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I ran across this today, and I thought it was an interesting thing to consider for local giving. If you aren't from the Triangle, check your local power supplier and see if they have something similar:

Duke Energy's Share the Warmth Program
text was copied directly from the Duke Energy website

At Duke Energy, our commitment to our customers goes beyond the delivery of safe and reliable energy. For over one hundred years, involvement in our local communities has been among the principal standards by which our own success is measured. Nowhere is that success better demonstrated than through Duke Energy’s energy assistance program - Share the Warmth.

The Share the Warmth fund has raised more than $1,000,000 each year since 1995 for families and individuals facing financial adversity; this year is no exception. The Duke Energy Foundation will match each individual contribution on a dollar for dollar basis up to $50. In total, The Foundation will grant $500,000. Additional funding will be provided from Duke Energy’s Bulk Power Marketing revenue share.

One hundred percent of these donated funds are given to local assistance agencies for distribution to those individuals and families that need help paying their winter energy bills.

Despite the success of recent campaigns, more often than not, annual applications outweigh available funds. To assure that every deserving individual stays warm this winter, continued customer involvement is paramount. If you would like to share the warmth with those less fortunate in 2008, you may make a tax-deductible donation to the program at anytime throughout the year. Here is how:

Mail a check or money order made payable to Share the Warmth to:

Share the Warmth Fund
The Duke Energy Foundation
P.O. Box 35469
Charlotte, N.C. 28254-3429

Learn more about the many ways in which Duke Energy is working to enhance and support your community by visiting our Community link.

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