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October 2021 Operation Round Up and EnviroWatts grants

December 2, 2021

 • BY Rob Ford

The Women’s Resource Center in Crawfordsville received an Operation Round Up grant for diapers, wipes and formulas for families in need.
The Women’s Resource Center in Crawfordsville received an Operation Round Up grant for diapers, wipes and formulas for families in need.
The Women’s Resource Center in Crawfordsville received an Operation Round Up grant for diapers, wipes and formulas for families in need.
The Women’s Resource Center in Crawfordsville received an Operation Round Up grant for diapers, wipes and formulas for families in need.

In October, Tipmont distributed nearly $20,000 in grants from its Operation Round Up and EnviroWatts programs. They funded initiatives to support science education for young women, improve access at a charity thrift store, provide necessary materials for newborns, repair a facility that helps people recover from addictions, and plant 200-plus trees in greater Lafayette.

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:

  • Motors, controllers and gearboxes to help Lafayette’s Team 8232 Robotics. Made up of young women ages 14 to 18, the team will build a robot for the 2022 FIRST Robotics program competition. 
  • New shopping carts for Lafayette locations of Millie’s Thrift Store. Smaller carts can be more easily maneuvered through aisles and operated by seniors and individuals with disabilities.
  • Diapers, wipes and formula for families in need at Crawfordsville’s Women’s Resource Center. The center serves nearly 300 mostly lower-income families each year, providing essential baby items to care for children.
  • Siding, trim and nails to replace aged infrastructure at Lafayette’s Service, Unity, Recovery, Fellowship (SURF) Center. Supporting more than 2,500 people a year, the SURF Center is a resource and referral center for individuals recovering from addictions.

Enroll today: Log into SmartHub or visit tipmont.org/oru

EnviroWatts

Adding just one cent per kilowatthour to your monthly Tipmont electric bill — with a $5 monthly maximum — supports local projects in sustainability, renewable energy and environmental improvement, including:

  • Planting 200-plus trees in public spaces throughout Lafayette through Tree Lafayette. The organization plants species native to Indiana as much as possible and facilitates their maintenance.

Enroll today: Visit tipmont.org/envirowatts

Rob Ford

Rob Ford

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Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015.

Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.

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