Sponsors of Mass Save® Present More Than $8,000 to the Ellie Fund
Funds were generated by the sale of special pink-based compact fluorescent light bulbs at retailers throughout Massachusetts.
BOSTON, Mass. (December 12, 2012) – The Sponsors of Mass Save—Cape Light Compact, National Grid, NSTAR Electric, Unitil and Western Massachusetts Electric Company—recently presented a check for $8,670 to the Ellie Fund, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization whose mission is to support patients and their loved ones as they battle breast cancer.
This fall, the Sponsors of Mass Save partnered with Greenlite Lighting, a manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting technologies, to produce and sell special, pink-based compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) at select Massachusetts retailers through December. For every Greenlite pink-based CFL sold, Greenlite and the participating retailers donated 15 cents to the Ellie Fund.
The goal was to raise more than $5,000 through the sale of at least 35,000 CFLs this fall and the initiative exceeded this goal by a significant margin, raising $8,670 for the Ellie Fund through the sale of 57,800 pink-based CFLs throughout the state.
“We are thrilled with the success of this special initiative and honored to be able to provide this donation to the Ellie Fund,” Briana Kane, Residential Program Coordinator at Cape Light Compact.
“The Ellie Fund is truly grateful for the support Mass Save has provided through this promotion,” said Julie Nations, Executive Director of the Ellie Fund. “And we are humbled that Massachusetts residents chose to purchase the special bulbs in such overwhelming numbers. Every donation counts and every donation helps us offer significant support to patients and families who are struggling with breast cancer.”
Sponsors of Mass Save presented a check for $8,670 to the Ellie Fund at a special event held at the Healthy Habits Kitchen in Wellesley, Mass. on the evening of Thursday, November 29.
The special pink-based Greenlite CFLs are ENERGY STAR® qualified. Consumers can save up to $50 in energy usage by purchasing just one ENERGY STAR qualified CFL. In fact, CFLs pay for themselves in energy savings in just three months. They are available in a variety of wattages and in covered styles, which are similar in appearance to standard incandescent light bulbs. A complete listing of participating retailers is available at MassSave.com/EllieFund.
About Mass Save: Mass Save® is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service provider. The Sponsors of Mass Save work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.
About the Ellie Fund: The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer and eases its effects on patients and families by providing transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year.
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The Ellie Fund
Julie Nations, Executive Director
Tom Cohen, Director of Sales