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Dawson County Wee Books receives $1000 donation from Amicalola EMC
Recently, local nonprofit Dawson County Wee Books received a $1000 donation from Amicalola EMC’s Operation Round Up program. From left to right: Jason Sheer, Judy Cahill, Peggy Krautter, Karmen Pharris and David Yenerall. (Photo courtesy of Karmen Pharris)

Local nonprofit Dawson County Wee Books recently received a $1000 donation thanks to Amicalola EMC’s Operation Round Up program. 

Dawson County Wee Books is a program dedicated to improving literacy and instilling a love of reading in local children. Children from birth to five years old who are signed up with the program receive a free, age appropriate book mailed to them each month. Each month, the nonprofit provides over 700 books to children in Dawson County. Funding for these books is provided through private donations, business gifts and grants. 

Amicalola EMC’s Operation Round Up program allows customers to elect to “round up” their electric bill each month to the nearest dollar, and this extra money is used to support local nonprofits like Dawson County Wee Books. Amicalola EMC customers participating in the program only pay an average of $6 a year through rounding up their bills, but these small contributions can add up to help organizations like Wee Books. 

“Amicalola EMC and their customers have been a constant supporter of our literacy program,” Wee Books Chair and President Karmen Pharris said. “We thank Amicalola EMC customers for ‘Rounding Up’ monthly bills to donate to Wee Books.” 

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