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DREAM Philadelphia has won the second NRG Gives campaign and a cool hundred grand to boot.
“This incredible gift is an absolute game changer for our organization,” said Jennifer Horan, DREAM’s regional director, in a statement. “$100K will enable DREAM to invest in each of our program sites and expand to new low-income communities in Philadelphia to reach more deserving youth.”
She said the funding will also support DREAM’s Creation Station, “a multi-purpose program center offering hands-on music and arts programming, providing children from all of our sites a safe, creative play space for urban exploration and artistic expression.”
DREAM Philadelphia is the local chapter of a Vermont-based nonprofit that connects low-income youth with mentors and enrichment programs.
— NRG Home (@pickNRG) May 24, 2017
The winner was chosen by the public via an open vote in which almost 300,000 votes were cast. The two runners-up, Friends of the Wissahickon and Career Wardrobe, will receive $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. Finalists were chosen by NRG staff.
This is the second time the energy provider has run the democratic corporate philanthropy program. MANNA was the first winner, as announced in December. NRG Gives plans to offer multiple awards per year.
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