As part of our focus on a better tomorrow, Direct Energy supports organizations focused on improving the lives of children. Through corporate donations and employee volunteering, we are able to provide charitable assistance that expands beyond our offices and into our communities.
Direct Energy is a proud partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This is a network of 170 children's hospital across the United States and Canada. The money raised supports research and training, purchases equipment, and pays for uncompensated care – all to save and improve the lives of children.
The Direct Energy portfolio of brands first formed a relationship with CMN Hospitals in 2014. In 2015, we raised more than $1 million for CMN Hospitals, which qualified us to join the Miracle Million Club. The club honors those companies that have raised $1 million or more in one year for CMN Hospitals.
To support CMN Hospitals, Direct Energy created an internal initiative called the DE in Motion Miracle Challenge that aims to improve personal health while helping kids at CMN Hospitals. For every mile an employee walks, runs, bikes, jogs or even swims, Direct Energy makes a donation. Since its inception in 2015, more than 5,000 employees participated for a total donation of $300,000. The funds collected during the fitness challenge were distributed to the member Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serving the communities where Direct Energy has offices including Houston, TX; Tulsa, OK; Iselin, NJ; Buffalo Grove, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Tempe, AZ; Columbia, MD and Calgary, Alberta.
We also host a campaign on the CMN Hospitals website where you can donate to this organization as well.
In 2015, Direct Energy announced a commitment of $5 million to Texas Children's Hospital, the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Houston, which helped expand the Texas Children's Heart Center. The hospital serves children from the Houston community, the state of Texas and around the world. Direct Energy's commitment was the largest corporate gift ever made to a Texas Children's campaign priority. This expansion debuted in 2018 with the naming of the Direct Energy Patient Floor and Cardiac Patient Care Unit.
Texas Children's Heart Center is one of the top-ranked cardiology and heart surgery centers in the United States. For more information about Texas Children's Heart Center visit texaschildrens.org/heart.