Stream Energy is a company made up of community service. The company hires freelance independent contractors to go out into the community to build relationships with people in order to match them with the services that meet their needs at a discounted price. Stream Energy offers mobile phone plans, discounted clean energy, and virtual doctors. Each contractor earns a commission on each sale that they close. Outside of regular day to day business, Stream owns and operates Stream Cares, a philanthropic organization aimed at ensuring that the people in the community have everything that they need to live clean and safe. The organization partners with the Salvation Army, the Hope Supply Co., the Red Cross, and the Habitat for Humanity in efforts to expand its reach and change the lives of people all over the world. One of the main issues in the community that Stream Energy works to support is homelessness. Many people in the community are displaced due to financial circumstances, and even sudden natural disasters. One example of this is Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the Houston Texas area. Many residents there lost their homes, their pets, and even their loved ones. Stream Energy was one of the first organizations to grant funds to the community to help begin the recovery process. That is only one example of how Stream gives back to its community. Another example is the annual Splash for Hope event. Stream Energy partners with the Hope Supply Co. to give homeless children an experience that they will never forget. The Hope Supply Co. provides the community with supplies they need such as school items, diapers, and clothing. Stream has partnered with this organization for over four years. Stream pays the cover and meal costs for more than 1,000 children. The associates come out and support the cause by helping keep order and monitoring the children throughout the day. The associates are the biggest fans of the community. They understand that without the community, they wouldn’t have a flourishing business. That is why when disaster strikes they are there to support and give aid in any way that they can.