' pledges, a corporate matching program, a successful online Silent Auction, and a socially-distanced employee hike.
  • $10,000 was donated to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital for new equipment and St. Joseph Lifecare Foundation to renovate a hospice room to accommodate bariatric patients at The Stedman Community Hospice.
  • $5,000 helped fund three post-secondary students pursuing electrical-related studies at Conestoga College and the University of Waterloo.
  • $5,791 in corporate sponsorships and in-kind gifts went to many non-profit organizations that support local communities' health, safety, and child and youth development.
  • $4,000 was collected from the team's Casual Days for Haven House, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Cambridge Shelter, Nutrition for Learning, St. Monica House, Langs Farm, Lissard House, Send 'em Off Smiling, Breast Cancer Society, Salvation Army and the local SPCAs.
  • Fifteen employees and family members volunteered their time on a Saturday morning to dig a new Micro-forest at a local school in partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region. A $2,000 corporate donation will be used to continue the pilot project in 2022. 

For more information on Energy+'s community contributions and support, please visit. https://www.energyplus.ca/givingback/