Pierce Pepin Cares, the charitable arm of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services awarded grants for the third quarter to local non-profit programs recently. Pierce Pepin Cares is funded by PPCS members who round up their monthly bills to the nearest dollar through Operation Round Up®, as well as direct donations.
The Pierce Pepin Cares board approved $2,500 grants to Have a Heart, Inc., to Prescott Foundation K9 Unit Fund. A grant was also awarded through Federated Youth Foundation to Ellsworth Community School District in the amount of $1,500.
“We are very thankful for the generosity of our members who participate in Operation Round Up,” said Nate Boettcher, PPCS’ president and CEO. “Individually members contribute about $6 annually but taken together these contributions provide significant assistance within the community.”
Pierce Pepin Cares provides charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations that offer programs and support projects to enhance the quality of life for those within the communities served by PPCS. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying may visit www.piercepepin.coop or call 800-924-2133 for information. The next application deadline is October 15.