Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation’s Customers Care has donated $3,000 of its Operation Round Up funds to Read To Succeed.
“This grant will provide needed materials to the participants in the adult literacy program,” Lisa Mitchell, executive director of Read To Succeed said. “We’re so thankful to those individuals who made this contribution possible.”
Read To Succeed is a non-profit initiative to support literacy programs and foster awareness of the importance of reading. RTS works with more than 600 volunteers each year in its literacy programs and events in Rutherford County.
Operation Round Up began in 2003 and has distributed more than $5 million into MTEMC’s communities.
The initiative “rounds up” members’ bills to the next highest dollar, with that extra change set aside for worthy causes. It is the responsibility of the Customers Care Board, which is composed of seven MTEMC members, to evaluate grant requests and send the money back to qualifying organizations.
Incoming contributions are tracked by county so the Customers Care Board can do its best to ensure money contributed by members in a certain county goes to that county. Any balances are carried over each month.
MTE Customers Care funds may not be used for political or expressly religious purposes, schools or school-related organizations.