Just Energy Foundation Blog


     

Happy to support Project Access of County Howard a volunteer physician, dental and healthcare provider that delivers comprehensive medical care to qualified, uninsured residents of Howard County, Indiana at little or no cost to the patient. They provide needed health care to citizens of the community who would otherwise not receive access to healthcare providers. Their goal is for patients to achieve optimal health outcomes.  

 

Just Energy Foundation was delighted to help support the Grimbsy Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit (GAMRU) to purchase vital new navigation equipment. Comprised of volunteers, and most operating costs supported by volunteer contributions, our donation has helped GAMRU secure equipment needed including a new GPS navigation and chart-plotting system. 

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We are proud to once again support the Houston Food Bank through funding from the Just Energy Foundation. Our donation is for their Backpack Buddy program which works to fill the gap by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for school children to take home over the weekend. We have helped provide 7,500 meals to local children in need!


 

Happy to support The Humanitarian Service Project which mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty brings to needy seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane Counties, Illinois, without discrimination or exclusion for any reason. They assist seniors, feed hungry children, and the homeless, as well as lead a Christmas Offering where families with children not only receive food, but also ensure every child has one gift to open during the holidays.
   

Just Energy Foundation is pleased to support Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization raising funds to drive awareness on osteosarcoma, a rare aggressive cancer, common among adolescents and young adults. Our donation will support the Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation Galveston SeaWalk and will contribute to help the patients and family with individual needs, as well as fund research. Amy Gasca, along with some CSRs from our Houston office we’re pleased to present the donation. 

 



Glad to support Alief Family YMCA in Houston, TX with their annual Operation Backpack Drive. With the generous help of some of our Houston staff as well as a donation from the Just Energy Foundation, we were able to provide approximately 620 students in the Alief area with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to prepare them for the new school year.

   

Proud to present a donation to Northern Illinois Food Bank, a non-profit organization that leads the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. With 3 locations, they supply 800 pantries for people without food in Illinois. In total 62 million meals were served last year. Their goal is 75 million to meet 100% of the needs of northern Illinois. Their purchasing power and relationships with major food companies means that every $1 donated is turned into $8! The donation from the Just Energy Foundation will go on to purchase $20,000 worth of food!
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Congratulations to WoodGreen Community Services on receiving the $50,000 Toronto FC Soccer Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation.  Just Energy Senior Vice President, Amy Gasca, was joined by MLSE Foundation representatives and WoodGreen youth for the announcement at BMO Field. The $50,000 grant will directly support the WoodGreen Newcomer Youth Soccer League, which provides opportunities for newcomer youth to meet each other, share common interests, combat isolation and address other issues relating to adjusting to life in a new country

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We’re pleased to support Good Works Houston, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support entrepreneurs in launching innovative market based solutions for Houston’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.  With a focus on community development and youth development, and their donation from the Just Energy Foundation, Good Works Houston expects to reach 5,000+ economically challenged students with the goal of improving literacy rates so that students can begin living at or above their current grade level.

 



Just Energy Foundation continues to support The LAMP in NYC for the third year. The LAMP helps hundreds of students in the inner city by bringing programs to teach technology as well as media hands-on learning on how to understand, create and critique media.




   

Happy to support Cleveland Kid's Book Banka non-profit organization in Northeast Ohio breaking the poverty cycle by exposing low-income children to language and reading from birth. With their mission to foster improved literacy and love of reading they are opening children’s minds to the world beyond their neighborhood and fueling imagination. In partnership with an online bookseller, they bring up to 100,000 free, amazing books to Cleveland every month to children in need. The books are distributed through agencies community-wide that teach and inspire children to read, as well as train at-risk new parents and caregivers in reading literacy.

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Proud to present a donation to the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of more than 12,000 children each year. PAL works to create safe and supportive places for kids to play, as well as trains and certifies more than 1,500 volunteers each year to become encouraging coaches and mentors to the city's youth. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs.

   

The Just Energy Foundation is happy to support the American Red Cross Texas Spring Flood Relief to help address disaster recovery needs. Houston is home to our U.S. headquarters and we want to make sure we’re helping our neighbors recover from the flooding in the area and throughout Texas. Our donation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the communities where we live and work.



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We’re pleased to announce Lady Ballers Camp as this year's recipient of the Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation at Air Canada Centre. Just Energy Vice President of Marketing, Alan Shulman, was joined by MLSE Foundation representatives and youth from the Lady Ballers Camp organization for the announcement. The $50,000 grant will directly support Dunk Like a Girl, which provides girls with basketball skill development as well as nutrition and leadership training.
 


Just Energy is happy to provide financial support to the Salvation Army's Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign to end human trafficking through public awareness, services to trafficked persons, advocacy, and resources and training support to law enforcement.





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Just Energy is delighted to provide further support to 

North York Harvest Food Banknorthern Toronto's primary food bank distributing over two million pounds of food in 2014 through 60 community programs.

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We’re extremely pleased once again to partner with MLSE Foundation to award our second Hockey Community Action Grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton’s Skate the Dream program. 

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On behalf of the Just Energy Foundation, we are happy to provide further support to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, Canada's leading child and youth mentoring charity. Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. 
 
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We're happy to provide further support to Volunteers of America in Upstate NY. Through their hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Since 1896, they have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.


Rockland Country Day School

We are absolutely delighted to make a donation of $10,000 to Rockland Country Day School. The funds covered the costs associated with theIllumination Playground feature at the 4th Annual Winter Shopping Villageevent which took place on December 6th. Our contribution to RCDS’s efforts, through this event, helped raise funds to provide aid for students facing economic hardship.
 
Aspen Family and Community Network Society


The Just Energy Foundation is happy to support 
Aspen Family in Calgary, Alberta, a non-profit organization that helps people break out of the cycle of poverty and create better lives for themselves and their families by providing shelter, food, employment, education and health-care support.  


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On November 18, 2015,  20 Just Energy reps participated in the sweat inducing, adrenaline moving, fun-packed Fall Food Sort Challenge in support of The Daily Bread Food Bank. We're happy to announce that our two teams ranked third and fourth place out of seven crews. Collectively, all teams sorted three thousand pounds of food in just two hours! The food will be distributed across Toronto and served on the tables of families that rely on Daily Bread for support. On behalf of the Just Energy Foundation, we're happy be be a part of such a great cause! Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and who gave their time and effort to help those who need it most close to home.
  Holy Name Medical Center


             
The Just Energy Foundation is proud to offer financial support in the amount of $10,000 to Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC), a not-for-profit healthcare facility in Teaneck, New Jersey offering high quality health care that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance.
Mississauga Food Bank





We're proud to provide further support to The Mississauga Food Bank, a non-profit organization committed to helping the hungry by sourcing, managing and distributing food to a network of member agencies, including neighborhood food banks, before-school breakfast clubs, shelters and hot meal programs. Click here​ ​to learn more.
 
Just Energy Construction

The 
Just Energy Foundation proudly teamed up with Habitat for Humanity on October 21 and 22 in support of a local Build Day project in the community of Houston, TX. Through two half-day building sessions, 18 Just Energy staff members volunteered in the construction to help build a safe and suitable home for a local family-in-need. With our contribution to the organization, we can help ensure that some of our most vulnerable residents receive the assistance they need to secure a safe and nurturing environment. Supporting our communities is extremely important to us and our staff members also share our belief in leading change to help ensure our neighbors have a safe and healthy place to live. 






The Just Energy Foundation is happy to continue our support for The LAMP, a non-profit organization providing vital, hands-on multimedia education that helps people in the New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment. 
 
SeaPerch Challenge

As a proud sponsor of the recent Energy Day Festival, the Just Energy Foundation was honored to present a financial award in support of the SeaPerch Challenge, an innovative underwater robotics competition that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Presented by Deb Merril and James Lewis, Co-CEOs at Just Energy (pictured back row), the award went to top-placing students for their achievements in robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum.
Habitat for Humanity Toronto 

The 
Just Energy Foundation is proud to team up with Habitat for Humanity in support of a local Build Day project. Just Energy staff members volunteered in the construction to help build a safe and suitable home for a local family-in-need in the community of Brampton, Ontario.
 
Yald Football

The Just Energy Foundation is proud to support Young Adult Leadership & Development (YALD), a non-profit organization that focuses on Youth Leadership Development for Junior H.S. through college age students. Located in NYC (Harlem), YALD provides youth with access to information, resources and opportunities, helping them set achievable goals and a positive mindset that will help structure their future. 
 Girls Inc . Of Long Island

Just Energy was honored to support the 16 girls who participated in the  Girls Inc.  Energy Innovations camp at the Brookhaven National Laboratory  in Upton, NY.

  Turning Point Center

Just Energy Foundation is proud to help the Turning Point Center in their effort to provide homeless individuals and families with short-term emergency services. 
Listen to Isha's Story
Houston Food Bank
  Food Bank of the Southern Tier









We were thrilled to support the Houston Food Bank through funding that provided over 36,000 meals for local residents in need. We take seriously our responsibility to the community and are proud to help support the Houston Food Bank deliver much needed services to those in need.

  We're pleased to support the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in New York. About 4.8 million seniors struggle with hunger in the US. The approximate cost for one senior mobile food pantry is $500. Our donation will help provide about five senior mobile food pantry distributions.

Just Energy Foundation Support
  Science and Engineering Fair of Houston

We're happy to support 
Arc of Westchester , the largest agency in Westchester County, NY serving children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Arc of Westchester provides more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.

 
Just Energy was thrilled to be a part of the very successful and much-anticipated Energy Day 2014 in Houston, TX, Houston’s largest free family annual festival showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We’re proud to help Energy Day lead the way in reinforcing the importance of STEM education and the development of new energy technology, and to award top performing students!

 Just Energy Foundation Support    Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC

Just Energy is happy to support 
Homes with Hope  in Houston, TX, a private, non-profit Child- Placing Agency for children in foster care. Their mission is to restore abandoned, abused or neglected children by placing them in a community of Christ-centered families, in relationship with the local church, who will care for these children through foster care and adoption.

  We're happy to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC! Since 1904, their mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. They partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.

BFL Support
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thanks to our friends at Breakfast For Learning for letting us be a part of one of their many nutritional programs in our local community. We're honored to provide financial support to an organization that is making an incredible difference in the lives of Canadian children. Breakfast for Learning has been helping support and sustain school-based breakfast, lunch and snack programs for over 20 years. In the 2014/15 school year, they funded 2,174 breakfast, lunch and snack programs operating in 1,899 school/community sites, supporting 271,663 children and youth, providing more than 44 million nourishing meals and snacks.

  On behalf of The Just Energy Foundation, and Just Energy's VP of Marketing, Al Shulman, we're happy to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto ! As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizen. For over 100 years, the organization has been providing mentors to children and youth in need of additional positive adult support.  
 The Lamp Media Project    Just Energy Foundation Support

We’re pleased to provide financial support to LAMP, a non-profit organization providing vital, hands-on multimedia learning services that help people in our New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment.

 
Just Energy is thrilled to support The MLLES Alumnae Inc., a non-profit organization that provides programming, service projects and scholarships to young women of color in the Houston area. The largest of these programs is the Annual Mademoiselle Conference with workshops covering health, higher education, social and life skills.

Gleaners Food Bank


Brampton Support

The Just Energy Foundation is proud to support Gleaners Community Food Bank . For more than 37 years, Gleaners has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.


We’re happy to support the Brampton Women’s Shelter, or organization that provides shelter, support, counseling and advocacy to help abused women and their children break the cycle of violence. 
Utility Emergency Services Fund   Volunteers of America Upstate NY
Just Energy is please to offer financial support to Utility Emergency Services Fund in Philadelphia, PA. UESF stabilizes housing for vulnerable families facing a housing crisis by addressing their immediate needs and removing the barriers to long-term stability.
   
Just Energy is happy to provide financial support to Volunteers of America in Upstate New York, and also honored to have had the pleasure of being accompanied by Andreas Rau, Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Rochester and a JE customer. The organization is dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare. 

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  CY-Hope
 
Just Energy is proud to support The Scott Mission in Toronto, Canada, a charitable organization that was established to respond to the everyday needs - such as food, clothing and lodging – to of the poor and homeless in our community.

  Just Energy is happy to support Cy-Hope in Houston, TX. Cy-Hope’s mission is to bring HOPE to at-risk children so they will grow up to be well educated and productive citizens, making a lasting and positive impact on the community of Cy-Fair.

 Just Energy Foundation Employees    Toronto Raptors Community Action
On Wednesday, May 20th, Just Energy's co- CEO, James Lewis, and team participated in a volunteer school beautification project in support of Communities in Schools. The team visited Spring Woods Middle School in Houston, TX, and spent the day planting various garden trees and shrubs in the school's courtyard. The Just Energy Foundation proudly donated $2500 to Communities in Schools which was used to purchase plants, flowers and other garden supplies for Spring Woods Middle School. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and donated their time to make a positive contribution in their community.

 
We’re excited to announce that our basketball Community Action Grant recipient has been selected! Our VP of Marketing, Al Shulman, joined MLSE Foundation representatives yesterday (May 26th) to present the winner, YouthLink in Toronto, with a grant of $50,000 on behalf of the Just Energy Foundation. A leader in promoting the mental health and well-being of low-income and marginalized youth in Toronto, YouthLink helps youth at risk through a range of free services to develop their strengths, build new skills and pursue their goals for a positive future. The funds will go towards the Scarborough Village Triple – Double program; a free, weekly, sport development program focused on increasing physical activity levels, improving academic success and building on existing academic support infrastructures. From September to May, Triple-Double program combines a five-on-five basketball house league with literacy and numeracy support for more than 100 youth annually in Scarborough Village. The program enforces a rule that each youth must attend weekly literacy and numeracy sessions in order to attend the basketball component.

Click here to watch our Basketball Community Action Grant video courtesy of MLSE. 

 Just Energy Foundation Support    

Together with MLSE Foundation representatives, Deborah Merril,
Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Al Shulman, VP of Marketing, presented the winner, Malvern Family Resource Centre, with our Toronto FC Community Action Grant of $50,000 at BMO Field on Wednesday, May 24th, 2015. MFRC is a multi-service social service agency committed to strengthening families and individuals through inclusive and effective programs and services for residents in the Malvern and Rouge River riding located in North-east Scarborough. 
 
The Just Energy Foundation is happy to continue our support for The LAMP, a non-profit organization providing vital, hands-on multimedia education that helps people in the New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment. 
The Just Energy Foundation is happy to continue our support for The LAMP, a non-profit organization providing vital, hands-on multimedia education that helps people in the New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment. 
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