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Dec 20, 2018

Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to North Shelby Elementary School

Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to North Shelby Elementary School

The Macon Electric Foundation was happy to award the North Shelby Elementary school with a grant for $495 to purchase 30 micro-bit Go Bundles, which are pocket-sized computers that would allow students to get creative with digital technology, as well as provide the teachers with an effective way to teach coding and STEM in their classrooms.

The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and PWSD #1 of Macon County customers 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 is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve,” stated Carol Burstert, Foundation secretary. “Thanks to the generosity of MEC members and PSWD customers, we are excited to provide a grant to the North Shelby Elementary school for the purchase of pocket micro-bit Go Bundles.”

MEC members and PWSD customers 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.

“Being able to help a school district acquire up-to-date technology is extremely rewarding,” said Burstert. “None of this would be possible without the support of members electing to participate in Operation Round Up.”

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 2019 first quarter applications are due on March 29. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: www.maconelectric.com/macon-electric-foundation.

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