Many companies in the United States incorporate philanthropic efforts into their overall business plans. Ask just about any “C” level executive in a corporation, and he or she would tell you it is not only an altruistic venture that benefits others, but also an image enhancer for the company. One may say it is surprising, then, that more companies in the great state of Texas do not follow this example. One company in the Lone Star State, however, has been contributing their time. talent and treasure to those in need for over a decade.
Stream Energy, based in Dallas, Texas, is a direct-selling company that provides services for energy, wireless phone, and protective home services. Recently the company’s philanthropic efforts were highlighted in an article posted on Patch.com (see: “Dallas-Based Stream Energy Creates Stream Cares For Philanthropy” — by: Leslie Kennedy, Patch.com, March 5, 2018 https://patch.com/texas/dallas-ftworth/dallas-based-stream-energy-creates-stream-cares-philanthropy ). In this article we find that phllanthropic work has been woven into the culture of the company from the get go. This is perhaps best summarized by this quote from Kimberly Girard, Senior Event Manager at Stream Energy: “We’re an organization with heart, and we plan to consistently identify new and strategic ways to give back — especially ways that tie in with the efforts of our associates.”
As direct sellers of the Stream Energy portfolio of products and services, these associates are driven not only by their commissions, but their desire to make a positive difference in their marketplace and community. “Giving back” has taken many different forms throughout the years. One example is Operation Once in a Lifetime, an initiative in which Stream Energy associates worked to provide financial and moral support to veterans and their families.
More recently, Stream Energy formed Stream Cares Foundation, in partnership with Hope Supply Co. to assist those in need. Hope Supply Co. has been in business for a number of years providing clothing, school supplies and more to the homeless. Together, these two organizations are working hard to help not only the homeless community, but also those affected by natural disasters.