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
- Post-prom celebrations
- Local summer reading programs
- Various community events across our service area
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.