As 20,000 Californians who live and work in the communities we serve, the men and women of PG&E are passionate about giving back to the neighborhoods we share with our customers. Together, PG&E employees volunteered more than 75,000 hours last year in a range of charitable efforts across Northern and Central California.
In addition to volunteerism, our employees make personal donations to nonprofit organizations and schools in their communities through our annual Campaign for the Community. Last year, employees donated more than $7.3 million and PG&E matched many of those donations, contributing an additional $4 million.
In April 2014, PG&E held its second annual Month of Service where more than 1,500 employees and their friends and families volunteered 12,000 hours.
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“I have fun when I do it. I get to meet people and really connect with the community.”
PG&E Contact Center Operations Safety Lead, Fresno
Last year, PG&E celebrated its 13th anniversary as the statewide Presenting Sponsor of the California State Parks Foundation’s Annual Earth Day Park Restoration and Clean Up. In a single day 1,200 employees and their friends and families spread out across California helping to restore and clean up 12 state parks. In nearly 20 years of support, we have contributed $2.3 million to better the parks throughout California.
Read more about PG&E and Earth Day
"California has been home to PG&E for over a hundred years and as 20,000 men and women who live and work here, our employees are passionate about helping preserve the beauty of our state’s parks for years to come."
Senior Director, PG&E Community Relations
For the past ten years, PG&E has provided over a million dollars in funding and thousands of hours of employee labor to install solar panels on 500 new Habitat for Humanity homes throughout our service area, generating more clean energy and lowering homeowner costs by an average of $500 annually.
Read more about how PG&E helped Habitat for Humanity
"When I go in (to volunteer), I get to hear the person's story about how they are trying to get back on their feet. It opens your eyes ... I like giving back to these organizations that help out. It’s a great feeling".
Manager, PG&E Transportation Services
With the holidays nearing, PG&E employees have been busy volunteering their time, energy and resources to spread Christmas cheer to those in need.
Several thousand of Sacramento’s neediest residents lined up around two city blocks for hours this morning (Nov. 25) in anticipation of a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway that PG&E helped make possible.
About 50 volunteers needed just a few hours to transform a drab stretch of asphalt into a colorful and engaging play area for students at Shearer Elementary School.