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Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to Shelbina Elementary

The Macon Electric Foundation recently awarded Shelbina elementary with a grant for $800 to help purchase Breakout Kits for the fourth-grade classrooms. In a Breakout Kit activity, students work together and think critically to “break into” locked boxes. The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and PWSD of Macon County customers can elect to have their bills each month rounded up to the next dollar. The proceeds are used to benefit area non-profits through a system of quarterly grants, awarded by the Foundation’s volunteer board of directors.

“The mission of the Macon Electric Foundation is to make a difference in the communities that we serve,” stated Michele Collins, Macon Electric Foundation vice president. “We enjoy partnering with local non-profit organizations to give back to the communities in a positive way.”

MEC members and PWSD customers can help give back to their communities by signing up for Operation Round Up. Members can register online at, or contact the office at (660) 385-3157. 

 “This grant opportunity would not be possible without the generosity of the MEC members and PWSD customers who have signed up to participate in Operation Round Up,” stated Collins. “If you would like to be a part of this group and help give back to our communities, please contact MEC to sign up today.”

Organizations can apply for a Macon Electric Foundation grant by submitting an application to the MEC office prior to the due date for each quarter. The 2020 first quarter applications are due on March 27. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: