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Operation Round Up Pumps $218,125 Into Community Charities


Walton EMC’s customer-owners’ pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters add up to some serious money that benefits our neighbors who need it most.

These generous people allow us to round up their monthly electric bill to the next dollar. That spare change goes to worthy organizations that help those going through tough times and crises. Check out the latest good work they’ve made possible.

A Child’s Voice Advocacy Center – $13,450 for direct services to children who are victims of sexual or severe physical abuse. Entire territory.

ART Station – $2,500 for their arts camp and youth performance company scholarship. DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, Walton.

Athens Area Diaper Bank – $9,000 for diapers for low-income families. Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Walton.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta – $5,000 for their mentoring program. DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, Walton.

Boys and Girls Club of Athens – $3,000 for games and workbooks in their Mind Blowers program. Clarke.

Boys and Girls Club of Winder-Barrow – $4,800 for teen critical programming. Barrow.

Christopher Lamont Cosper Foundation – $1,000 for hygiene items for the homeless. All counties.

Faith In Serving Humanity – $15,000 for medical needs of disadvantaged citizens. Walton.

Falcon Fury/Phoenix Pass – $1,500 for Christmas gifts for needy children. Gwinnett, Rockdale, Walton.

Family Promise of Athens – $9,000 for emergency shelter and services for homeless families with children. Clarke, Newton, Oconee, Rockdale, Walton.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too – $15,000 to provide home medical equipment for low-income or uninsured patients. Entire territory.

KidsPeace National Centers of Georgia – $5,000 to assist children with mental health issues. Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Walton.

Partnership for Families, Children and Youth – $2,000 to assist special-needs high school students explore post-secondary education opportunities. Walton.

Penfield Addiction Ministries, Inc. – $10,000 to pay for substance abuse treatment for those who can’t afford it. Entire territory.

Reach One Corporation – $500 to assist domestic violence victims improve self-confidence, education and job opportunities. Barrow, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, Walton.

Side by Side Clubhouse – $3,500 to assist brain injury patients who can’t afford their programs. DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, Walton.

Tiny Stitches, Inc. – $2,500 to provide at-risk infants up to three months old with clothes and blankets. Clarke, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Walton.

Touch of Light Ministries – $1,700 for their Sharp Think youth entrepreneur program. DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Walton.

United Way of Greater Atlanta – $2,500 toward building a homeless shelter. DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale.

Wheels of Hope – $2,000 for their transportation service that helps the disabled and elderly who can’t drive. Barrow, Clarke, Oconee.

Eight families – $36,674.98 for emergency needs.

American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, Friends of Gwinnett Senior Services, Judy House Ministry, Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry – $72,500 for emergency food, shelter and medical needs. (These particular funds come from unclaimed capital credits.)

Click here and sign up at the bottom of the page to help. Every customer-owner’s donation helps those in need. Walton EMC covers all administrative costs of the program.