Community Involvement


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November 17, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Spread Holiday Joy

PG&E employees, their families and friends volunteered their time in support of the non-profit Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose. More than 100 volunteers joined Santa Claus, Blinky the Reindeer and PG&E’s own Helmet mascot in crafting and creating ornaments that will be used to decorate the PG&E Christmas tree on Nov. 28.

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November 14, 2014

PG&E Gives $10,000 to Alzheimer’s Association, the Kern Favorite Charity Winner

The first-ever Kern Gives charity contest winner was awarded a $10,000 PG&E grant at a reception on Thursday. Four other nonprofits received $2,000 grants in a contest where members of the public voted online for their favorite charity.

November 10, 2014

PG&E Supports Literacy Through ‘Bikes for Books’ Contribution at Shearer Elementary

PG&E representatives presented a $2,500 charitable contribution to support Shearer Elementary School’s annual “Bikes for Books” event on Friday (Nov. 7). PG&E’s contribution will promote literacy through the purchase of books for the school’s student body ages five through 12. More than 600 teachers, families and students attended the event.

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November 10, 2014

By Actively Hiring and Supporting Former Military Personnel, PG&E Celebrates Veterans Day Every Day

One day every year — Nov. 11 — America honors those who’ve served in the armed forces. But at PG&E, every day is Veterans Day. Throughout the year, PG&E is committed to hire more veterans and to support those already working at the company. PG&E has shown its backing of veterans in many ways — including helping veteran-owned enterprises work with PG&E, seeking solutions to long-term unemployment among veterans and participating in Veterans Day parades and other community activities.

November 7, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Box Thousands of Green Apples for a Good Cause

When you volunteer at a food bank you never know what you’ll sort.Today it’s Granny Smith apples. Tomorrow it could be pears. This week, some 20 PG&E employees volunteered their time to package food at the SF-Marin Food Bank.

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November 6, 2014

PG&E Honors Employees for Outstanding Community Service

PG&E employees contribute more than 50,000 volunteer hours annually to worthy organizations and schools in their hometowns. Each year, PG&E presents the Frederick W. Mielke Award for outstanding community service to several employees. Here’s a look at the three 2014 winners and the charities that they support.

November 5, 2014

PG&E Helps SLO County Businesses Prepare for Disasters

When Mother Nature strikes, will your business be ready? That was the focus today (Nov. 5) of an emergency preparedness workshop for San Luis Obispo County businesses hosted by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and sponsored in part by PG&E.

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October 31, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Joins Wild Celebration of World Champion San Francisco Giants

A PG&E float rolled down Market Street as employees cheered the third San Francisco Giants championship in five years, a raucous and rainy celebration of tens of thousands of people throughout the city’s downtown.

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October 28, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Make a Difference at Fort Ord

To celebrate National Public Lands Day and Make a Difference Day, PG&E partnered with the Bureau of Land Management and FORT Friends at Fort Ord National Monument on Oct. 25. PG&E provided a grant to the Conservation Lands Foundation and helped bring more than 150 volunteers — including PG&E employees and their families — to the monument.

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October 22, 2014

With San Luis Obispo Event, PG&E Launches Economic Vitality Grants Across California

More than 200 workers will get job-training and career-boosting skills as a result of a grant announced today by PG&E President Chris Johns in San Luis Obispo. The $20,000 PG&E Economic Vitality Grant is just one of 10 such awards that the company will be making. In all, 10 non-profits will share in $200,000 for job creation, business development and other economic opportunities.

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October 20, 2014

VIDEO: Investing in Local Infrastructure

This video from PG&E’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report looks at how the company has been investing in infrastructure in communities throughout the service area, including Oakland.

October 15, 2014

PG&E, Partners Help Restore Habitat at Panorama Vista Preserve

River Partners and the Kern River Corridor Endowment hosted a tree planting day at the Panorama Vista Preserve today in Bakersfield. Area residents, students and volunteers planted more than 3,000 native trees and shrubs. PG&E and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded the project.

October 14, 2014

PG&E and DonorsChoose Partner to Support Teachers

DonorsChoose.org and PG&E are partnering to help maximize children’s learning in San Luis Obispo County public schools. PG&E is providing a “Double Your Impact” offer through DonorsChoose.org to match 50 percent of funding needs of classroom projects across the county, up to $25,000.

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October 9, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Employees Support Their Communities as Annual Campaign Kicks Off

PG&E has kicked off its annual Campaign for the Community. Last year, employees donated $6.5 million to hundreds of non-profits and schools in Northern California. This year’s goal is $7 million.

September 23, 2014

PG&E Finishes in Top Three at SF International Dragon Boat Festival

PG&E’s Power Dragons finished in the top three of their division in the 19th annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, which was held Sept. 20-21 on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. But the real winners were two local charities who benefited from the company’s participation: the California Dragon Boat Association’s (CDBA) Youth Dragon Boat Program and Self Help for the Elderly.

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