Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to Callao C-8
On July 31, the Macon Electric Foundation awarded a community grant to the Callao C-8 science department. The group received $500 to help update their science materials. The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) members can elect to have their bills each month rounded up to the next dollar. The proceeds are used to benefit area non-profits through a system of quarterly grants, awarded by the Foundation’s volunteer board of directors.
“The Macon Electric Foundation board strives to make a difference in the communities that we serve, and there is no better way to do this than to help the children in these communities,” stated Carol Burstert, Macon Electric Foundation Secretary. “We were so excited to be able to provide the Callao C-8 School District with this grant to help improve their science department.”
MEC members can help give back to their communities by signing up for Operation Round Up. Members can register online at www.maconelectric.com/operation-round-up, or contact the office at (660) 385-3157.
“None of this would be possible without the generosity of our MEC members who participate in Operation Round Up,” stated Carol. “We appreciate everyone's support and encourage you to contact the Macon Electric office to learn more about Operation Round Up should you have any questions.”
Organizations can apply for a Macon Electric Foundation grant by submitting an application to the Macon Electric Cooperative office prior to the due date for each quarter. The 2018 third quarter applications are due on August 31. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: www.maconelectric.com/macon-electric-foundation.