Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up board of trustees recently awarded more than $17,000 in grants for community projects.           Boys & Girls Club of Boone County received $3,636 to purchase iPads, cases, and protectors for Power Hour, during whichstudents are provided with learning activities and homework help.  ·         Hoosier Heritage Quilt Guild was awarded $949.75 to purchase materials to make blankets for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office to hand out to those in need.  ·         Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide received $2,000 to help purchase body safety training materials forBoone County students.  ·         Special Olympics Boone County was awarded $7,500 for its Summer Games program.  ·         St. Joseph Catholic Church received $3,210 to provide window insulation kits for local residents.  Operation Round Up is a voluntary program for which Boone REMC members allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next whole dollar. Those extra cents are put into an independent, 501(c)3 trust and disbursed through a grant process. An independent board of trustees reviews grant requests on a quarterly basis.

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