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  • $ 1.1 MILLION

    DONATED TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH
    THE RELIANT GIVES VOTE PROGRAM SINCE 2016

    Quotation right We designed the Reliant Gives Vote program as a way to empower employees and communities to help support organizations that are making a difference. Along the way, we realized we created a platform that allowed anyone from anywhere to get involved with communities across Texas with just a few clicks. Congratulations to all of our heroes – the nonprofits, the employees and everyone who votes. Quotation left

    – Elizabeth Killinger, President of Reliant and NRG Retail

    Through Reliant Gives Vote, nonprofits were nominated by Reliant employees, and the public directed our charitable giving. The organizations that were nominated serve communities where we live and work alongside our customers. Reliant supports local communities through volunteerism, charitable giving and partnerships with a variety of organizations. In 2019, our employees volunteered 7,000 hours, and we donated $3.5 million to 200 community programs across Texas. Learn more about our efforts.

    Meet our previous recipients

    October 2019

    Ally’s Wish

    Ally’s Wish
    $100,000

    Ally’s Wish is a nonprofit organization based in North Texas devoted to granting a last wish to young, terminally ill mothers with children.

    allyswish.org

    Vogel Alcove

    Vogel Alcove
    $20,000

    Vogel Alcove is a nonprofit on a mission to help young children and families overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness.

    vogelalcove.org

    Texans Can Academies

    Texans Can Academies
    $10,000

    Texans Can Academies is a nonprofit working to reduce school dropouts by guiding students toward graduation and beyond for brighter, more prosperous futures.

    www.texanscan.org

    June 2019

    Read Fort Worth

    Lunches of Love
    $100,000

    Lunches of Love provides free and nutritious sack lunches to children in food insecure households during extended school holidays and weekends. No child should go hungry.

    lunchesoflove.net

    Camp For All

    Shriners Hospitals for Children®
    $30,000

    Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Houston provides surgery and rehabilitation for kids with special conditions, including facial clefts, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

    shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

    Undies for Everyone

    Bo’s Place
    $20,000

    Bo’s Place is a bereavement center that helps children, adults and families cope with the death of a loved one through a variety of free grief support services.

    bosplace.org

    October 2018

    Read Fort Worth

    Read Fort Worth
    $100,000

    Read Fort Worth is reducing high school dropout rates by improving literacy among 3rd graders at Fort Worth ISD. 

    readfortworth.org

    Camp For All

    Camp For All 
    $20,000

    Camp For All is a barrier-free camp. It gives children and adults with special needs and challenging illnesses the opportunity to discover life. 

    campforall.org

    Undies for Everyone

    Undies for Everyone
    $10,000

    Undies for Everyone enhances the self-esteem, dignity, hygiene and success of disadvantaged students by providing them with new underwear. 

    undiesforeveryone.org

    May 2018

    CASA

    CASA
    $100,000

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County advocates for the best interest for abused and neglected children in foster care.

    casaofcollincounty.org

    The Rose

    The Rose
    $20,000

    The Rose saves lives through quality breast health services, advocacy and access to care for all.

    therose.org

    SIRE

    SIRE
    $10,000

    SIRE improves the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship activities and therapies.

    sire-htec.org

    December 2017

    Operation Kindness

    Operation Kindness
    $100,000

    Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs until each is adopted into a responsible home while advocating for humane values and behavior.

    operationkindness.org

    Kids’ Meals

    Kids’ Meals
    $10,000

    Kids' Meals delivers free, healthy meals year-round to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children. Each weekday, Kids’ Meals provides approximately 2,700 meals to children under five who are impacted by hunger and food insecurity.

    kidsmealsinc.com

     
    A Second Cup

    A 2nd Cup
    $100,000

    A 2nd Cup is a nonprofit coffee shop dedicated to ending human trafficking. The shop encourages conversation to the cause and invests in survivor after-care programs and other anti-trafficking organizations.

    a2ndcup.com

    Girlstart

    Girlstart
    $10,000

    Girlstart increases girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through innovative education programs and reaches over 16,500 girls and communities annually in Central Texas.

    girlstart.org/houston

    Southwest Transplant Alliance

    Southwest Transplant Alliance
    $5,000

    Southwest Transplant Alliance serves as a bridge between organ donors and people awaiting lifesaving transplants. They play a vital role in organ and tissue donation and transplantation through recovery and allocation.

    organ.org

    December 2016

    Warren Center Logo

    The Warren Center
    $100,000

    The Warren Center serves, empowers and advocates for children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities. Their vision is to make sure all children, no matter their condition, reach their full potential.

    thewarrencenter.org

    Snowdrop Foundation win

    Snowdrop Foundation
    $10,000

    Snowdrop Foundation provides scholarships to childhood cancer survivors and current patients attending or planning to attend an institute of higher education in the U.S.

    snowdropfoundation.org

    CYCLE win

    CYCLE
    $5,000

    Changing Young Children's Lives through Education is a children's charity dedicated to improving literacy for at-risk children in Grades K – 3 in Title One elementary schools in the Greater Houston area. CYCLE's program enables students who improve their literacy skills in the classroom to earn a new bicycle.

    cyclehouston.org

    September 2016

    Friends for Life

    Friends For Life
    $100,000

    Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization is the only no-kill, LEED-certified animal shelter in Texas, with cageless rooms, natural light and noise-reducing acoustics.

    friends4life.org

    Metrocrest Services

    Metrocrest Services
    $10,000

    Metrocrest Services provides assistance to individuals, families and seniors dealing with crisis situations who need help stabilizing their lives or who require support to live independently.

    metrocrestservices.org

    Driscoll Children's Hospital

    Driscoll Children's Hospital
    $5,000

    Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a world-class, 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center — the only hospital in South Texas with an intensive care unit devoted solely to the care of critically ill or injured children.

    driscollchildrens.org

    May 2016

    Houston Area Women's Center Holding Check

    Houston Area Women's Center
    $100,000

    The Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward by providing shelter, counseling and advocacy.

    hawc.org

    Retreet Holding Check

    RETREET
    $10,000

    RETREET is a group of tree and bicycle enthusiasts with strong backs, sharp minds and big hearts who volunteer to replant communities in the wake of disaster, thereby redefining the concept of disaster relief.

    retreet.org

    Leukemia Lymphoma Society Holding Check

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    $5,000

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society—Texas Gulf Coast Chapter seeks to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

    lls.org