What is Round-Up?
Round-Up is a member-to-member program that helps members pay their electric bills during the winter months. Round-Up allows members to round up their electric bills to the next even dollar amount. The extra change goes to a fund to help families in CEC's service territory who are experiencing financial hardships. By donating your spare change, you can make a difference in a neighbor's life. It's an inexpensive way to help each other through tough times.
Contributing is Easy
The concept is simple. We just round up your electric bill. For example, if your electric bill is $40.32, then your bill would be an even $41. It could also make balancing the family checkbook much easier. An average yearly donation is about $6. Add your $6 to that of other participating members, and we can really make a difference to help those in need.
A Few Pennies Can Make the Difference
Each year, hundreds of CEC members receive energy assistance in the form of government money. That financing is often targeted in congressional budget cuts -- so help for families in need is never certain. That's why we began Family Fund -- to help members more.
There are certain guidelines to qualify for benefits through CEC's assistance programs. To learn more about these guidelines please click here.
Ways to Contribute
Round-Up is one way you can contribute to Family Fund. You can also make a one-time donation of any amount or add a set monthly amount. All donations to CEC's Family Fund are tax deductible. Click here to learn more about Family Fund.
To sign up for the Round-Up Program, call 800-521-0570. Members who use SmartHub - our online account service - may sign up online by logging in and selecting Billing & Payments then Round-Up.
Be a Good Neighbor
If you are a struggling member, or know a family that could use a hand with energy expenses, during the winter months, contact us at 800-521-0570.
If you would like to help others, Round-Up is an easy way to do that. If you change your mind and decide to stop contributing, just call us and let us know. If you have any additional questions please call 800-521-0570.