Members Helping Members
Sumner-Cowley Electric would like to offer its members a chance to help their communities by participating in our Operation Round-Up program. The program, which is strictly voluntary, has been established so that Sumner-Cowley Electric members have a quick and easy method of making financial contributions to non-profit organizations that help people throughout their communities.
Once enrolled in the program, member’s electric bills are rounded up to the next dollar. For example, a member with a bill of $52.49 is rounded up to $53. The 51 cent difference is deposited into the Members Helping Members fund. Sumner-Cowley Electric will then match the member’s contribution and deposit the contribution into the Members Helping Members fund as well.
All funds collected through Operation Round-Up are donated to charitable organizations. A panel of volunteers and Sumner-Cowley Electric employees determine where and how to allocate the funds. Past MHM donations include:
- College scholarships for children of members
- After Prom/Graduation Celebrations
- Oxford Public Library Summer Reading Programs
- South Haven Cardinal Club/South Haven Basketball Program- Purchase of A Shoot Around
Members who participate in Operation Round Up will give an average of 50 cents each month, $6 a year. With Sumner-Cowley Electric issuing thousands of electric bills each year, the potential is great for our members to make a big impact to many worthwhile organizations.
If you would like to help, please contact our office at 620-326-3356.
Members who wish to withdraw may do so at any point by notifying the Cooperative of their decision.
Visit our scholarships page to see the recipients the 2016 Members Helping Members scholarships.