Friday, April 18th, 2014
PALMco's $25,000 Donation to Finance 50% of Projects' Cost for High Poverty Schools in Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

BROOKLYN, NY -- (Marketwired) -- PALMco, a family owned and operated energy supply company, announced today a new partnership with DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit crowdfunding platform where teachers can request classroom resources, to fund environmental science projects in high poverty schools. As part of the DonorsChoose.org "Double Your Impact" initiative, PALMco's offer will fund 50% of qualified projects' cost for classes in Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, until the donation goal of $25,000 is met.


"As a father, I believe in the importance of investing in the education, advancement, and welfare of our children," said Robert Palmese, President of PALMco Energy. "It is especially important to educate children about the impact our day-to-day lives have on the environment, and help them understand the importance of conserving energy and nature. DonorsChoose.org provides an invaluable platform to connect with teachers and students across the country, and PALMco is proud to be part of a larger movement to make sure that every child has access to a dynamic learning experience."


"Teachers play a vital role in educating our youth about the environment, yet they often lack the resources they need to make environmental sciences come to life for their students," said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. "We're grateful to have PALMco as a partner, helping the next generation of ecologists, chemists and oceanographers access a quality education."


The DonorsChoose.org partnership is part of the "PALMco Cares" initiative, a larger effort to give back to the communities in which PALMco operates and allow customers to make an impact on the lives of others by simply paying their energy bill. In December 2013, PALMco launched "PALMco Cares" with the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). For every new customer who participates, PALMco donates $1 every month to ACCO for each gas and/or electric account, with no limit to how much can be donated. In January 2014, PALMco announced that it has reached its donation goal of $10,000 but will continue to offer customers the opportunity to donate to ACCO.


PALMco's "Double Your Impact" offer will apply to environmental science projects with a total cost of $1,500 or less from schools in underserved communities in the six states in which PALMco operates. Once qualifying projects are half funded by individual donors, PALMco's campaign will fund the remaining half of the project. To donate to the projects funded by PALMco, please visit http://bit.ly/1gDGkaQ. To see the progress of PALMco's campaign to date, please visit http://bit.ly/1pdpn0d.


About PALMco Energy
PALMco Energy is a family owned and operated energy supply company (ESCO) that supplies electricity and gas in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Our family has been in the energy business for 75 years, and we dedicate ourselves to providing quality service, customer satisfaction, dependable energy, and competitive prices. For more information, please visit www.palmcoenergy.com.


About DonorsChoose.org 
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than a million people have donated $235 million to projects that inspire them. All told, 11.2 million students -- most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas -- have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.

Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.

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