THE SHINE A LIGHT PROJECT:
PROVIDING A RAY OF HOPE FOR OKLAHOMANS IN NEED.
Number of Energy Efficient Bulbs Purchased to Support Oklahoma Families:
At PSO, we see ourselves as more than just a utility company. And we view our community as more than just our customers. That’s why we’re always seeking out ways to make a difference in our neighbors’ lives, and enlighten the community about ways they can help too.
For example, did you know that over 40% of the people served at food pantries said they have to choose between paying their bills and feeding their families? As active members of our community, PSO wants to make a difference. That’s why we created the Shine a Light Project – to provide Oklahoma families in need with a ray of hope.
During 2014, the Shine a Light Project partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to help families in need lighten their financial load. Here’s how it worked: for every PSO-discounted, energy-efficient bulb you purchased from a participating retailer, we donated one to our food bank partners to help families save money on their utility bills – money they could use to help feed their families.
When the Shine a Light Project is in effect, all you have to do is visit one of our participating retailers and look for the “Savings that Shine” sticker.* What may seem like a small purchase to you can make a big difference to your neighbors in need. When the Shine a Light Project is not in effect, you can still get in-store PSO discounts at the register on select ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs and LEDs.
In 2014, the Shine a Light Project donated over 75,000 bulbs to food bank customers thanks to your generous support. This year is looking even brighter.