Operation Round-Up donates $13,700 to local programs
Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-Up awarded $13,700 to 18 community organizations at its April 6, 2016, meeting. Funding for Operation Round-Up is donated by members of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative who round their monthly electric bill up to the next even dollar amount. Grant recipients are selected quarterly by a committee of co-op members, with financial donations awarded to nonprofit organizations that improve our local quality of life. Community support is a core value of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative.
Operation Round-Up grant recipients for spring 2016 are:
1. Car Care, $1,000, to repair cars for people in need
2. Yellow Lake Food Distribution, $1,000, to buy food for monthly distribution in Webster to local families
3. Frederic Elementary School, $500, to offer theme study unit on Australia
4. Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin, $1,000, to support Victim Impact Panels that connect offenders and victims of crime
5. Community Referral Agency, $1,000, to fund activities for children at shelter
6. Osceola Community Health Foundation, $200, to support marketing efforts for giveBIG St. Croix Valley
7. Luck School District, $500, to help buy a new stove and refrigerator for the Family and Consumer Science room
8. St. Croix Falls School District Community Learning Center, $500, to purchase healthy snacks for students in after-school program
9. St. Croix Falls Food Shelf, $1,000, to buy food for distribution to local families in need
10. St. Croix Falls School District, $500, to help build concession area and restroom at the football field
11. Mental Health Task Force of Polk County, $1,000, to subscribe to new, web-based donor management program
12. Polk County Home & Community Education, $1,000, to purchase books for children in Polk County Head Start
13. Clear Lake Park Board, $500, to help build a handicap accessible dock at the boat landing
14. St. Croix Falls Public Library, $1,000, to support summer reading program for youth
15. Frederic Arts, $1,000, to offer summer day camps with art instruction for children 8 to 14
16. Indianhead Community Action Agency, Webster Connections Store, $1,000, to buy food for local families in need
17. Webster Senior Citizens, $500, to help replace roof at Webster Senior Center
18. Friends of Crex, $500, to help build a multi-purpose building to replace 1964 mess hall
Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant or co-op members who’d like to round their bill up in support of Operation Round-Up may contact 800-421-0283 or our Operation Round-Up page. The next application deadline is June 1.
Above: Polk-Burnett awarded a $1,000 Operation Round-Up grant to Polk County Home and Community Education (HCE) in April. Funds will be used to purchase books for children in Polk County Head Start. L-R: Polk County HCE Treasurer Kate Kellerman, Vice President Bonnie Timm and President Carol Medchill accepted a check from Polk-Burnett Operations Coordinator Sally Wulf and Operation Round-Up Director Merle Bergren and President Gary Ganje. Special thanks to all co-op members who round up their electric bill… your small change makes a big difference!
Above: Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-Up awarded a $1,000 grant to Indianhead Community Action Agency’s Connections food shelf in Webster in April. Funds will be used to purchase food for local families. L-R: Alma Karels and JoAnn Kipping, Operation Round-Up board; Jan Kelley and Crystal Meier, Connections; Joe Peterson and Terry Wilson, Polk-Burnett Electric Co-op; and Elvira Schmidt, Operation Round-Up board.
Above: Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-Up presented a $1,000 grant to Restorative Justice of NW Wisconsin in April. Funds will help support victim impact panels in Polk and Burnett counties. L-R: JoAnn Kipping and Alma Karels, Operation Round-Up board; Brandy Horstman, Restorative Justice; Terry Wilson and Joe Peterson, Polk-Burnett Electric Co-op and Elvira Schmidt, Operation Round-Up board.