How did the program get started?

The program was started by a small electric co-op in South Carolina in 1989. The idea of rounding up the co-op member's electric bill to the next dollar and use the combined funds to do good work in your community. Since then, the program has been adopted by more than 260 electric co-ops nationwide and has raised more then $50 million for co-op communities. REC's Board of Trustees elected to start the charitable giving program in 2019.