Enercare Launches New Community Program To Give Families In Need A Fresh Start

TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Enercare Inc. ("Enercare") (TSX: ECI) today proudly announced the launch of the Enercare Fresh Start Program, a signature new corporate social responsibility program designed to help families transitioning between temporary shelters and a home of their own.

One of Enercare's key objectives with the Fresh Start Program is to give back to the communities where we operate by partnering with local organizations to help disadvantaged families living in a shelter due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances. The Enercare Fresh Start Program helps families get back on their feet by providing simple necessities, small luxuries and professional home tips essential to starting a new beginning in a new home. Families receive a personalized Enercare Fresh Start Comfort Package that includes everything from linens and toiletries, to toys and kitchen utensils, to ensure a comfortable Fresh Start.

"We are extremely proud to launch the Fresh Start Program to provide families in need with the fresh start they deserve," said John Macdonald, President and CEO of Enercare. "We developed the program with input from our employees to ensure that we were providing meaningful support to the communities where we live and operate while also aligning the program with our brand values of being exceptional, caring and genuine."

The inaugural charity partner for the Fresh Start Program is Yellow Brick House. Servicing families in York Region, Yellow Brick House is a leader in the provision of emergency shelter, counselling, transitional housing and supportive services to women and children who have experienced violence and abuse. 

"We are very appreciative to partner with a company that is looking to assist our organization by providing real tangible items that are individualized and specific to each family's needs as they transition out of a shelter and into a new home," said Pamela Massaro, Manager and Resource Development of Yellow Brick House. "Enercare's support will certainly help make the transition for these families much easier and significantly more comfortable."

Working with Yellow Brick House, Enercare has identified the initial families to receive Enercare Fresh Start Comfort Packages.  In addition, Enercare has provided Yellow Brick House with subsidized commercial services, including the maintenance and replacement of Yellow Brick House's heating and cooling equipment at its facilities in York Region.

"Every Fresh Start Package includes a wide range of specific household items intended to help each family feel confident, safe and prepared in their new environment," explained Mr. Macdonald. "We look forward to growing the Fresh Start Program by partnering with similar organizations across Ontario to make a difference in the lives of families where we live and operate our business."

For more information on the Fresh Start Program, visit www.enercare.ca/freshstart

About Enercare
Enercare Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ECI). As one of North America's largest home and commercial services and energy solutions companies with approximately 3,800 employees under its Enercare and Service Experts brands, Enercare is a leading provider of water heaters, water treatment, furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC rental products, plumbing services, protection plans and related services. With operations in Canada and the United States, Enercare serves approximately 1.6 million customers annually. Enercare is also the largest non-utility sub-meter provider, with electricity, water, thermal and gas metering contracts for condominium and apartment suites in Canada and through its Triacta brand, a premier designer and manufacturer of advanced sub-meters and sub-metering solutions.

For more information on Enercare visit enercare.ca. Additional information regarding Enercare is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Enercare Inc.

Image with caption: "Enercare's Fresh Start Ambassadors join Pamela Massaro, Manager and Resource Development of Yellow Brick House to build Enercare Fresh Start Comfort Packages, including simple necessities and small luxuries, for initial recipient families. (CNW Group/Enercare Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160913_C2446_PHOTO_EN_771352.jpg

For further information: Perry Schwartz, 905.943.6260, Perry.Schwartz@enercare.ca, Enercare Home Services

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