PALMco, a family owned and operated energy supply company, announced today its third annual commitment to funding environmental science projects in partnership with DonorsChoose, a non-profit crowdfunding platform where teachers can request classroom resources. By partnering with the DonorsChoose.org “Double Your Impact” initiative, qualified projects in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania will receive 50% of their funding by PALMco, until the $25,000 donation goal is reached.
Robert Palmese, President of PALMco, stated:
“A strong education is fundamental to the development of our children and enrichment of the overall communities we serve. How our activities impact the environment and the world we live in is increasingly significant to everyday life. We are grateful that DonorsChoose.org connects us with educators and facilitates informative and engaging ways to teach environmental science and the importance of energy efficiency to the next generation.”
Kristina Joye Lyles, partnerships and business development team member at DonorsChoose, noted:
“This generosity from PALMco will help ensure that the most in-need classrooms are equipped with the resources they need to learn. We are thrilled to team up with PALMco to support environmental science projects for a third year in a row.”
The “Double Your Impact” initiative collects individual donations for up to half of the total project cost, and PALMco’s donation will fund the remaining half to complete the request. In order to maximize the impact, PALMco has selected to match donations to environmental science projects costing a total of up to $800 at underserved schools in the states in which PALMco serves. The two previous donations by PALMco to DonorsChoose.org have reached nearly 20,000 students by completing funding for 221 projects at underprivileged schools.
This partnership is a continued initiative of “PALMco Cares,” a larger effort to give back to the communities in which PALMco operates. Launched in December 2013, PALMco Cares’ inaugural campaign donates $1 per month for each participating gas and/or electric account to the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). Despite long surpassing the initial goal of $10,000, PALMco continues to offer the opportunity for customers to opt into donating.
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