For Release: 12/23/2015
Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas participate in Adopt-A-Family programs
Utilities partner with GADC to donate gifts to families in need
Chicago, IL – Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are teaming up with local nonprofit
organizations this holiday season to participate in Adopt-A-Family programs.
The programs pair employees with families and individuals struggling to make ends meet. There
are three ways to help: adopt a family or individual, donate items from a special needs list, and
donate gift cards.
In addition, Peoples Gas is sponsoring families with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development
Corp. (GADC) because of its strong commitment to community involvement.
"At GADC, our mission is to foster and promote revitalization of the community," GADC Business
and Project Manager Linda Johnson said. "Peoples Gas is helping us fulfill our mission with its
generous donations to bring gifts into the homes of families in need."
A celebration took place at the GADC facility to deliver the gifts to the families in this community on
Tuesday, Dec. 15. State Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins, 16th District was present at the celebration.
"Peoples Gas values giving back to the communities it serves," said Mary Houpt, manager –
community partnerships, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. "Together, we have made an impact
on those who are less fortunate."
Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are also partnering with St. Ferdinand School – Senior
Care, Paul Hall Boys and Girls Club, Howard Area Community Center, Catholic Charities of Joliet,
ElderCare of Waukegan, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, Latinos Progresando, Sahara's Circle
and Connections for Abused Women and their Children.
About Peoples Gas
Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), is a regulated natural gas delivery
company that serves approximately 831,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the
city of Chicago. This year, Peoples Gas is celebrating 165 years of delivering safe and reliable
natural gas service. You can find more information about natural gas safety, energy efficiency and
other energy-related topics at peoplesgasdelivery.com.
About North Shore Gas
North Shore Gas, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), is a regulated natural gas
delivery company that serves approximately 159,000 residential, commercial and industrial
customers in 54 communities within the northern suburbs of Chicago. This year, North Shore Gas is
celebrating 115 years of delivering safe and reliable natural gas service. You can find more
information about natural gas safety, energy efficiency and other energy-related topics at northshoregasdelivery.com.
For More Information, Contact:
- Jennifer Block
Director – Media Relations