Look no further for that perfect, unique Mother’s Day gift!

Mother’s Day is just two days away! Shopping for Mom can be stressful as you try to think of a gift she’ll truly appreciate and love. And, even more so this year with limited storefront options. Your thoughts go from handy kitchen gadgets like a new Keurig or Bullet, to those ever-popular items that you turn to every year such as scented candles, lotions or a gift card to her favorite restaurant, if it’s open.

Before you spend hours online or grab your face covering to look for an open store and find that perfect present, we want to tell you about a unique gift that any mom would be proud of. Plus, you’ll save time and stay safe because you won’t have to leave the house to buy it.

This year, make a donation to the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP) and while speaking or face timing with your mom – as you continue social distancing – let her know that you’ve made the charitable donation on her behalf. What better way to show your love for your mom and for your neighbors in need. When you donate to REAP, you’ll help qualifying CPS Energy customers pay their energy bill. It’ll warm mom’s heart to know that you’re generously helping others who are struggling to pay their bills, especially during these challenging times. And, you can let others know by posting on social media and tagging CPS Energy and using the hashtag #REAP4MOM.

Donating to REAP is quick and easy, and any donation is appreciated. To make your donation instantly, text “REAPSATX” to “41444.” Once the text is sent, a link will be provided to make a secure credit card or PayPal donation. Or use the “Donate to REAP” link on our website to give using a debit or credit card, PayPal or Apple Pay.

Want to contribute but prefer to make smaller, more frequent donations that work better for your household budget? You can add a few dollars to any of your monthly CPS Energy payments, whether online or through your paper bill stub.

If you need assistance with making your REAP contribution, you can email [email protected] or call 210-353-GIVE (4483).

On average, REAP provides financial assistance for more than 7,000 families per year. CPS Energy donates a minimum of $1 million annually to the program. If you know someone who needs assistance, be sure to let them know about REAP.

With the Stay Home, Work Safe order continuing in San Antonio and Bexar County, this Mother’s Day may not be filled with the usual hugs, kisses and meals together, but nothing can stop the great amount of love and smiles that will be shared on this special day. We wish every mom a safe, Happy Mother’s Day.


Pam Maris

Pam is part of the Corporate Communications team at CPS Energy.

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