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GDF SUEZ Energy Resources to Again Sponsor "Stuff the School Bus" Event to Collect School Supplies for Houston-Area Students Goal to sell 10,000 pre-packaged bags of school supplies to support school children in need

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest retail electric providers in the United States, will again join Cox Media Group and Kroger in sponsoring the 2011 "Stuff the School Bus" event, an education initiative designed to collect school supplies for Houston-area students.

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Through Aug. 22, Kroger stores across the area will set up collection barrels at the front of each location. Inside the stores, shoppers can purchase a pre-packaged bag of school supplies for $7 and drop it off in the barrel. The goal is to sell 10,000 school supply packages, which will go to students in Pearland, Alvin and Tomball ISDs.

As part of the event, local Cox Media Group radio stations will be broadcasting live from the following Kroger stores:

  • Friday, Aug. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., 16400 El Camino Real @ Ramada (KGLK, Houston's Eagle)
  • Friday, Aug. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m., 3410 Northpark (KGLK, Houston's Eagle)
  • Friday, Aug. 19 from 5 to 10 a.m., 1035 N. Shepherd @ 11th (KKBQ, The New 93Q)

"We're proud to continue our company's tradition of support for education at multiple levels—from providing customers the information they need to make better, smarter energy decisions to providing key school supplies to school children in the communities we serve," said Robert Wilson, President and CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources.

Mark Krieschen, Cox Media Group's Vice President and Market Manager for Houston, added, "Cox Media Group Houston and our local radio stations are proud to be associated with two great business leaders in our community. Together with our partners, GDF SUEZ and Kroger, our three radio stations—The New 93Q, Country Legends 97.1, and Houston's Eagle—are asking our listeners and customers to help kids be better prepared with the basic supplies for the upcoming school year. This is our community's opportunity to make a difference in the lives of deserving local children."

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail energy suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial and industrial customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 73,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW.

For more information about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is part of the international energy groups International Power and GDF SUEZ.

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