Stream Energy: Using More than Just Money to Give Back

Hurricane Harvey is one of the most devastating catastrophes in the world that left many people desperate and stranded. Hurricanes such as Harvey are relatively common in America with other hurricanes such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Ivan having hit the country in the past decade. In such cases, the victims are left helpless after the loss of their livelihood and other valuables. In the recent Hurricane Harvey, the water rose to 56 inches and flooded every part of Houston, leading to massive damages and even loss of lives. In an action to fund the recovery, Stream Energy – an energy distributing company based in Dallas – recently initiated a charity foundation, Stream Cares. Stream Energy has established long-lasting relationships with the Red Cross Society and Habitat for Humanity. Stream operates through a business model where the company’s associates are paid to build a chain of loyal consumers and deliver products and services including energy and mobile phone plans.

Stream Energy caters to both domestic and company needs, providing energy, telemedicine, and virtual doctors. Successful associates receive a commission based on sales and may choose to support as individual entrepreneurs or as passionate individuals. One of the associates in Dallas –Home Supply Co. – is deeply concerned about homelessness. The charity provides diapers, food, school supplies, clothing and more for homeless children in Dallas. Stream Energy in Collaboration with Home Supply Co. organizes an annual Splash that brings together homeless children. Stream then delivers the supplies as well as funds to Hope Supply. This is not the first time that Steam Energy is helping disaster victims. In 2016, Stream came to the aid of North Texas Tornado victims and matched their lost households together with donations from associates.

According to Stream Energy, giving is not all about money. In collaboration with Operation Once in a Lifetime, Stream donated transport to less fortunate military veterans and their loved ones to enjoy a December lunch out, and an American Doll Event for their daughters. Stream Energy has displayed devotion in helping the less fortunate by employing corporate generosity and associate passion.

How Mina Ebrahimi Became An Entrepreneur And Philanthropist

Mina Ebrahimi is an entrepreneur whose family came to the United States from Iran. She grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, and is a member of the 1989 graduating class of George C. Marshall High School. She says she really enjoyed high school and also enjoyed earning her black belt in karate during this period of her life.

Her first job was at Saint Germain Cafe, a Bistro French Cafe owned and operated by her family. She started working there while still in high school and was eventually named as their vice president of operations. When Mina Ebrahimi started here in 1988 it was a business that offered baked good, a restaurant, and catering services. Some of the companies they supplied with food were Lerner Enterprises, Macy’s, Nordstroms, and Neiman Marcus.

In 1998 she decided to open her own company which would focus on catering. This is Saint Germain Catering, a company she still leads as the chief executive officer. Her company can provide up to 200 catered events a day throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area. Her company will do any size of event and at any venue. They do personal celebrations such as graduation parties, baby showers, wedding receptions, family get-togethers, anniversary celebrations, and more. They also offer catering to corporations where they can handle events, meetings, and cook-outs. As Mina Ebrahimi hires people from many ethnic backgrounds her company can offer cuisines from around the world at these events.

Mina Ebrahimi is also a notable philanthropist. She had been a board member for the University of Pennsylvania Pet School for a period of time. During this time she focused on animal welfare and improving animal medicine. She also established the Mina Ebrahimi Foundation in January 2014. This is an economic empowerment organization which helps other women get their own businesses started. She helps them locate funding for their new ventures and provides them with the support and business acumen to get these companies successfully off the ground. She says that giving back to the community where she has found her own success is very important to her.

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