Duke Energy and Carolina Panthers “Share the Warmth”
December 2019
Duke Energy and the Carolina Panthers have teamed up to support “Share the Warmth,” a community assistance program established by Duke Energy in 1985 to help struggling households in the company’s Carolina service area pay for heating expenses. The partnership includes game-day events, advertising, and other outreach efforts.

A new text-to-give option allows anyone who donates to receive an exclusive thank-you video featuring Carolina Panther players. Also, fans who donate at least $20 by text at the Duke Energy Share the Warmth tent on Mint Street before December home games will receive a limited-edition Carolina Panthers “Share the Warmth” scarf, while supplies last.

The Duke Energy Foundation matches contributions, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000.

“Winter can be a challenging time for many Carolinians who struggle to keep their homes warm while making ends meet,” said Harry Sideris, senior vice president of Duke Energy customer experience and services. “We’re excited to team up with the Carolina Panthers and their fans to help increase support for Share the Warmth, which has provided essential funding for our communities for more than 30 years.”

To kick off this season of giving, Carolina Panthers Charities will contribute $1,000 to Share the Warmth for every sack of an opposing team’s quarterback during the team’s remaining home and away December games.

During the Dec. 1 game against Washington, the Panthers defense sacked the quarterback five times for a $5,000 contribution. Track the Panthers progress using the “sack counter” available at www.panthers.com/fans/share-the-warmth.

In 2019, Share the Warmth provided more than $1.1 million to more than 80 agencies in the Duke Energy Carolinas service area (primarily western and central North Carolina and upstate South Carolina). Since 1985, agencies have received more than $35 million in assistance to help income-qualified individuals and families.

To Donate:

  • ​Text “SHARE” to 30296, or visit https://www.duke-energy.com/donatenow​
  • Mail a check to:
Share the Warmth Fund
The Duke Energy Foundation
PO BOX 35469
Charlotte, NC 28254-3429
  • Online: Duke Energy paperless billing customers can donate online when scheduling monthly payments by completing the "Customer Contribution" section.