PALMco Invites Communities to Amplify Its $25,000 Donation to Finance Environmental Science Projects for High Poverty Schools Across Seven States
BROOKLYN, NY -- (Marketwired) -- Today, PALMco, a family owned and operated energy supply company, announced a recommitment to funding environmental science projects in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit crowdfunding platform where teachers can request classroom resources. As part of the DonorsChoose.org "Double Your Impact" initiative, PALMco will fund 50% of qualified projects' cost for classes in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, until the donation goal of $25,000 is met by individual donors.
"At PALMco, we believe that every community deserves thriving education systems that can lead to the advancement and betterment of our children," said Robert Palmese, President of PALMco. "As both a father and small business owner, I feel deeply invested in families in each community that we work within. We are proud to continue collaborating with DonorsChoose.org to help every child receive a dynamic learning experience, and thank DonorsChoose.org for offering a valuable way to directly impact the advancement of environmental science and energy conservation curriculums."
"Support from PALMco will help ensure that the most in-need classrooms have access to a quality education in environmental science," said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. "We're very excited to work with PALMco to equip our nation's future scientists and innovators with the best education possible."
PALMco's "Double Your Impact" offer will apply to environmental science projects with a total cost of $800 or less from schools in underserved communities in the seven 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. April 2014's partnership with DonorsChoose.org reached over 7,500 students through 95 fully funded projects, and PALMco hopes to reach more classrooms through this renewed commitment.
This partnership is a continued initiative in "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). In January 2014, PALMco announced that they had surpassed the initial goal of $10,000 but are continuing to offer the opportunity for customers to opt into donating to ACCO.
About PALMco Energy
PALMco is a family owned and operated energy supply company (ESCO) that supplies electricity and gas in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, 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.
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 1.5 million people have donated $287 million to projects that inspire them. All told, over 13.1 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 Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.
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