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Operation Round-Up

Small Change That Changes Lives - More than $1.28 million funded in donations since 1998!

Operation Round-Up allows First Electric members to help support worthwhile projects in our communities and scholarships for students. 

Participating in Operation Round-Up is easy. Each month, First Electric simply "rounds up" the electric bill of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, a member's monthly bill of $52.73 would be rounded up to $53, with the additional 27 cents going to the Operation Round-Up Trust fund. Donations are tax deductible, and participating members are sent a summary of their yearly contributions in December and January.

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 trustees meet quarterly to review donation applications and select the recipients. First Electric pays all administrative expenses for the program, which allows all "rounded up" monies to be used for nonprofit donations and college scholarships. Since its inception in 1998, the Operation Round-Up program has awarded more than $1.28 million in donations to nonprofit organizations and college scholarships.

Meetings are held the first week of each quarter. The deadlines for nonprofit donation requests will be as follows:

1st Quarter deadline – March 15

2nd Quarter deadline – June 15

3rd Quarter deadline – September 15

4th Quarter deadline –November 15 

Members can sign up below, call 800-489-7405 or stop by a First Electric office. Nonprofit organizations that would like to apply for funds can download the application or pick it up at a First Electric office.
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Operation Round-Up recipients for first quarter 2021

Congratulations to the 23 nonprofit organizations that received Operation Round-Up donations in October! And thank you to the First Electric members who help support their community by volunteering to have their electric bill rounded up each month.

Recipients by county includes:

Arkansas County
• Phillips Community College Foundation Stuttgart Council, $1,000

Cleburne County
• Breakin Bread, $2,000
• The Other Side, $1,500
• Drasco Fire Department, $1,500
• Gospel Garage Automotive Ministry Corp., $1,000
• Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne Co., $1,000
• United Way of North Central Arkansas - Imagination Library, $1,000

Conway County
• Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Conway County, $500
• The Safe Place, Inc., $1,000

Independence County
• Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Independence Co., $500

Lonoke County
• Lonoke Co. 4-H Foundation, $1,000

Monroe County
• Literacy Council of Monroe Co., $500

Perry County
• Morrilton Human Relations, $1,500

Pulaski County
• Adult Learning Alliance, Inc., $500
• Fishnet Missions of Jacksonville, $1,000
• Holy Sews, $1,000
• Jacksonville Museum of Military History, $1,000

Saline County
• CASA of Saline County, $1,000
• Lisowe’s Lights, $1,000
• Saline County 4-H, $1,000

White County
• White County Aging Program, $1,500
• Antioch Volunteer Fire Dept., $1,000

Yell County
• Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Yell Co., $250



Operation Round-Up Member Enrollment Form