Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up® is Coleman County Electric Cooperative’s community service assistance program. The concept is to extend the principle on which electric cooperatives were built over 80 years ago – neighbor helping neighbor, and to follow one of the core principals, which is commitment to community. “Small change that changes lives” is the foundation upon which Operation Round Up is built.
This simple and rewarding way to enable members to raise money for local charities, needy individuals and service organizations is operated as the CCEC Operation Round Up Program.
How is the program funded?
The cooperative will “round up” a member’s monthly electric bill to the next highest dollar unless the customer chooses not to participate. For example, if the bill is $46.54, it is rounded up to $47.00 and the extra 46 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up fund. The average annual contribution will be about $6.00 per year.
How will the program work?
CCEC members will be automatically included in Operation Round Up, however, if a member does not wish to participate, they just need to call the co‐op at 325-625-2128 and request to not be included; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most participating cooperatives nationwide administer the program in this way. A member may choose to discontinue their contribution at any time.
How will I know how much is contributed?
The monthly billing statement shows how much is being contributed to Operation Round Up.
What types of donations are made with Operation Round Up funds?
The Board can make donations to any worthwhile community cause, with the exception that no Operation Round Up funds can be used for political purposes or to pay electric bills. The current mission statement of the CCEC Round Up program allows for donations to be made for food, clothing, shelter, equipment, and medical needs.
Are Operation Round Up donations limited to cooperative members?
No, donations may be made to anyone or any organization within the service area of CCEC. Donations are limited to $1,000 per individual or $2,500 for an organization in any one year. CCEC may, at the discretion of the Board, increase the amount of a donation to an organization up to, but not to exceed $5,000.
How do organizations/individuals apply for Operation Round Up funds?
Applications are designated for either an individual or an organization in need. The proper form must be completed and mailed to the following address: Coleman County Electric Cooperative, Inc. ATTN: Manager of Member Services PO Box 860 Coleman, Texas 76834