HILCO’s Operation Round Up® grants funding to local organizations
By 06/21/2007 00:00:00
At the April meeting, HILCO Electric's Trust Board for the Operation Round Up® program voted to disburse $12,152.00 to 15 requesting organizations in the HILCO service area.
These funds were donated during the first quarter of 2007.
Pictures and a check presentation were held on May 3, 2007 at the HILCO office in Itasca. Checks were presented by HILCO Board Director William (Bill) Allen and HILCO Trust Board Member, Donna Forrest.
Three local organizations were granted funding to help with their activities. Daniel's Den Ministries (not pictured) received $1,500 for relocation expenses of their emergency shelter and to assist with storage space costs.
The First Christian Day School was awarded $1,600. Their money will assist with the purchase of a computer, software and a digital camera.
And Waxahachie Care Services will purchase two freezers with their award of $1,000.
In addition, the twelve following organizations from within HILCO's service area were also granted funding:
•AC/DC Mentoring Program - $500 - Project assistance/volunteer training
•Central Texas Senior Ministry - $1,000 - Services for elders in Hill County
•Covington ISD PTO - $500 - Newsletter publication
•Grandview Zebra Strings Performance Group - $1,000 - Trip assistance to perform in Branson, MO
•Hill County Retired School Personnel - $500 - Books for Hill County Head Start
•Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries - $400 - Program assistance; clothing racks; water damage repairs
•Hospice of the Heart - $470 - Digital Camera/photo printer
•House Where Jesus Shines - $1,160 - Computers
•Isaiah's Place, Inc. - $582 - Training Materials
•Itasca Board of Revitalization - $240 - One year internet access for senior citizens
•Laguna Park Library/Media Center (not pictured) - $500 - New books and movies
•Prairie Valley Presbyterian Camp, Inc. - $1,200 - Defibrillator for camp facility
Since the Operation Round Up® program began in 2001, over $307,740 has been returned to communities within the HILCO service area. This has been made possible from the generosity of residential participants whose electric bills are rounded upward each month. The additional pennies, nickels and dimes are added to a special fund which is distributed to organizations for charitable needs. So far, a majority of the disbursements have been used to assist with child advocacy services, to aid local fire departments and to help organizations provide services to those in need.
The next deadline for Operation Round Up® applications is June 30, 2007. Organizations interested in applying for funds may contact Jill Huggins, HILCO Administrative Assistant, for information, 254-687-2331 or 800-338-6425, extension 1142. Applications are also available online at www.hilco.coop, or at either HILCO office at 115 E. Main in Itasca or at the corner of FM 933 and FM 1713 in Whitney.