Pioneer Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation has awarded Healthy Kids, Inc., a $10,000 grant to assist in the completion of the organization’s outdoor classroom safety project.
The grant will help cover the cost of replacing the existing rubber mulch ground surface with a safer material that also allows access for all children, regardless of physical ability.
“We believe that fun and learning happen simultaneously, and outdoor experiences provide an infinite amount of learning opportunities,” said Lisa Nimmer, Healthy Kids, Inc., executive director. “The Operation Round Up grant helps us reach our goal on this valuable project that increases the opportunity for a safe and enriching outdoor learning environment.”
Healthy Kids, formed in 1997, is dedicated to the care and well-being of children in Butler, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Montgomery and Crenshaw counties. The organization helps strengthen families by promoting the skills, resources and support they need to build a brighter future. They offer community services including childcare, school readiness, and nutrition programs aimed at making a difference in the lives of Alabama’s children.
Operation Round Up is funded by Pioneer Electric members who voluntarily round up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar. All funds stay in the community to benefit local organizations and individuals in need of assistance.
“Pioneer Electric is thankful for the opportunity to extend our community commitment to improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Christi Scruggs, Pioneer Electric Cooperative communications director. “Investing in families and our youngest citizens helps build a brighter future for everyone.”