This year, Bounce Energy is helping raise awareness and funds for 12 amazing charities with a unique social media campaign — and you can help out, too.
Each month, the Texas-based electricity company starts with a base donation of $2,500, and for each new 'like' on the Bounce Energy page on Facebook or follow for @BounceEnergy on Twitter, an additional 50 cents donation is added for the charity designated that month.
So far this year, Bounce Energy raised an impressive $57,000 to support these hard-working charities. The good causes include:
January — YMCA Houston
The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility.
February — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston
Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a home away from home providing care, compassion and hope to families with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions.
March — St. Jude's Ranch
St. Jude's Ranch helps transform the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community.
April — Conservation Fund
With the help of staff, the Conservation Fund creates and implements innovative, practical ways to benefit the natural world and the well-being of Americans from every walk of life.
May — The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign is dedicated to promoting raising awareness of the challenges service members face during and post-service and providing assistance to all military personnel — past and present — as well as their families.
June — Zoey's Angels
Zoey’s Angels was founded to bring comfort to families who lose an infant child after a lengthy struggle in the hospital.
July — The Periwinkle Foundation
The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults, and families who are challenged by cancer and other life threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.
August — DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable and personal way to address educational inequity.
September — People Against Leigh Syndrome (PALS)
PALS seeks to build awareness of the mitochondrial disease Leigh Syndrome and support efforts that would lead to discover a treatment or a cure.
October — The Rose
The Rose helps reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay.
November — Bo’s Place
Bo’s Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
"Giving back is very important to all of us here at Bounce Energy," said Sabrina Colgin, one of the founders of Bounce Energy who now serves as the Director of Digital for Direct Energy. "Our monthly charity campaign has been a great way for the company to not only connect with the community, but also learn about the growing number of charitable organizations throughout Houston and its surrounding areas."