About Nueces Electric Charities, Inc.
Ever heard that a penny goes a long way? In this case, hundreds of thousands of pennies donated each year by Nueces Electric Cooperatives members go a very long way to help Coastal Bend organizations.
Through Operation Round-up, Nueces Electric Cooperative members volunteer to "round up" their electric bills to the next dollar. All of the additional change goes to a non-profit fund developed by NEC called Nueces Electric Charities, Inc. The money adds up each year and Nueces Electric Charities (on behalf of all of the participating NEC members) gives a check to various worthy community projects like the HALO-Flight air ambulance service. The monthly donation by a member, per account, never exceeds 99 cents per month, can be as low as a penny, and averages just $6 per year.
Because of the generous donations of our members, Nueces Electric Charities is able to grant awards each year to worthy charitable organizations in our member communities. Nueces Electric Charities is a financial supporter whose giving is meant to help non-profit organizations address and positively impact community life for Nueces Electric Cooperative members.
Nueces Electric Charities has supported a variety of organizations including Timmons Ministries, Alice Counseling Center, Communities in Schools, Mission of Mercy, Ronald McDonald House, Brush Country USA, Refuge of Hope, Corpus Christi Metro Ministries, Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, Corpus Christi SafePlace House, Rise School of Corpus Christi, the South Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America, and Halo-Flight.
Since 1997, Operation Round-up raised over $1.5 Million! Nearly all of the funds donated are returned to the community to target improvements in education, health, hunger, abuse and homelessness.