October 2022 Operation Round Up and EnviroWatts donations

January 3, 2023

 • BY Nick Rogers

Lafayette Adult Resource Academy’s Family Literacy Library received an Operation Round Up grant for books and seating.
Lafayette Adult Resource Academy’s Family Literacy Library received an Operation Round Up grant for books and seating.
Lafayette Adult Resource Academy’s Family Literacy Library received an Operation Round Up grant for books and seating.
Lafayette Adult Resource Academy’s Family Literacy Library received an Operation Round Up grant for books and seating.

In October 2022, Tipmont distributed nearly $20,000 in grants from its Operation Round Up and EnviroWatts programs. These grants funded initiatives to support green spaces, mental health, robotics programs, public safety and child literacy in the communities we serve.

Operation Round Up

In Operation Round Up, you round up your monthly Tipmont electric bill to the nearest dollar. Your tax-deductible average annual contribution of $6 benefits such area nonprofit efforts as:

  • Promotional signage for a new mental health hotline to display in various community locations for Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County — helping people access assistance when needed and additional resources to ensure mental well-being.
  • Parts required to build a robot for the 2023 competition season for McCutcheon High School’s Mavericks Robotics Boosters, encouraging science, technology, engineering and math activities among area high schoolers.
  • A metal handrail along sidewalks in Lafayette’s Wabash Avenue Neighborhood for the Lafayette Urban Enterprise Association — improving connectivity between the historic neighborhood and Lafayette’s downtown, and enhancing public and pedestrian safety. 
  • Books and seating for the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy’s Family Literacy Library, where families can gather to read together and encourage child literacy.

EnviroWatts

Tipmont also supports local projects in sustainability, renewable energy and environmental improvement through the EnviroWatts program! As a participant, you add just one cent per kilowatt-hour to your monthly Tipmont electric bill — with a $5 monthly maximum.

  • In October 2022, the EnviroWatts program donated $10,000 to the Lafayette Tree Fund to plant trees in public spaces throughout Lafayette.

Nick Rogers

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Nick Rogers is Tipmont's Communication Manager. He joined Tipmont REMC in 2021.

Nick has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In a previous life, he covered arts & entertainment and continues to publish film reviews. He loves movies (big shocker!) as well as rooting for the Chicago Cubs and trying new restaurants. He lives in Lafayette with his wife and dog.