Flint Energies Foundation grants $5,000 to library

The Flint Energies Foundation recently granted Pine Mountain Regional Library System $5,000. The requested funds will be used to purchase supplies for the library collection and programs.   

"With this grant, the library will create STEAM activity centers at the Butler and Reynolds libraries," said Jennifer Domenech, Pine Mountain Regional Library System assistant director. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. "These STEAM activity centers encourage problem solving, critical thinking and communication for children. These funds will allow us to purchase two activity centers and will also help purchase new children's nonfiction books for  Butler Public Library and Reynolds Community Library."

The Flint Energies Foundation provides grants to local non-profits such as this one using money donated by Flint Energies Consumer-members through Operation Round Up®. The electric cooperative’s Members contribute $175,000 annually to the Flint Energies Foundation, which supports worthy causes in the 17 counties it serves. Operation Round Up is a way for participating Members to support multiple charitable organizations by simply allowing Flint Energies to round up their bills to the nearest dollar. Donations to Operation Round Up, which average only about $6 per year per member, are tax deductible. About 40% of Flint’s Membership participates in Operation Round Up, but that percentage continues to decline. If you are a Flint Energies Consumer-member and wish to contribute, you can sign up at www.flintenergies.com/ORU or by calling 1.800.342.3616.

The Flint Energies Foundation, a state-chartered, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, disburses all contributions to approved projects; Member contributions are not used for administration costs. Foundation Board members include Chair Joanne Hamlin, Lizella; Vice Chair Eloise Doty, Butler; Secretary Connie McCutchen, Midland; Treasurer John Luppino, Warner Robins; Gina Fink, Fort Valley; Charles Harrison, Grovania; Pat Bartness, Warner Robins; Traci Kemp, Warner Robins; Betty Chase, Oglethorpe; Roger Sinyard, Mauk; and Ian Russell, Fort Valley.

About Flint Energies
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