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Direct Energy Inducted into Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Million Club

Honor Received as Part of National Energy Awareness Month Celebration

Direct Energy Inducted into Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Million Club | Direct Energy Blog

As one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, Direct Energy was keen to celebrate Energy Awareness Month in October. But instead of the traditional balloons and cake (or even an energy-efficient party!), we wanted to make a difference with our energy expertise. Thus, we are proud to announce that Direct Energy marked that occasion with its induction into Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Million Club.

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The Miracle Million Club honors companies that have raised $1 million or more in one year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals. These hospitals provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada.

Direct Energy became a partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in December 2015 with a $5 million commitment to Texas Children’s Hospital. This gift will help to expand Texas Children’s Heart Center, allowing more children with critical heart conditions to receive the help they need.

Direct Energy employees across the United States were given the opportunity to play a part in this generosity. This past October 2016, in conjunction with Energy Awareness Month, Direct Energy held its annual “DE in Motion Miracle Challenge.” Around 3,000 employees set personal wellness goals, like taking the stairs or getting 30,000 steps on their pedometers each day. For every fitness challenge employees completed, Direct Energy made an additional donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, up to $150,000.

Direct Energy Inducted into Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Million Club | Direct Energy Blog
According to Badar Khan, President and CEO of Direct Energy (right), “Since we announced our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, our employees across the country have helped to make a difference at their local CMN Hospitals through volunteering and fundraising.”

From visiting the hospitals to coordinating children’s toy and game drives, as well completing a well-being goal for others, I’m honored to work alongside people with a passion for serving the children of their local communities.

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Ginny Walters is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin. When not in the office, she enjoys stretching her legs in a good workout, trying new recipes in the kitchen, or continuing her quest for the perfect coffee shop with the best latte.