Operation Round Up ®, is a community support program designed to raise funds to support worthwhile charitable and educational needs within the 14 counties served by Central Georgia EMC. With just pennies a month from each member, hundreds of cooperatives across the country have contributed millions of dollars to address local needs.
How does Operation Round Up work?
As a participant, your monthly electric bill will be automatically “rounded up” to the nearest dollar. For example, if your bill is $64.35, you will pay $65.00, with the 65 cents going into a special fund administered by the Central Georgia EMC Foundation Board.
On average, you will contribute $6 a year – a small amount to help worthy causes in our community. It works out to be less than the cost of one soft drink, candy bar or a cup of coffee a month. This small, monthly contribution can make a huge impact! The contributions are tax deductible, and a summary of your gifts will be included in your January electric bill.
How will the money be used?
The Central Georgia EMC Foundation was created to disperse the money collected by Operation Round Up®.
Requests for assistance, by charitable organizations, will be evaluated and grants awarded by a separate board of directors made up of 8 volunteer members, one from each of the Central Georgia EMC Board of Director’s service territories.
The primary purpose of Operation Round Up is to address charitable needs and provide financial assistance anywhere in the 14 counties served by Central Georgia EMC. Your contributions will go toward improving the lives of others, and the funds will not be used for political purposes or electric bills.
The following counties will be served by the program: Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Pike, Putnam, and Spalding.
How do I join?
If you would like to participate in Operation Round Up®, you may call our office at 770-775-7857 or Contact us here.
You will find this to be a very rewarding program which does much good in our communities. If you choose not to participate, or if you want to discontinue your participation, simply call our office.
I am an organization. How do I apply?
Organizations are invited to submit an application to the Foundation. The Foundation Board will review grant requests and administer the funds, based on the merit of each grant application and available funds.