Philanthropy is a part of most business models, even without businesses taking any organized steps to set up a charitable arm of their company. A company like Stream Energy is so wide spread on account of its direct selling platform with people working in all areas that they serve, including areas that have been struck by natural disasters and hardship. Both the company’s employees and direct sellers recognize the importance and urgency of stepping in to help when and where they can, and late last year there was an especially big event that called for a better way of organizing to help. When Hurricane Harvey struck south Texas, Stream Energy immediately sprung into action to both help and assess the situation and those that found themselves without a home or belongings.
By forming an organized charitable part of their business, named Stream Cares, the company placed itself in a position where it could better work with and reach out to the community and partners to ensure that they can always help. Now the company can continue to give to the employees it depends on, those in the neighborhoods that they serve, and other communities and projects in need of assistance.
Stream Energy is a Dallas based energy company that works with independent sales people, making it one of the few energy based businesses that is modeled on a direct selling platform. Because of this the number of employees that Stream works with and the area it serves is vast, but this also happens to be a strength that most other energy companies do not have available to them. Philanthropy is not a new thing for the company, they have been involved in philanthropic giving and activity for several years, since the company was founded. As a leader across both residential and commercial markets, Stream Energy is able to serve a large part of the community and improve the lives of the direct sales individuals that they do business with.