More than 6,000 Connecticut residents battle the unpredictable and potentially debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis, a disease for which there is no cure. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, depends on people and organizations from throughout Connecticut to help make a difference for families affected by MS.
In 2011 North American Power teamed up with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, to become presenting sponsor and the power for change for the chapter’s biggest event, Walk MS. North American Power is one of the most charity-focused corporations in the state, donating significant funds to charities statewide. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, is honored to be among those North American Power supports with not only funds, but also through a team of individuals, like you, who step out in the fight against MS. … Continue reading
“Sometimes All It Takes To Save A Child Is A Goat”
Did you know that by paying your electricity bill, you can help end poverty? It’s true – thanks to an alliance between North American Power and Heifer International.
Poverty has many faces. From Nepal to the Arkansas Delta, millions of people around the world are challenged with food insecurity every single day. Faced with the choice of paying the energy bill or buying groceries, some go without lights or heating to make sure their children are fed. If faced with the same dilemma, what would you do? … Continue reading
North American Power has always placed a strong emphasis on the power of the individual – after all, any great movement has always started with the idea of one passionate individual. Our society would not be where it is today of we didn’t have committed citizens looking to create lasting and meaningful change. This is why I was struck by an article written in the New York Times this past Saturday entitled “Policy-Making Billionaires” … Continue reading
It’s Cyber Monday and with all of the new technology out there (iPads, iPhones and state-of-the-art tablets) exercising your right to shop (whether you’re at home in your pajamas or on the go) could not be simpler.
To take it one step further, we’ve scoured the web and came up with some web-sites featuring gifts produced by socially responsible companies; products with purpose if you will. These sites take the guesswork out of holiday gift shopping and allow us to give back at the same time. … Continue reading
A gang member dropped back INTO school to learn music (Click Here).
A partially deaf child performed her original song for more than 2,000 people before a Michael Franti concert… at his request!
These are just three of the more than 160,000 children whose lives have been transformed by Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that restores and revitalizes music education in our public schools. For nearly 10 years, Little Kids Rock has been training teachers in its innovative curriculum which focuses on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the music they love. They’ve also distributed more than 31,000 instruments and curriculum to 1500 teachers in under-served school districts across the country. … Continue reading
This time of year has traditionally been known as the season of giving – where you’ll find food banks flooded with volunteers, soup kitchens serving hundreds of thousands of individuals in need, and bells of the Salvation Army can be heard ringing outside the local grocery store; it is truly a magical time of year when you think about everyone coming together to give back to their communities. It is unfortunate, however, that during the holidays many struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table. Recognizing that there is still so much work to be done to ensure that this time of year can be joyful for all, we have put together some ways that you can give back by simply being more socially aware when preparing for the holidays.
My goal in business has always been to Start Something Special. I have never believed in creating a business solely for financial gain, solely to be part of the next big thing…I have always wanted to create something that will have a lasting effect on people’s lives.
One of my greatest inspirations in this space is TOMS Shoes, a company that has defined success differently. Sell one pair of shoes, give one pair of shoes – success for the company and success for a child in need. … Continue reading