Spreading Holiday Cheer

Duke Energy’s nuclear teammates embraced the holiday spirit this year by taking time to give back to the communities where they live and work. Employees enjoyed partnering with local charities to fulfill the needs and wishes of hundreds of families living near our nuclear energy facilities.

Catawba Nuclear Station employees not only donated more than 160 bikes and toys to local children, but also spent time volunteering at the Toys for Happiness warehouse in Rock Hill, S.C.

Catawba employees donated more than 150 bikes and toys through Toys for Happiness.
Catawba Nuclear Plant employees volunteering at the Toys for Happiness Warehouse in Rock Hill, S.C.

Employees at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, N.C. donated 200 bikes and hundreds of toys to Toys for Tots. They also collected 90 coats and 100 other winter items for Blythe Elementary and the Lake Norman Christian Mission.

Harris Nuclear Plant workers brightened the holidays of families from Moncure School in Chatham County, N.C. with gifts as part of the plant’s annual Wish Upon a Star initiative. Employees delivered more than $10,000 worth of gifts to families “adopted” by plant employees.

Harris Nuclear Plant teammates deliver gifts to local families.
Harris Nuclear Plant teammates deliver gifts to local families.

Teammates from Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, S.C. gave toys to more than 100 local children through Toys for Tots. Duke Energy will also donate $1,000 to a local charity as part of Oconee’s annual Festival of Trees. Visitors vote for their favorite tree decorated to support local nonprofits, with the winner receiving the donation.

Robinson Nuclear Plant workers provided 150 frozen turkeys to food shelters near Hartsville, S.C. this season. They also donated 30 coats and more than 100 gifts to deserving children.

Robinson Nuclear Plant employees present the Hartsville Soup Kitchen with donated turkeys.
Robinson Nuclear Plant employees present the Hartsville Soup Kitchen with donated turkeys.

Volunteers at Brunswick Nuclear Plant sorted 500 pounds of pecans for a boys and girls home in Southport, N.C.. The home sells these nuts to raise money for programs. Teammates also donated 300 bikes and gifts for more than 150 children.