NRG Launches Choose to Give Plan Benefiting Boston Childrens Hospital

Business Wire 15-Sep-2017 1:00 PM

- Customers can create healthier tomorrows for children simply by paying their electric bill -

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NRG today formally unveiled a new partnership with Boston Childrens Hospital as part of its Choose to Give program, which allows NRG customers to support local nonprofits through their electricity plan.

Under this plan, NRG contributes $50 to Boston Childrens Hospital for every customer that enrolls, approximately one month after enrollment. In addition, NRG will contribute one percent of each customers electricity supply charges to Boston Childrens Hospital annually for as long as the customer remains on the plan. Besides helping our childrens health, those who enroll will also get the peace of mind that comes with locking in a predictable electricity supply price for 12 months.

Boston Childrens Hospital, one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the U.S., is the first nonprofit in Massachusetts to partner in the program and to receive contributions from NRG.

We are so grateful for the generosity of NRG, said Carola Cadley, Vice President, Corporate Development and Special Events, Boston Childrens Hospital Trust. Every dollar contributed through their program has 100% impact, furthering the hospitals mission to treat all children, no matter what condition they face.

Boston Childrens Hospital is absolutely vital to the health and well-being of children and families across the region and beyond, said Mike Starck, NRG general manager and Boston native. We are proud to offer our customers a simple way to support the great work done by the doctors, nurses, and staff at Boston Childrens Hospital.

The Choose to Give program first launched in 2016 to Pennsylvania customers, benefiting several regional nonprofits including Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.

Customers interested in learning more about the Boston Childrens Hospital plan or to enroll can visit nrghomepower.com/bch. Terms and conditions, including an early cancel fee, apply.

About Boston Childrens Hospital

Boston Childrens Hospital is home to the worlds largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Childrens research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Childrens today is a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Childrens is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

For more, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on our social media channels: @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube.

About NRG

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving nearly three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. NRGs Retail East division is a leading consumer energy solutions provider serving electricity and natural gas customers in nine states and the District of Columbia and implements sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, develops smarter energy choices and delivers exceptional service. For more information, please visit picknrg.com. Engage with us on Facebook at facebook.com/pickNRG and Twitter at @pickNRG.

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NRG Dave Schrader, 267-295-5768david.schrader@nrg.com

Source: NRG