Empowering Communities

Transforming communities, one volunteer at a time

April 20, 2021

It’s National Volunteer Month, and hundreds of ComEd employees, family and friends are dedicating themselves to helping communities in need.

For the 15th consecutive year, ComEd employees organized dozens of community service projects throughout April. For one of this year’s projects, ComEd employees and their families volunteered virtually to create superhero kits in support of Together We Rise, a nonprofit that supports foster children across the nation, including some who may live in the areas ComEd serves. These volunteers were provided materials to create colored pillowcases and superhero masks for children in foster care.

Other examples of ComEd's projects during National Volunteer Month include:

  • April 20 (Chicago) – Submitting book-reading videos in English and Spanish, and virtually assembling activity kits for children and youth, at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

  • April 21 (Encino, Calif.) – Assisting Operation Gratitude’s nationwide mission to support U.S. troops and first responders by creating paracord survival bracelets for care packages.

  • April 21 (Byron, Ill.) – Coordinating the socially distant cleanup of both sides of Illinois Route 2, between Kennedy Hill Road and Lake Louise, in honor of Earth Day.

  • April 22 (Rockford, Ill.) – Loading vehicles with boxes of food at the Winnebago Community Market-Northern Illinois Foodbank’s socially distanced drive thru.

  • April 29 (Chicago) – Supporting students pursuing STEM education by serving as virtual career panelists in advance of Project SYNCERE’s 4th annual ENpowered Games Middle School Engineering Competition.

Each year, ComEd and its parent company, Exelon, recognize National Volunteer Month by empowering employees to design their own service projects and recruit others to participate. This year, employees across the Exelon companies will participate in hundreds of community service projects in April. Projects focus on education, environment, public safety initiatives, arts and culture, and neighborhood development programs, especially in ways that advance diversity, equity and inclusion.