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3rd Quarter Initiative in 2014 – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Thanks again to all XOOM Energy employees who participated in the ALS #icebucketchallenge this past Friday. The turnout was great and helped build awareness for a truly worthy cause! As employees, we raised $315; a sum that was matched by XOOM for a total contribution of $630 to the ALS Association.

The story behind the #icebucketchallenge is an amazing one and although we enjoyed the comradery of participating with others all around the world, it’s important that we keep in mind the real purpose of our contribution. XOOM Energy is actively involved in serving the communities we live and work in. We’re excited to have been a part of this viral campaign and we look forward to future opportunities to serve as corporate citizen.

2nd Quarter Initiative in 2014 – Second Harvest Food Bank Food Drive

XOOM Energy is committed to making a difference here in the Carolinas and is partnering once again with the Second Harvest Food Bank to host our 3rd Annual Food Drive. For two weeks during the month of June (June 16th – June 27th) XOOM Energy collected food and grocery items for children, families and seniors currently in need. In the spirit of friendly competition, the XOOM employees were divided into five teams, each one led by a member of the Executive Committee. The teams including team “Shock and Awe”, “Captain Crunch and the Cereal Killers”, “No Margarine for Error” and “Feeding Frenzy” competed over the two - week period to see which could make the largest donation to Second Harvest. In addition to staff donations, XOOM Energy team members also volunteered their time at the Second Harvest sorted and examining donated food items. XOOM is proud to have made an overall donation of 4,812 pounds to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Plans for the 2015 partnership are already underway; XOOM will continue supporting the largest hunger relief charity in the area in their mission to supply a network of over 600 non - profit agencies across 19 counties with food and essential grocery products.

1st Quarter Initiative in 2014 – Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation Partnership

XOOM Energy is currently working hand in hand with the MFLCF to help raise awareness and donations through our partnership. The MFLCF works with veterans and families of veterans in our community on projects ranging from annual bike ride to building homes for veterans. Through our partnership with the MFLCF customers can now donate 5% of your energy spend without costing them a thing. To learn more about how you can direct 5% of your home or business energy spend to a great cause visit Ourtimetoserve.com for complete program details or visit mflcf.org to learn about the great work of this organization in our community.

4rth Quarter Initiative in 2013 – Christmas Gifts For Military Families

XOOM Energy worked together with the MFLCF, Miltary Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation (mflcf.org) to collect gifts for 10 local military families for the holidays. Employees of XOOM Energy did their part in providing gifts for all family members in the hopes of adding a little bit more under the tree on Christmas morning. XOOM Energy was proud to be able to do our small part and thank our men and women in uniform through this amazing local organization.

3rd Quarter Initiative in 2013 – XOOM Energy Fall Festival to Benefit Classroom Central

XOOM Energy’s annual Fall Festival was especially meaningful this year because all the money raised is being donated to a good cause. During the week of October 14th, XOOM employees participated in costume contests, a bake sale and a silent auction to raise money for Classroom Central, an organization dedicated to providing school supplies for students, teachers and classrooms in need.

Classroom Central was formed thirteen years ago, with the mission of equipping students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Currently, six school districts (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell-Statesville, Kannapolis, Lancaster and Union) receive supplies that allow teachers to create inviting learning environments and support student’s academic and personal growth.

XOOM’s Fall Festival kicked-off with a themed costume contest and staff members dressed as notable celebrities such as Lucille Ball (50’s Day), Mr. T (80’s Day) and Steve Urkel (Jocks vs. Nerds Day) on various days throughout the week.

Culinary creativity was on full display during the bake sale and the XOOM team took full advantage of the delicious items provided by various employees. Contributions were also collected from the Silent Auction, where donated items and services of every price point were available for purchase.

By the end of the week, spirits were high and awareness was raised concerning impoverished children in our communities. This donation, coupled with the funds raised over the summer during the “XOOM Sports Shorts” event, brought the total XOOM Energy donation to $3,000. Given the success of the event, XOOM management looks forward to expanding the Fall Festival in 2014 and looking for other ways to support charitable organizations in our area.

2nd Quarter Initiative – Second Harvest Food Bank (North Carolina)

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina was founded in 1981 with the goal of ending hunger for families across North and South Carolina.
As the largest hunger relief charity in the area, they supply a network of over 600 non-profit agencies across 19 counties with food and essential  grocery products.

In June, XOOM Energy was proud to partner with Second Harvest and our neighbors at the Hunstad Kortesis Center in the annual “Quest for the Cup” food drive. The XOOM Energy “Power Players” and Hunstad Kortesis Center “Beauty Builders” battled it out to see which organization could make the largest donation to Second Harvest over a two week period.  In addition to staff donations from our two organizations, we collected items from
members of the community who stopped by our headquarters in Huntersville, NC to place items in our lobby drop box.

In the end, the Power Players were victorious over the Beauty Builders but the real winners were our friends at Second Harvest. 
They’ll make sure that the 3,200 pounds of groceries collected are distributed to families in need across the Carolinas – powering change for the better, close to home.