Local Nonprofits Benefit from Members’ Donations to Round-Up
Posted on December 28th, 2020
Twelve local nonprofits received donations from Operation Round-Up in December totaling $19,450. The donations were made possible through the generosity of First Electric members who volunteer to have their bill rounded up to the next even dollar each month.
The average yearly contribution per member is just $6 and is used for donations to local organizations and for college scholarships. To date, Operation Round-Up has donated more than $1.25 million to deserving organizations and students.
The Operation Round-Up Trust fund is overseen by a nine-member board of community members, who are selected to serve by First Electric’s board of directors.
The recipients by county include:
• Heber Springs Humane Society, $2,000.
• CASA of the 16th Judicial District, $2,000.
• Arkansas Learning Through the Arts, $1,500.
• Garland County Habitat for Humanity, $2,000.
• The Entertainment Foundation, $1,000.
• Cabot Christmas Alliance, $2,000.
• GiGi’s Playhouse Little Rock, $1,000.
• Operation Warm Heart, $2,000
• AR Kids Read, $1,000
• Lake Norrell Area Fire Protection District, $2,000.
• Turtle Creek Fire Improvement District, $1,950.
• Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Stone County, $1,000.
Photo: Garland County Habitat for Humanity builds homes for deserving families in Garland County. The organization will use its donation for supplies to support volunteers that help to build the homes. In September, the organization celebrated its 25th anniversary and built its 150th Habitat for Humanity house in December.