That’s right. By rounding up electric bills to the next highest dollar York Electric contributes money to local charities and the charities in turn provide assistance to individuals who are in need. The average member participating in Operation Round Up contributes about 50 cents a month. Since the program began in 2000, over $1.8 million has been donated.
Who Distributes the Funds?
The program is administered by the Operation Round Up Trust Board, an independent board of community leaders that assesses the needs for granting Operation Round Up funds. Local non-profit organizations are assisted so they are able to provide food, shelter, clothing, health care, etc. to individuals who are in need. Political issues and campaigns do not receive funds.
A Heap of Heartfelt Gratitude
Teresa Creech, Executive Director
Early Learning Partnership of York County
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Early Learning Partnership of York County, we would like to thank you for your generous donation of $9,300 for the Free Medical Clinics for Uninsured Children. Your support acts as a significant catalyst to help build healthier, successful communities for our children and families.”
Eileen F. Misek, President
Fort Mill Care Center
“Thank you all so much for reviewing our grant application so VERY favorably! The $10,000 will be used to fund utility bills for our clients. You are assisting the Center to continue its mission of providing short-term emergency assistance to those in the Fort Mill Township. Thanks also to all of you at York Electric for performing your mission of “enlightening” us here in Fort Mill.”
Ainslee Moss, President
Tender Hearts Ministries
“Thank you so much for the generous donation of $10,000. Your donation will help many individuals and families through our community outreach and shelter programs. Thank you for keeping a tender heart toward those in need and helping us help others. York Electric and the Operation Round Up program is a blessing to us!”
Charles Grobusky, Development Director
Upper Palmetto YMCA
“Giving those who are less fortunate an opportunity to participate in camp is a gift they will appreciate forever. Your generous donation of $10,000 is a tremendous support to our A+ Camper Program. The program is a vehicle that provides low income and deserving students a Camp Cherokee experience. We are thankful for York Electric’s community service program and to their members who make it possible.”
Debbie Wieland, Executive Director
York County Christian Women’s Job Corp
“Thank you for your support in our fight against poverty throughout York County. Your generous donation of $10,000 will help us continue the Seven Steps toward Self-Sufficiency Program, which guides women in need down the path of becoming self-sufficient. Thank you for partnering with us to provide hope to women and children in poverty, helping each woman improve her employability, and while also improving her children’s chances for a better future. York Electric’s commitment to community is making a positive difference in the lives of many.”
Contributions to Operation Round Up are tax deductible. In January and February, your utility bill will have a summary of the contributions you made to Operation Round Up during the previous year. YEC will also use every available means, including South Carolina Living, to keep you informed about how and when funds are distributed. Learn more about Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up FAQ (5)
Exactly what is this Operation Round Up and more importantly will I recoup the amount that was rounded up?
Operation Round Up is a voluntary contribution on your electric bill which adds a few pennies each month. The most you could ever donate in a year would be $12, but most members’ donations are around $6 per year. These pennies are added together from all our participating members, and York Electric’s Trust Board makes grants to non-profit agencies who are serving needs in our community. Since 2000, York Electric’s members have raised approximately $2.3 million, and we now have 62% member participation.
We make it easy. Sign up by calling our member services department at 803-684-4248, and we’ll simply round your electric bill up to the next highest dollar each month. The extra change – an average of only 50 cents a month or $6 a year – is your contribution to the program. If you wish to discontinue your contributions at any time, simply contact YEC.
Contributions to Operation Round Up are tax deductible. In January and February, your utility bill will have a summary of the contributions you made to Operation Round Up during the previous year.
Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up Disposition Statement