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Posted: Thursday, December 5th 2013 at 10:09am

Sawnee EMC Foundation donates $40,000 to local charities, classrooms

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CUMMING - The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation (The Foundation), through its Operation Round Up program, recently awarded $40,003.53 to nine local charities and through five classroom grants.

The local charitable organizations that received funding this quarter were:

1. North Metro Miracle League
2. Prevent Blindness Georgia
3. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 307
4. Fragile Kids Foundation
5. St. Vincent de Paul - Forsyth
6. St. Vincent de Paul - Dawson
7. Lekotek of Georgia – Forsyth location
8. Forsyth County Lions Club
9. North Fulton Community Charities

The local schools that received a “Bright Ideas” classroom grant this quarter were:
1. Riverview Middle School
2. Forsyth Central High School
3. North Forsyth High School
4. West Forsyth High School
5. Mill Springs Academy

Interested applicants are required to submit an application to the Foundation Board for its consideration. In order to qualify for a grant, the charity must be located in Sawnee EMC’s service area and/or provide a service in the communities that Sawnee serves. Teachers can apply for funds through the Bright Ideas program, which is also part of Operation Round Up. A public or private teacher is eligible to apply for funding as long as their school is located within the Sawnee EMC service area.

These programs are made possible by over 20,000 members of Sawnee EMC who make the decision each month to round their electric bill up to the next highest dollar. This “extra change” goes directly into the Sawnee Foundation and is given back out into the communities Sawnee EMC serves.

For more information about the Operation Round Up program, please call Cindy Badgett, Director of External Affairs at 678-455-1399 or email You can also visit for more information.

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Associated Categories: Business News, Local/State News

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