Carroll EMC Awards Impact Grants to Local Organizations

Carrollton, GA—The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative Foundation awarded 65 local organizations with Impact Grants totaling more than $127,000 for projects that will benefit local communities.
Impact Grants provide assistance to area organizations and projects whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life for residents in communities within Carroll EMC's service area. The grants are funded through Operation Round Up®, which is a voluntary program that allows Carroll EMC Members to have their electric bills rounded up to the next whole dollar.
Included in this year’s funding were:
Action Ministries - Housing and Hunger Relief
Alice's House - Healthy Food for the Kids - Food Purchase Request
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carroll County - Afterschool Program
Carroll County Child Advocacy Center - CC-CAC - Increase Community Awareness
Carroll County Cooperative Extension Office – Nutrition and Cooking programs and Youth Garden Project
Carroll County Genealogical Society - Obituary Indexing Project
Carroll County Master Gardeners - In My Garden-GA Master Gardeners State Conference
Carroll County Outdoor Camp - Outdoor Sportsman Camp for Teens
Carroll County Sheriff Department - Sheriff's Camp for Kids
Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park - 2016 CCVMP Grounds & Expansion Project
Carroll County Young Farmers - Winter Classic Livestock Show
Carroll Meth Awareness Coalition - Continuing the Fight Against Illegal Drugs
Carrollton Artist Guild - Carrollton Festival of the Arts
Carrollton Cultural Arts Center - Carrollton Teen Theatre Production 
Carrollton Empty Stocking Fund - Christmas Toys for Carroll, Heard, and Haralson Kids
Carrollton Kiwanis Foundation - Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase
Carrollton Parks and Recreation - Summer Track and Field Program
Carrollton Police Department - Shop with a Cop
Communities in Schools - CIS Program
Ferst Foundation Carroll County - Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
Fragile Kids Foundation - Medically Fragile Children
Georgia Society to Prevent Blindness - Star Pupils
GSPE-MathCounts - Math Counts
Hope for the Journey - Breast Cancer Education & Support
Impact International - 415 Hope Center
Ingram Library's Penelope Melson Society - Jackie Robinson: Baseball and Civil Rights Pioneer
Keep Carroll Beautiful - Non-Traditional Recycling Program
Literacy is for Today and Tomorrow - Computers and School Supplies for Literacy
Mentoring Village - Volunteer Mentor Background Screening
Positive Response - West Georgia Testing
Rapha Clinic of West Georgia - Expand Use of Electronic Medical Records
Rolling Hills RC&D Council - Paws for a Cause
SCRAP Bin - Technology enhancements
Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum - Summer Camp for children
Tanner Medical Foundation - POP (Power of Produce) Club for Kids
Temple Police Department - Shop with a Cop
Temple Senior Center - Eating on a healthy budget
Villa Rica Police - Shop with a Cop
West GA Water & Soil Conservation - Conservationist of the Year Banquet
West Georgia Council on Aging - Keeping Our Seniors Educated & Active
“The Carroll EMC Foundation continues to make a tremendous impact in the west Georgia area by the generosity of our Members who participate in the Operation Round Up program,” said Carole Thompson, Carroll EMC Community Relations Supervisor. “We have such a giving spirit in our community. We have found that most people truly want to help others in need but might not feel they have the resources to really make a difference. Operation Round Up is the perfect giving arm for our Members who want to participate in giving back to the community.”
Since its inception in 2001, Operation Round Up has granted $2.8 million to nonprofit organizations and community projects in Carroll EMC's service area. Funds collected for Operation Round Up are distributed by the Carroll EMC Foundation board of trustees. None of the funds are used for administrative costs and 100 percent of the proceeds go back into the community.
To sign up for Operation Round Up or to view the complete list of Impact Grant recipients, visit carrollemc.com, choose “Community,” “Foundation” and then “Operation Round Up.”
Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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