(Cumming, GA) The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation (Foundation) will participate in #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020. Leading up to this date, the Foundation is encouraging individuals and organizations to give and be part of the change in their communities. The goal is to create a wave of generosity that will last beyond Giving Tuesday itself.
The Foundation’s Operation Round Up program donates grants to local 501 (c) (3) charities and provides innovative classroom grants to make our communities a better place to live, work and learn. The funds stay within Sawnee’s service territory and do not go toward any operation costs. All projects must be something that has a direct benefit for local communities.
Sawnee EMC members are encouraged to participate. Members that round up their electric bill will donate no more than $12 a year. A dollar (or less) a month can make big changes. Since 2003, the Foundation has donated over $3.5 million dollars to our communities. Historically, the funds have assisted food banks, Meals on Wheels and many more causes. Funds also support local teachers and their classrooms projects that make learning more innovative and creative. Additionally, 100% of donations through Operation Round Up are placed into the Foundation and are tax deductible.
Participation is easy. Sawnee EMC members can sign up to participate in the program and their bill will be automatically rounded up to the next dollar sending the extra change to the Foundation. Members can also choose to make a one-time donation in any amount. Visit the Foundation’s website at www.sawnee.com/roundup-signup or contact our Customer Call Center at 770-887-2363 to “round up” today.
About Sawnee EMC and the Sawnee Foundation
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 187,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. The Sawnee Foundation was created in 2003 with the mission of providing charitable donations within the Sawnee communities. The Foundation exists to enhance the way of life for those in need, with financial assistance to selected charitable organizations. Sawnee always stands ready to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…
“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.