CenterPoint recognizes their employee volunteerism through an initiative they call GIVE. To recieve this grant, their employees must volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in a calendar year. CenterPoint encourages support for nonprofits. Volunteer Houston is an all-inclusive support for area nonprofits.
Cameron Waldner, CEO Volunteer Houston states that, ” This program not not just another way of giving back. It is a means to further the impact of CenterPoint within the community. By having a board member connect their service with a finical impact only shows the further impact to the community.” Angela Cox has served as a board member of VH for the last year and a half. Prior to her service she utilized the VH portal to connect members of CenterPoint with volunteer opportunities. Ms. Cox stated that, “This is another way that as an employee I can connect people with their passions.”
Respect for the communities is a core value upon which CenterPoint Energy has operated for many years. In being a good corporate citizen, our company works with the communities we serve to enhance quality of life in the areas of community development, health and human services and education. Our involvement in these focus areas consists of strategic charitable contributions, volunteer projects, and safety and education.