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, more than $2.5 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.
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. York Electric will also use every available means, including South Carolina Living magazine, to keep you informed about how and when funds are distributed. Learn more about Operation Round Up