Operation Round Up

Operation Round Up

One might think the penny has lost its power in today’s economy. Those in the Cullman area, however, have found that a few pennies can make a real impact on education.round-up

Through a giving program known as Operation Round Up, residents of Cullman County have donated more than $4 million to educational projects – and they’ve done it a few pennies at a time.

“Cullman Electric Cooperative brought the program to our members in 1993,” says Grady Smith, President and CEO of Cullman Electric Cooperative. “By allowing us to round up their power bills to the next whole dollar, participating members donate an average of 50 cents per month to the Operation Round Up trust fund. That doesn’t seem like a lot of money at first glance, but it adds up fast when thousands of people join the effort.”

For more information about Operation Round Up please contact our Member Services Department at  256-737-3200 or  1-800-242-1806.

ATTENTION TEACHERS — CLICK HERE to access Operation Round Up and submit a grant application.

Submission Cutoff Dates for the 2017-2018 school year:

September 28th (for the Oct. 12 meeting)

October 26th (for the Nov. 9 meeting)

Note: The ORU board does not meet in December

December 28th (for the Jan. 11 meeting)

January 25th (for the Feb. 8 meeting)

February 22nd (for the Mar. 8 meeting)

March 29th (for the Apr. 12 meeting, the last meeting for the school year)