Operation Round Up
Thousand dollars awarded since 2002
Dollars is the average annual contribution
One of the 7 Cooperative Principles of being a cooperative is Concern for Community. As a Co-op, the quality of life for our members and the community has always been at the center of what we do. Based on that Cooperative Principle, Oakdale Electric Cooperative adopted Operation Round Up ® as our community assistance program in 2002.
Operated as the non-profit Operation Round Up Trust, Inc., this is a simple and rewarding way to enable members to contribute funds for local charities, needy individuals, and service organizations.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, began Operation Round Up in 1989, and since then, hundreds of other electric cooperatives nationwide have chosen to adopt the program.
Oakdale Electric Cooperative rounds up the electric bills to the next highest dollar of participating members each month. The extra change is used to fund the program. For example, if the bill is $6.54, it is rounded up to $7.00 and the extra 46 cents is contributed.
Contributions could be as little as a penny, but never more than 99 cents. The average annual donation is $6 and is tax deductible.
No. You must complete the Operation Sign-Up Form to participate in the program.
The Operation Round Up Trust Board of Directors is comprised of seven Oakdale Electric Cooperative members. They meet at least four times a year to review applications.
According to its bylaws, the Trust board may make donations to any worthwhile community cause, except for political purposes or to pay electric bills. The current mission statement of the Operation Round Up Trust allows for donations to be made for food, clothing, shelter, equipment, medical, and educational needs.
Donations may be made to any individual in need or any organization within the five counties served (Jackson, Juneau, Monroe, Sauk, Wood) by Oakdale Electric Cooperative.
Applications are designated for either an individual or an organization in need. The correct form must be completed and mailed to:
Oakdale Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up
PO Box 40
Oakdale, WI 54649
Applications are reviewed at the meeting of the Operation Roud Up Trust Board of Directors and at those meetings they also decide on the disbursement of funds.