Dallas digital news source the Dallas Patch recently covered the Stream Cares foundation and its many efforts to support Dallas homeless. Stream Cares is the philanthropic arm of Dallas-based direct energy seller Stream Energy. Stream Energy has been dedicated to charity since its inception. Many of its associates contribute regularly to various institutions, and philanthropy in general is part of the company’s DNA. Stream Cares is a formalization of Streams ongoing charity and it is the first of its kind.
No large corporation has every set up an independent wing just for charity, but that is exactly what Steam Cares is. Stream Energy earmarks a lot of funding for charity, and Stream Cares ensures that money is put to good use. This makes philanthropy as normal as a memo for Stream Energy. Stream Cares works closely with institutions advocate for homeless families. According to Patch, Stream Cares partners with these institutions to provide financial support. One such institution is Hope Supply Co. which helps homeless children prepare for school. Working with Hope Stream has supplied kids with clothes, food, and necessary essentials for school. Stream Cares even finances special events. Recently, Hope Supply Co. instigated Splash for Hope. The event gathered supplies for homeless kids, while allowing said kids to have a day at a waterpark. Stream Cares paid for the attendance and lunch of 1000 of those kids. Their presence was another example of Stream Energy’s desire to give back.
Stream Cares also partners with the American Red Cross to provide emergency services, and Habitat for Humanity to build habitats. Stream’s goal is to minimize the amount of homeless on the streets, and give many poor families a second chance. Their involvement with these institutions hits poverty on all fronts. This is the largest initiative Stream instigates in its aid to the community. Stream also is dedicated to supporting the city of Dallas itself, as well as fund disaster relief. The company was one of the first to lend aid after Hurricane Harvey. Stream may be a successful energy company, but it is also a family, and it wants to pay its success forward.