As a member of York Electric Cooperative, you are part of a program that helps raise thousands of dollars each year for worthy community projects right here in York, Chester, Lancaster and Cherokee counties.
That’s right. By rounding up electric bills to the next highest dollar York Electric Cooperative 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. Members who wish not to participate in the program are asked to opt-out here.
Who Distributes The Funds?
The program is administered by the Operation Round Up Trust Board, an independent board of community leaders who 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.
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.
York Electric Cooperative knows you will enjoy being a part of this worthwhile effort. If you have any questions about Operation Round Up, please contact Member Services.
Operation Round Up FAQ
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 see their donations around $6.00 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.
After each quarterly meeting, our website is updated with the current disposition statement. Also, we periodically publish updates about Operation Round Up in the South Carolina Living magazine.