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Sawnee Foundation donates over $40k to local charities, classrooms
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Mandy Smith, assistant principal at Black’s Mill Elementary School, was recently awarded funds through the Sawnee EMC Foundation’s “Bright Ideas” program to provide additional educational resources for elementary school students. The program is funded through Sawnee EMC members rounding up their monthly bills. - photo by For the Dawson County News
The Sawnee Foundation of the Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation recently distributed $47,789.71 to charities and classrooms in Dawson County and beyond through the cooperative’s “Operation Round-Up” program. Sawnee EMC members who participate in the program voluntarily round up their electricity bill, donating the extra change to the foundation to help residents in the community with rent, clothing, food and educational resources. Through the program, the foundation awarded $26,110 to 12 local charities and $13,688.71 to seven local schools.