Join us in helping the less fortunate in our community
As a voluntary program, Palmetto Electric relies on consumer participation to ensure the success of Operation Round Up. When a customer participates, his/her average contribution is about 50 cents per month, totaling around $6 on an annual basis. It may seem like small change, but if every consumer took part in the program, we could raise more than $450,000 a year to help worthy community projects in Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties.
Here’s How It Works
Operation Round Up is just what the name implies. Each month, Palmetto Electric simply “rounds up” the electric bills of participating consumers to the next dollar. Donations are tax deductible, and participants are sent a summary of their yearly contributions each January and February.
All Operation Round Up donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors called the Palmetto Electric Trust. The Trust is made up of community leaders who serve on a voluntary basis. The Board receives and evaluates all requests, determines who receives funding and how all Operation Round Up monies will be distributed. Typically, the funding is used to address crucial community needs such as housing, assistance programs like Meals on Wheels, medical care and education — but is not limited to these categories. Operation Round Up funds may not be used for political purposes.
If you need more information about the Operation Round Up program, please call Palmetto Electric at 1-800-922-5551.