HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the holidays rapidly approach, Reliant is celebrating Giving Tuesday by kicking off the third round of Reliant Gives, the company’s crowdsourced charitable-giving program.
Three nonprofits have been chosen by Reliant employees for a chance to receive a $100,000 donation. Now Reliant is putting the power of directing its charitable giving in the hands of the public to decide who receives the top prize.
The three finalists are:
- CYCLE: Changing Young Children’s Lives through Education in Houston rewards students with new bicycles for achieving better academic performance in the classroom.
- Snowdrop Foundation in Houston provides scholarships for college-bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors.
- The Warren Center in Dallas provides resources and support to families and young children who struggle with developmental delay or disability.
Voting starts on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 9 a.m. CST, and runs through December 9, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST. The public can cast their vote for one of the three nonprofits an unlimited number of times by visiting www.Reliant.com/vote. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of the voting period will receive $100,000 and the other two nonprofits will receive $10,000 and $5,000, respectively, based on the number of votes they receive.
“This round of Reliant Gives is especially meaningful since each nonprofit focuses on helping children and their families,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant and NRG Retail. “During the holiday season, we’re all looking for ways to get involved in our community and support one another, and Reliant wants to help you do just that. We encourage everyone to vote often to show support and help make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need!”
About Reliant, an NRG company
Reliant brings electricity, smart energy solutions and energy services to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 200 company that is at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Backed by a diverse portfolio of nearly 140 power generating facilities that can support millions of homes and businesses nationwide, NRG’s retail businesses, including Reliant, serve almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, NRG’s retail brands are the largest providers of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant products and services, please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and on Twitter @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007