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Operation Round Up is a volunteer program in which Central Electric Members can choose to round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar each month, in order to help those in need. The money is used to provide assistance for all kinds of worthy projects in Chatham, Harnett, Moore, Lee and Randolph communities. For example, if your bill is $65.74, Central Electric will round up your bill to $66.00. The extra 26 cents will go into the Central Electric Member Care Trust fund. The average yearly contribution is around $6.00 with the most being $11.88.

Operation Round Up targets non-profit organizations, groups and charities that are currently serving members of Central Electric. The guidelines used for awarding Operation Round Up funds address food, shelter, clothing, education, health care and vital community service needs.

Operation Round Up is similar to Members Care, a donation program Central Electric previously had in place. However, Operation Round Up replaced Members Care to allow Central Electric more opportunities to help those in need around the community - member or non-member.

While Operation Round Up is a voluntary program, the more support received from our members, the more lives will be changed! To participate or learn more, call the Central EMC office at 1-800-446-7752.

Should you not want to participate fillout the form listed here. Once you complete the form either print it out and mail it to our office at 128 Wilson Road Sanford, NC 27332 or email it to us at You may send it as a PDF attachment or scan and send the printed version.


Applications for 2017 fourth-quarter grant opportunities must be submitted no later than Nov. 1. Grant recipients will be announced following the Central Electric Member Care Trust Board meeting on Nov. 16.

Operation Round Up is a community development program funded by the voluntary contribution of Central Electric members to the Central Electric Member Care Trust, Inc. Charitable donations are made by the Trust Board to worthy projects in the Central Electric service territory (Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Moore counties). Organizations, groups and charities in these counties are eligible to apply as long as they meet the specific funding guidelines established by the Member Care Trust Board of Directors. Find out more on whether or not your group is a likely candidate in the Guidelines for Disbursement of Funds section listed in our Forms and Applications section under the News tab.

Applicants must be established and share information on the following four items: tax exempt status, mission statement, financial statement and use of funds. Unfortunately start-up groups cannot participate.

If you know of or work with a group that could benefit from Operation Round Up, fill out the application available here and then email it to or mail it to Central Electric at PO Box 1094 Sanford, NC 27331.


  1. B.T. Bullock Elementary School (Lee) – Funded $3,000 to provide supplies and storage for the school’s art program.
  2. Chatham Housing Initiatives, Inc. – Funded $3,000 to provide 12 twin beds, mattresses and waterproof mattress covers for homes housing individuals fleeing from domestic violence.
  3. Christian United Outreach Center (Lee) – Funded $3,000 to purchase food to be distributed to Lee County residents and Lee County schools.
  4. Coalition for Families in Lee County – Funded $3,000 to help cover costs associated with the Lee County Child Care Conference.
  5. Lee County High School FFA Alumni – Funded $1,575 to help cover costs associated with sending members to the State Leadership Conference at White Lake, N.C.
  6. Lee County Schools AIG Advisory Council – Funded $3,000 to help support and fund the local Spelling Bee competition.
  7. Sanford Job Express (Lee) – Funded $3,000 to assist with automobile insurance expenses for vehicles used to provide work transportation for individuals who have no means of travel.
  8. Union Pines High School NJROTC (Moore) – Funded $3,000 to help cover costs for cadets attending basic training at the Marine Corps. facility in Parris Island, S.C.

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