September 13, 2016 - 12:03 PM EDT
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OhmConnect Energizes "Cool School" Fundraising at San Jacinto Valley Academy

SJVA Families Team Up to Reduce Home Energy Use PTOs and other School Communities Earn Up to $10,000 in Easy, Environment-Friendly and Enduring Fundraiser

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN JACINTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OhmConnect for "Your Cool School" is empowering a whole new era of home energy saving for school fundraising. At San Jacinto Valley Academy (SJVA), a K-12 charter school with almost 1400 students and more than 800 families, SJVA PTSA President Jolene Landeros is championing OhmConnect as the easiest way to earn money for school fundraising -- simply by reducing home energy use.

As more power plants come online during times of grid congestion or peak use, OhmConnect alerts the community to reduce home electricity use and some of those "dirty" power plants come offline. The money saved from turning on fewer power plants is passed to "Cool School" fundraising campaigns via OhmConnect. Due to the Aliso Canyon incident, the needs of the grid in Southern California are especially acute.

"I don't want to put down the Box Tops program, because it is one of the most dependable -- even if time-consuming -- school fundraising programs," explains Landeros. Our SJVA PTSA earns about $2,500 a year with box tops. My point is that school fundraising is very difficult -- we spend a lot of time and energy earning money to help support our school -- selling pre-packaged cookie dough, wrapping paper, candles -- all at only a 20-40% profit from the sales. So, quite simply OhmConnect Energy Saving Solution is a better, more time-efficient and year-round fundraising solution SJVA."

Landeros continues, "With OhmConnect, we can better educate our students about how to conserve energy in our homes and fundraise for essential school needs -- without having to sell anything.  That's the big difference with OhmConnect for our Cool School."

Landeros forecasts that the SJVA PTSA could easily enroll more than 100 OhmConnect members just through word of mouth and social media outreach primarily via Facebook. You can support SVJA by visiting:

About OhmConnect for Your Cool School
OhmConnect is the first, truly simple, trusted and free service that enables parents, students and families to harness Energy Savings on behalf of "Your Cool School". Here's how OhmConnect works:

  1. Join an OhmConnect Energy Saver Community: Using your school's referral link, parents sign up for OhmConnect using PG&E, SCE or SDG&E utility login information to create their home's Energy Saver account.
  2. Get Alerts During OhmHours: Families receive a text message or email during OhmHours -- alerting families to reduce home energy use -- before extra dirty generators turn on.
  3. Pool Funds from Home Energy Savings: Families simply hold off on doing any electricity-intensive activities like laundry or the dishwasher--during critical times of peak consumption and earn points that go to your school.

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