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Employee Volunteerism

Volunteering is at the heart of Nicor Gas’ community programs.

Nicor Gas employees are inextricably woven into the communities we are privileged to serve. Our volunteers have helped beautify shelters and nature centers, construct homes, sort food and prepare care kits for our neighbors in need. We are committed to making a meaningful impact in the communities we serve and believe in giving back to the community.

  • Nicor Gas employees commit 600+ hours during Volunteer Week

    For nearly three decades, Nicor Gas employees and their families have rolled up their sleeves to donate their time and resources during their annual Volunteer Week every May. This year, employees donated more than 600 hours of service at nearly a dozen projects across Northern and Central Illinois. 

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Charitable Giving

At Nicor Gas, we believe that part of our corporate responsibility is to give back to our communities, and our philanthropic focus is designed to make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.

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Annual Volunteer Week in May

Every year, hundreds of Nicor Gas employees, their families and friends volunteer in their local communities as part of Nicor Gas’ Volunteer Week. What was once a one-day effort that occurred on the third Saturday of May, now encompasses an entire week of activities to benefit the communities served by Nicor Gas.

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Warm Homes, Warm Hearts

Nicor Gas has made a two-year commitment to Habitat for Humanity. During this time, Nicor Gas team members will lend their energy and talents to help build new homes for families in need in coordination with the Fox Valley and DuPage Habitat for Humanity affiliates. In 2018, more than 150 employees will have volunteered 624 hours at 13 Habitat for Humanity builds.

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Delivering Holiday Cheer to Children

Around the holidays each year, Nicor Gas employees gather to play games, provide food and donate toys and books to kids in need at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center in Evanston.