Community Involvement


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February 23, 2017

High School Students Get Close-up Look at PG&E, Energy Jobs

Youth Leadership Bakersfield, a program offered by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, recently brought 33 students out to PG&E’s service yard to learn about energy careers. Students watched linemen demonstrations, learned about electric safety and PG&E careers.

February 21, 2017

PG&E Donates to Food Bank Stretched Thin from Oroville Dam Evacuations

The food bank, which serves eight counties, helped feed evacuees even though its main warehouse was in the evacuation area and many of its own employees also had leave their homes earlier this month.

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February 15, 2017

PG&E Opens Annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program

PG&E is inviting high school and college students throughout Central and Northern California to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship. The program awards $100,000 in scholarship annually.

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February 14, 2017

PG&E Valentine’s Day Balloon Giveaway Stresses Safety

With a focus on safety, PG&E gave out 80 complimentary Valentine’s Day balloon bouquets to customers at Log Cabin Florist in Bakersfield. The event stressed latex balloons as an alternative to metallic balloons, which were responsible for 429 power outages in PG&E’s service area last year.

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February 13, 2017

Customers Learn About Energy Affordability at 2017 Lunar New Year Parade

PG&E and its employees took part in the 2017 Lunar New Year Parade in downtown San Francisco where visitors also learned about and signed up for the company’s energy saving programs.

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February 9, 2017

Leader Named to ‘40 Under 40’ List for Directing PG&E’s Charitable, Volunteer Programs

Take risks. Be authentic. Seize opportunities that help you grow. Those are Ananda Baron’s ingredients for success, and she knows something about success. The PG&E senior director of community relations is among the winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ “40 Under 40” awards, which recognizes some of the most successful young professionals in the Bay Area.

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February 1, 2017

PG&E North Bay Employees Dig into the Napa Vine Trail, Plant Trees

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition got a little help from PG&E employees who took time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help plant 33 new trees

February 1, 2017

PG&E Employees Will Donate $847,000 in 2017

PG&E employees located at Diablo Canyon Power Plant and in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties will donate about $847,000 to local nonprofits and schools in 2017.

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January 27, 2017

PG&E Offers Energy Saving, Safety Tips Around Lunar New Year Superstitions

PG&E welcomes the Year of the Rooster by offering some energy saving tips to help answer Lunar New Year superstitions — from house cleaning days to gift giving — designed to help customers get through the holidays worry free. PG&E employees will also take care in several Lunar New Year celebrations next month.

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January 17, 2017

Nonprofit That Supports Families of Children with Down Syndrome Wins PG&E-Sponsored ‘Favorite Charities’ Contest

When doctors told Nathan and Crystal Leiser their third child would likely be born with Down syndrome, they reacted with shock. But any concern turned to comfort as they were introduced to Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area, a longtime nonprofit that’s the winner of this year’s “Bay Area’s Favorite Charities Contest,” sponsored by PG&E.

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December 22, 2016

PG&E Helps Fill Toy Shortfall for Underserved Children

After Sacred Heart Community Service Center in San Jose discovered there was a shortage of 3,000 toys to distribute to children in need, PG&E stepped up and pledged to match community donations up to $10,000 to fill the gap.

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December 19, 2016

PG&E Employees Spread Seasonal Magic to Needy Families

PG&E employees donated gifts for more than 400 children in the greater Sacramento area and Auburn this year, supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys to children of struggling families.

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December 14, 2016

Community Unites to Build Playground in Aftermath of Oakland Tragedy

In the city’s Lake Merritt neighborhood, dozens of PG&E employees worked together to build a playground in less than six hours. Participants say the playground is something positive for a grieving city.

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December 13, 2016

San Jose Family Receives Keys to Energy-Efficient Home

Hermon Welde has never had her own bedroom. For several years, the 12-year-old girl’s parents and two younger brothers have been packed into a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. That changed last week, thanks to Habitat for Humanity, PG&E and other partners.

December 13, 2016

PG&E, Employees Donate to Oroville Food Bank

For the second consecutive year, employees from PG&E’s North Valley Division organized a food drive for the North State Food Bank. PG&E and its employees donated 120 frozen turkeys, dozens of hams and a variety of cans containing soups to nuts —2,776 pounds in all.

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