Using voluntary monthly donations from Pioneer Electric members, a charitable organization has been set up with the goal of making a big difference with small change. By allowing Pioneer Electric to round up your monthly electric bill to the next dollar each month, the extra pennies are contributed to the PEC Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation. The Foundation uses the money collected to provide financial assistance for people and organizations within the Pioneer Electric service area.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Those members who volunteer to participate in Operation Round Up agree to have their electric bill rounded up each month to the next higher dollar amount. Those few cents each month are deposited into a separate account. For example, if your bill this month is $81.75, the bill would automatically be rounded up to $82.00, and the extra 25¢ would be donated to the Foundation. Each member’s donation amounts to an average of $6 per year.
WHO DISTRIBUTES THE FUNDS?
Donations to Operation Round Up are distributed by a group of members appointed by, but operating independently of, Pioneer Electric's board of trustees. Grant payment decisions are solely the responsibility of these independent trustees.
HOW ARE THE FUNDS DISTRIBUTED?
The Operation Round Up board meets quarterly to review grant applications and select which grants are funded. 100% of the Operation Round Up donations are given back to the community.
HOW TO REQUEST GRANT ASSISTANCE:
Anyone interested in applying for an Operation Round Up Grant must complete an application form and submit it to the Operation Round Up board.
The deadline for applications to be considered at the next Operation Round Up Board meeting is September 15, 2022.
Organization grant recipients:
- Three Arts Club of Georgiana and Chapman
- Hope Afield
- Partners in Progress
- Shepherd's Table
- Georgiana Opry House (more information)
- SABRA Sanctuary (more information)
- Butler County Sheriff's Office (more information)
- Healthy Kids, Inc.
- Greenville Police Department
- Butler County Children's Advocacy Center (Safe Harbor)
- Central Volunteer Fire Department
Individual grant total: $27,500 (for assistance with medical expenses, loss of homes from fire and other emergencies)
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- Confidentiality Policy
- Emergency Distribution Policy
- Ethics Policy
- Non-Discrimination Policy
- Individual Grant Disbursement Policy
For questions about Operation Round Up, contact Christi Scruggs at email@example.com or (334) 382-4904.