Ambit Energy officially announced the launch of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Ambit Cares, and said that Ambit Cares has been granted 501(c)(3) status.
Ambit Cares was formed to provide an opportunity for employees and Consultants to help fight hunger in their communities. The company organizes corporate volunteer opportunities every quarter and encourages Consultants to participate in local efforts that work toward ending hunger, which affects 1 in 8 Americans.
In 2016, the first full year of the program, 557 Ambit Cares participants volunteered 3,292 hours at hunger relief organizations in the U.S., and donated 218,474 pounds of food and $65,495 in monetary contributions.
Ambit Cares has also launched an online donation page for Consultants, Customers, employees and friends of Ambit at AmbitCares.org. Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks and the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity, is Ambit Cares’ primary beneficiary. Ambit Cares distributes donations received in the areas from which they came, so contributors know they are giving back locally.