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PECO Volunteers Brighten the Holidays with ‘PECO Powers 12 Days of Community Energy’ Initiative

Employees are getting in the holiday spirit with annual campaign to give back to nonprofits across the Greater Philadelphia Region 

PHILADELPHIA (November 27, 2018) – The holiday season has officially arrived, and PECO employees are once again working to make the holiday season bright for local nonprofits and charity organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The company launched its "PECO Powers 12 Days of Community Energy" campaign, which highlights how its employees are donating their time, energy, and financial resources to support those in need.

"During this season of giving, it's important that we do more for our customers than keep the lights on and the gas flowing," said Mike Innocenzo, PECO president and CEO. "Year after year, our employees continue to inspire me with their dedication to empowering others and reaching out where help is needed most."

Philanthropy and volunteerism are key elements of the company's culture, as PECO powers the communities and customers they serve through giving. In 2018 alone, employees have logged more than 10,000 volunteer hours. In addition to donating time, PECO employees have also offered their financial support to local charities across the Greater Philadelphia region this year, donating more than $600,000 through an Employee Giving Campaign with United Way.

Here is how "PECO Powers 12 Days of Community Energy:"

  • Nov. 19 – Assembled "Comfort Kits" for cancer patients receiving inpatient care at the Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which will be delivered by HEADStrong Foundation.
  • Nov. 22 – Joined MANNA to help prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the sick and terminally ill.
  • Nov. 29 – Cleaning and organizing the different animal spaces, while helping the animals socialize and exercise at the Brandywine Valley SPCA
  • Nov. 29 – Providing one-on-one mentoring to "littles" a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania through the organization's "Beyond School Walls" program.
  • Nov. 30 – Dipping or jumping into an icy pool to be "Freezin for a Reason," as part of the Philadelphia Polar Plunge, which raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania's Philadelphia local program (SOPA-Philadelphia).
  • Dec. 3 – Sorting and wrapping donated toys to prepare for the Red Cross' annual holiday celebration, for children impacted by house fires, floods or other disasters.
  • Dec. 5 – Wrapping brand new toys to collected through the Adopt a Family program for underprivileged children and families served by PathWays PA.
  • Dec. 5 – Coordinating and helping children play several games, including: bowling, ring toss and bean bags, as well as serving meals to the families in attendance at the Red Cross' annual holiday celebration.
  • Dec. 11 – Reading and mentoring children by conducting one-on-one literacy coaching with Philadelphia Reads
  • Dec. 12 – Joining MANNA to help prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the sick and terminally ill.
  • Dec. 16 – Hosting a family and helping children with the many games, arts and crafts, and receiving toy donations, among other volunteer activities, at the Operation Brotherly Love event, "A Carnival for Kids."
  • Dec. 17 – Sorting collected toys that will be donated to deserving families and children by the Salvation Army.



PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 523,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company's 2,700 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. In 2018, PECO was named to Forbes Magazine's list of Best Employers for Women. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.8 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,000 local jobs and producing $775 million in labor income. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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