Stepping up for the community

Your investment in renewable energy is having big local impacts by supporting local renewable generation. And you’re doubling your impact by giving back to the community you live in through the PGE Renewable Development Fund. So, it’s not surprising that in these unprecedented times, Green Future SM businesses are there for the community in a new way.

Novedades Prado

Novedades Prado owner Maribel (right) featured with her daughter Jazmin.

Novedades Prado is a small, family-owned business that’s offered beautiful wedding, quinceañera and party dresses since 1994. They also provide other valuable services like cashing checks and money transfers for the community. Maribel Prado, the owner, is interested in doing whatever she can to promote more clean energy. She feels strongly about creating rather than destroying. “It’s why we have been a Green Future customer for over a decade,” said Maribel. “We’re looking forward to making some energy-efficient renovations, too.”

Over the years her store has overcome adversity in the community, including vandalism and looting. That didn’t scare Maribel. Instead, with the help of her family, it encouraged her to keep working hard. But when the pandemic struck, Maribel was worried they might go out of business. Fortunately, her creative spirit prevailed and she and her children began selling stylish masks celebrating their Latino artistry and heritage. The demand was so large that for three weeks straight they sewed masks from dawn to dusk.

You can learn more about this inspiring family-run operation and their unique offerings by visiting their Facebook page @NovedadesPrado.