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ATMOS Case Study

ATMOS Energy Donated 22 Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machines In Texas- Corporate Social Responsibility


Project Overview

ATMOS Energy's collaboration with Texas schools highlights their commitment to community enrichment and educational support. The donated vending machines distribute books as rewards for positive behavior, academic achievements, and other commendable actions. This system aligns with the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework, making it a seamless addition to existing school programs.


2022- Present

Case Study: ATMOS Energy

How We Streamline ATMOS Energy's Massive Corporate Social Responsibility Program

The Model: Simplifying the Process

Initial Consultation and Customization

ATMOS Energy worked closely with each school to understand their specific needs and customize the vending machines accordingly. Schools had access to various design options, including custom wraps featuring their unique branding.

Implementation and Training

Once the machines were delivered, ATMOS Energy ensured that school staff received comprehensive training on how to use and maintain the machines. This included setting up the token system and managing book inventories.

Ongoing Support

 Schools received continuous support through Inchy's Help Center, which offers resources like video tutorials, troubleshooting guides & support ticket managment. We also offer live video chat for the life of the machine, and for free, which ensures a low lifetime maintenence cost of the program.


Streamlined Book Procurment

Thanks to our partnership with Scholastic Education, we have experts on standby ready to create turn-key book bundles that are expertly tailored to engage your community of students. These book vending machine book bundles also streamline the ordering process to create a frictionless experience for donors, educators and students.



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Why Inchy?

Why ATMOS Energy Chose Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machine as Their Partner in Literacy

Why Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machine?

Choosing Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machines comes with several distinct advantages, making it the preferred option for organizations like ATMOS Energy.

One-Stop Shop

Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machines are provided exclusively by Global Vending Group, making the entire process seamless and convenient. From the initial inquiry to the final installation, customers receive all necessary services under one roof, ensuring a hassle-free experience​​.

Ease of Ordering

The ordering process is straightforward and customer-friendly. Schools and organizations can easily place orders through the website, and a dedicated team is available to assist with any queries. This streamlined approach ensures that customers can quickly and efficiently acquire the machines they need without unnecessary delays​​. 

Streamlined Design Process

 Inchy's Bookworm offers a variety of design options, including custom wraps that can feature school logos, mascots, or other branding elements. The design process is straightforward and user-friendly, allowing schools to create a unique and appealing look for their vending machines. This customization not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also promotes school spirit and engagement among students​​.

Comprehensive Support and Training

 Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machines come with extensive support and training resources. Schools receive access to Inchy's Help Center, which includes video tutorials, troubleshooting guides, and over-the-phone assistance. This ensures that any issues can be quickly resolved and that the machines remain operational and effective in promoting literacy​​.

Innovative Reward System

The unique token-based reward system used by Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machines aligns perfectly with PBIS frameworks, making it easy for schools to integrate the machines into their existing programs. This system motivates students to engage in positive behaviors, knowing they can earn tokens to exchange for books. This approach not only encourages reading but also reinforces good behavior and academic achievements​​.

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Employee Engagement

Atmos energy has purchased 22 Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machines since June 2022. In that same year, Atmos employees volunteered about 34,000 hours with local community projects and non-profit organizations. These folks know a thing or two about corporate social responsibility (CSR). So, is honored to partner with such a generous company again and again.

In this case study, we will take a closer look at Atmos Energy and their CSR policies. We will find out why they chose to partner with in the first place. But more importantly, we will learn why they continue investing in Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machine.

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