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18 Apr 2011

Exelon employees lead more than 80 service projects for National Volunteer Week

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April 18, 2011 Category: Local Posted by:

Employee volunteers representing the Exelon family of companies will observe National Volunteer Week by completing more than 5,000 hours of community service in the communities Exelon serves.

 

“Our companywide observance of National Volunteer Week grows each year and continues to contribute meaningfully to the communities we serve,” said John W. Rowe, Exelon chairman and CEO. “But our employees’ commitment to volunteerism is hardly limited to one week out of the year.

 

Thousands of dedicated Exelon employees partner year-round with their local service organizations to improve the environment and quality of life for people in their communities and beyond.”

 

National Volunteer Week, which officially takes place April 10-16, 2011, is an annual, nationwide observance of individuals’ and organizations’ contributions to their communities. Exelon recognizes National Volunteer Week by empowering employee volunteers to design service projects and recruit others to participate.

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During the week, PECO employees will participate in more than 20 events, including:

 

Friday, April 15

Project: PECO at Silver Lake Nature Center

Date: Friday, April 15

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Silver Lake Nature Center

1306 Bath Road

Bristol , PA 19007

Description: Approximately 25 volunteers will participate in an environmental activity, in support of Exelon 2020, to help Silver Lake Nature center spruce up their community garden in anticipation of this year’s growing season.

 

Project: PECO with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Date: Friday, April 15

Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

Location: Spring Garden Neighborhood near Fairmount Park

Intersection of 18th St and North St

Philadelphia , PA 19130

Description: Approximately 25 volunteers will be led by an expert tree-tender planting volunteer, serving on behalf of PHS, to help plant 45 trees in the Spring Garden neighborhood in Philadelphia .

 

Project: PECO at Eugenia Maria de Hostos Charter School

Date: Friday, April 15

Time: Noon to 3 p.m.

Location: Eugenia Maria de Hostos Charter School

4322 N. 5th Street

Philadelphia , PA 19140

Description: Approximately 10 volunteers will visit Eugenia Maria de Hostos Charter School to help clean, till and plant flowers in their garden.

 

Saturday, April 16

Project: PECO at Liberty Lands Park as part of Greater Philadelphia Cares LOVE Your Park!

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Liberty Lands Park

913-961 North 3rd Street

Philadelphia , PA 19123

Description: Approximately 20 volunteers will work alongside community members from the Friends of Liberty Lands Park to help clean-up the park to prepare it for the spring/summer months.

Project: PECO at Taller Puertorriqueño

Project Leader: Lourdes Fernandez

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Taller Puertorriqueño

2721 N. 5th Street

Philadelphia , PA 19133

Description: Approximately 10 volunteers will visit Taller Puertorriqueño to help clean, till and plant flowers in their garden.

Exelon’s corporate citizenship program, “Energy for the Community,” offers a year-round slate of service projects across the company’s service territories. Energy for the Community was named “Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year” for the third consecutive year in 2010 by VolunteerMatch, a national nonprofit focused on engaging volunteers, for exceeding all achievement and service benchmarks. In 2010, more than 2,000 Exelon employee volunteers dedicated nearly 66,000 hours to community nonprofit organizations. This is equivalent to 1,650 workweeks or nearly 32 years of fulltime service.

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