Funds for Operation Round Up come from all co-op members who voluntarily choose to round up their monthly bills to the nearest even dollar (enroll by clicking here). SVEC assists with a corporate contribution toward grants.
First Cycle (January 2020)
Beverley Manor Middle School – For the counseling department to purchase binders for students whose families cannot financially afford to buy them.
Habit for Humanity of Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro – To provide critical home repairs for at-risk seniors in the area.
Valley Career and Technical Center – Toward the purchase of a Farm Bots Farming Machine, which will be used to grow vegetable crops for the center’s culinary arts program.
Page Alliance for Community Action – To offer free swimming lessons for disadvantaged elementary-age youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County – For support on matching volunteer “bigs” with young “littles” and to expand services to more than 100 children on the waiting list.
Briery Branch Community Club – To make safety upgrades to its community center.
People Helping People – To provide financial assistance to people who find themselves struggling to meet basic needs while homeless, between jobs or underemployed.
Family Promise – For H.U.S.H. (Help Us Stabilize Housing), an ongoing project that supports and assists families as they work on becoming stable and self-supportive again.
Shenandoah County Health Ministries Coalition – To support funding of the services of Faith Community Nursing, which provides ministry and promotes wholistic health to many members of small, rural churches with aging populations.
St. John Bosco Outreach Program – To provide financial aid for utilities, rent, medicine, food and lodging. More than 1,000 needy families are in the database.
Gore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. – Toward the purchase of a new heart monitor/defibrillator.
Highland Food Pantry – To supplement the emergency financial aid budget to provide food and other assistance in need and to engage the community in the fight to end hunger.
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum – To enhance the Native American Longhouse of the Eastern Woodlands exhibit, such as adding costumes, pretend food items and a make-believe fire pit.
Sinclair Health Clinic – To support and deliver quality health care services to low-income residents.
Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter – To help cover medical expenses incurred by volunteer nurses, EMTs and certified nursing assistants who provide basic care.
Winchester Education Foundation – Toward the Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center, which will train and equip youth and adults to meet the demands of the regional job market. It is scheduled to open in 2021.
Second Cycle (July 2020)
Augusta at Play – to increase accessible and inclusive play value at each Augusta County elementary school.
Augusta Health Foundation – to provide financial support for cancer patients through the Cancer Care Bridge Fund.
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation – to support Lunch 2 Go, a program that seeks to address the pervasiveness of food insecurity on campus.
Page Free Clinic – to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and diabetic supplies.
Page One – to provide emergency fuel assistance to Page County households and individuals.
Sadie Rose Foundation – for operational expenses toward offering support to families and individuals who have lost a child, including through pregnancy loss and miscarriage.
Salvation Army Corps of Harrisonburg – to help fund the replacement of equipment in its shelter kitchen.
Way to Go Inc. – to provide essential transportation services to low-income workers in Rockingham County.
Grandparents as Parents – to assist families with food, loss of shelter, medical and/or emotional needs.
Families Reaching Out Group – to pay for a week’s worth of clothing for foster children, to include tops/bottoms, pajamas, underwear, shoes and more.
Winchester Presbyterian Church – to support the Helper Fund, which provides emergency assistance to area residents.