FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [March 31, 2013] [Ann Arbor, MI] –
Patients at the C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital have more toys, craft projects and cuddly stuffed animals, thanks to the Energy Alliance Group of Michigan, which used a percentage of its 2013 profits to buy the toys for the children.
Scott Ringlein, founder and executive director of business development of EAG, and other members of his team, took the toys to the Ann Arbor hospital Friday (March 28) and were treated to a tour of the facility by Bryon Myer, administrative specialist in Mott’s Community Relations department.
“When we formed our partnership at the beginning of 2013, we decided then that we wanted to donate 10 percent of our profits to charity. Our employees all wrote down their favorite charity, and we drew one of them from their suggestions and Mott was selected,” Ringlein says.
He was especially happy to help the Mott’s Children’s Hospital, because members of his family have been treated there. “The work they do here is just amazing,” he adds.
The toys were selected from “wish lists” and gift registries that Mott maintains at Amazon, Target and Toys “R“ Us. “We probably get 80 to 90 percent of our material donations right before Christmas and we’ve sometimes thought it would be nice to have a ‘Christmas in July,’ so we’d have new things for the children throughout the year,” Myer says.
The donated items will be used in the hospital’s activity rooms, and some will be given as gifts to the children, to celebrate a birthday or to help make a child’s bad day a little better. “Sometimes, a child just needs a pick-me-up,” Myer adds.
The Energy Alliance Group (EAG) is an energy solutions and cost recovery company providing energy-saving products, technologies and services. EAG’s clients are assured the greatest energy savings and maximum return on investments by being guided through the complexity of technology and service choices, utility and tax incentives and project financing alternatives. In many cases, their clients reduce energy costs by 50% or more.
And for those qualified, no upfront capital is required – project costs are fully paid for through various incentives, rebates and the resultant energy savings.
EAG, with offices in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, recently learned it has been sourced with a compressed air project for the Detroit’s Goodwill Industries, which manufactures automotive parts. They will be installing the new equipment that will save Goodwill 75 percent of the energy used to produce compressed air for the plant. “This is exciting news for the company and Goodwill,” Ringlein says.
Those visiting Mott with Ringlein, included partners Curt Monhart, vice president of sales and marketing, and Jeff Eccleton, account manager. Also in attendance were Sandra Cox, intern, and Nancy Clay, EAG’s director of corporate communications.
Learn more about the Energy Alliance Group of Michigan at its website: www.energyalliancegroup.org