Rounding up your bill can make a difference - Operation Roundup
Your spare change alone may not make a big difference – however, when you combine that spare change with all of your neighbors, it can change lives.
With that concept in mind, Anza Electric Cooperative established Operation Roundup as a way for our members to combine their spare change for the benefit of the communities in this area.
The program was set up with the goal of making a big difference with small change. By allowing AEC to round up your monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar amount each month, the extra pennies are contributed to the AEC Operation Roundup fund.
Operation Roundup was started by Palmetto Electric Cooperative, in South Carolina, in 1989. Since then over 278 electric cooperatives nationwide have chosen to adopt the program.
The concept behind the program is to extend the principle on which electric cooperatives were built over 60 years ago – neighbor helping neighbor and as a Touchstone Energy Cooperative – to follow one of the core principles which is Commitment to Community. "Small change that changes lives," is the foundation upon which Operation Roundup is built.
Through AEC’s billing system, those members who volunteer to participate in Operation Roundup agree to have their electric bill rounded up each month to the next higher dollar amount.
For example, a bill of $73.75 would become $74.00 and the extra 25¢ would be deposited in a separate account - AEC Operation Roundup fund.
Individually, this is pretty small change; on average, members will contribute about six dollars annually to the program. Imagine what we can do together.
Monies collected through Operation Roundup are used to give financial assistance to members in need. These members can apply for assistance once every 12 months through our Cooperative Care Program.
Please complete the Operation Roundup form here and help change lives.