- Employees helped to clean and revitalize Baltimore’s House of Ruth, one of the nation’s leading domestic violence centers and Baltimore’s first crisis shelter. Projects included weeding, raking, trimming, and even cutting down old shrubs and trees to make way for a new fence and two updated playgrounds, a new storage shed for children’s toys, replacement of the old playground filling with new, stable footing, and new outside lights and wiring.
- Employees also tackled the makeover of Prologue Inc.’s satellite shelter, which provides community-based support for individuals both experiencing and recovering from mental illness. Over the course of three days, employees provided a fresh coat of paint to seven rooms, laid new carpet throughout the entire house, replaced the sink and toilet in the main bathroom and were able to replace some major appliances.
CALVERT CLIFFS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
- Employees volunteer to support numerous agencies during United Way Day of Caring events in Southern Maryland and serve as the largest contributor to the United Way in both Calvert and St. Mary’s counties of Southern Maryland.
- Employees mentor and work with schoolchildren as part of the Student Mentors, Readers and Tutors (SMART) Program. Many of our engineers and young nuclear professionals teach students about nuclear energy and electricity, and assist teachers in science fairs.
- Employees assist low-income homeowners who cannot afford to repair their homes through the Christmas in April Program. Calvert Cliffs employees and their family members make it possible for some of our neighbors to stay in their homes in warmth, safety and independence.
- Calvert Cliffs sponsors an annual Black History Month poster contest with local school students, ranging in age from kindergarten to 12th grade. More than 900 entries were received for the 2011 contest.
- Calvert Cliffs hosts an annual golf tournament for the Believe-in-Tomorrow Children’s Foundation. In 2010, $13,000 was raised and more than $120,000 has been raised in the 16 years Calvert Cliffs has hosted the event, which is the longest running golf tournament for the foundation.
NINE MILE POINT NUCLEAR STATION
- NMP has been the largest corporate contributor to the local United Way for nearly 20 years, with employees pledging more than $150,000 annually. NMP also contributes through sponsorship of the annual golf tournament and donating to the United Way’s many dependent agencies.
- NMP contributed nearly $15,000 in financial support to the American Red Cross over the last year and employees participate in several on-site blood donation drives annually.
- Through a donation of $22,000, NMP serves as the primary sponsor of Oswego County’s Call-N-Ride program, which provides free transportation throughout the county for individuals with special needs. NMP has been the chief contributor to the service since 2005.
- NMP sponsors a variety of environmental education programs in Oswego County, including Ducks Unlimited and Kindred Kingdoms.
- NMP also supports, both financially and through volunteers, Oswego County’s Soil and Water Agricultural and Home Safety Day Camp, which provides comprehensive safety training for over 600 Oswego County fifth graders. The program teaches students how to prevent injuries by recognizing potential hazards around the home and farm.
R.E. GINNA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
- Ginna’s American Nuclear Society (ANS) chapter provides $3,000 in Education Excellence Grants annually to assist schools in purchasing equipment that promotes engineering, science and mathematics. Each year, Ginna’s ANS holds a full-day nuclear energy workshop for teachers and provides lessons plans and activities they can bring back to their schools.
- Employees participate in the Giving Tree Program with the Wayne County Action Program to support families in need during the holiday season.
- Ginna provides financial and volunteer support to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Once a month, Ginna employees develop a project and bring it to schools. Past projects include building bird houses, live line demonstrations and a texting-while-driving simulator.
- Ginna employees save lives by participating in American Red Cross blood drives.
- Ginna involves local students in creating artwork for the Annual Emergency Preparedness Calendar. A reception is held for selected artists and their families.
CENG COMMUNITY GIVING & SUPPORT
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s (CENG) focus is on generating electricity safely, reliably and efficiently while at the same time engaging with the communities in which we operate. Each year, CENG and its employees make considerable financial contributions to nonprofit organizations and community events. We focus our corporate giving in four key areas of interest: arts and education, economic development, the environment and safety.
Through financial support, we are able to help keep valuable community resources available for those in need, support family-based activities and help educate others on the importance of protecting our environment.
We recognize it goes beyond just dollars and a significant number of our employees volunteer within their local communities. It is through their generous spirit that CENG has become known as a valuable corporate neighbor.
CENG Community Giving Focus Areas:
- Arts & Education: Support organizations and programs which provide access to arts and culture in our local communities as well as educational institutions and programs targeted at youth in our communities.
- Economic Development: Support efforts to simulate business growth and sustainability in our local communities.
- Environment: Increase collaborative environmental stewardship initiatives between citizens, business and government for the preservation of our natural environment.
- Safety: Support organizations and programs that provide safety education as well as providing safety equipment.