For Dallas-based Stream Energy, charity and philanthropy are part of the company culture. A new trend has emerged in corporate gifting and it’s a trend that transcends the monetary amounts recorded in the hall of statistics for sub-chapter C write-offs and scandal buffers. As noted by Patch, this is a trend that integrates gifting directly into the company culture by creating a company department that is dedicated to philanthropy and nothing else! Stream Energy calls this department, “Stream Cares.”
Stream Cares does everything in its power to serve its purpose. Stream’s associates are direct sellers (aka independent contractors) and they donate their own self-employed income to Dallas charities. Stream Energy makes sure that Stream Cares matches their donations! They did this for North Texas Tornado victims and also for hurricane victims. To really integrate gifting into the company culture, one must pick a cause that all the locals can get behind.
It turns out that Dallas happens to the be the home to an awful lot of veterans that are in need. Stream Cares worked with a local restaurant of high acclaim, and a company called the American Doll Co. to provide an experience that these vets and their families are likely to never forget as long as they live. Stream Energy kicked things off with the veterans first.
Stream paid for the local vets, and their families, to have an incredible lunch at the acclaimed restaurant. Burgers, steaks, and even ribs were had by all! As always, Stream Energy associates and members of corporate staff were on hand to assist the real way; through elbow grease.
Any veterans that happened to have young daughters were in for a real treat also. The American Doll Co. along with Stream Cares allowed each of the girls to pick out a doll that they could bring home and call their own! The happy times for the girls did not end here, however. All the girls were bussed to lunch at the American Doll Co. Cafe, the same way that their fathers were bussed in for that BBQ lunch! More of corporate America is likely to catch charity fever if they make it as fun as Stream Energy makes it.