Dallas-based energy-friendly company Stream Energy came to the aid of hundreds devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. It surely was not out for money or publicity but in showing hospitality to people affected by the hurricane and the community at large, they built rapport with the same community they helped and those looking to do business with them.
That is the power of creating a philanthropic branch of a company. Usually when a corporation is charitable, it does so on a public stage in the hopes of overshadowing a considerably rough patch for the company. However, Stream Energy personalizes their philanthropy through local efforts working alongside charities like habitat for Humanity and Red Cross. Stream Energy’s process of helping is very uncomplicated. Their employees are compensated to create and manage relationships with clients and offer them many services along the lines of mobile phones, fixed-rate energy, discounted clean energy and virtual doctors.
In addition to this, Stream tackles the struggle of homelessness by way of a company named Hope. The combined effort of both companies have paid the way for 1,000 homeless children to have entrance and meals in a local water park, giving them money and supplies on top of that. Also, Stream helped victims of tornadoes in North Texas back in 2016 by giving donations through employees that raise them and money from the company itself. Through the mission Operation Once in a Lifetime, Stream supported veterans in Dallas by buying them lunch.
On top of this, Stream also helped to facilitate The American Girl Doll experience which supported 10 girls who were presented American Girl dolls and treated to lunch on the company’s dime. Apparently, Texas as a whole has not widely been considered a place of great charity. Stream has made it their mission to change the narrative when it comes down to doing for others without exactly expecting anything in return. Through their philanthropy using Stream Cares, Stream Energy helps Texas be known for generosity through employee work, Stream’s giving spirit and their overall dedication to genuinely helping those who cannot always help themselves.