Aristeo is always looking for ways to give back to our community – which is why we were thrilled with the opportunity to partner with The Heat & Warmth Fund (THAW) and our client, DTE Energy, during their annual Week of Warmth Telethon. We were humbled by the enthusiasm of our employees for this event – Aristeo was able to provide enough volunteers to fill every seat at the telethon and helped THAW raise a record $46,000.
The Week of Warmth Telethon supports THAW’s mission to provide utility assistance to Michigan families in need. Affording energy throughout the winter months is a major problem across Michigan. According to THAW’s website, 40% of households in Michigan struggle to afford the basic needs of housing, including energy. In fact, last year, THAW distributed more than $12 million in utility assistance to over 10,000 Michigan households.
To support them in this mission, Aristeo volunteers arrived at 4:30 a.m. to start answering phones and taking pledges. The telethon, which was broadcast on WDIV Local 4 on Thursday, November 2nd, ended up raising $46,000 in only 12.5 hours – more than doubling the total amount raised last year.
It was a great experience volunteering alongside the amazing THAW & DTE Energy teams. We were excited and grateful for the opportunity to support them in their mission to keep Michigan families warm throughout the winter season.
If you’d like to support THAW’s mission, you can donate here: https://thawfund.org/donate/