Operation Once in a Lifetime was a Dallas-charity event aimed at supporting veterans both financially and morally. The event was just one of the many philanthropic pursuits of direct-energy seller Stream Energy. Stream is devoted to giving back to the community, it is something that everyone working for the company is adamant about. But with Stream it does not stop at the allocation of funds. They go even deeper. For Operation Once in a Lifetime instead of just paying for the event, they also donated transportation to ferry veterans to the event who could not go on their own.
Stream Energy has found much success since its founding in 2005. The direct-energy seller born in Dallas, Texas has expanded to seven states. It’s offered service has also expanded from oil and natural gas to mobile plans and home security. Its mobile and home security services are enjoyed nationwide. Despite this success Stream Energy has never lost one of its core value, to give back to the community around it. In fact, Stream is so adamant about their philanthropy they made it part of their business. The company launched Stream Cares, a philanthropic wing of the company concerned with the management of their charity. Stream Cares supports the community around it, allocates Streams charitable funding, and keeps up relationships with organizations like Habitat For Humanity, Hope Supply Company, and Red Cross. The company is dedicated to aiding the homeless problem in Dallas. Stream Cares has already facilitated numerous events with Hope Supply and other organizations to provide aid and relief to homeless families.
Corporate philanthropy is a new development for the business world. The idea of making charity part of the business model is ideal on many levels. Besides benefiting the community and increasing the quality of life, it makes the company look very good. Business may lure potential customers in knowing that through their business they are helping other people. For this purpose, many in the business world are focusing on charity a little more. Their motivation is not completely selfish, in the case of Stream Energy they really are passionate about helping other people.