Giving Back to the Community

Operation Round Up was started in 2010 as a way to give back to PPEC’s communities. PPEC members have donated more than $670,435 back to the community since its inception. Groups in both Ohio and Indiana can apply for funding.

The most recent donation recipients, totaling $10,050, included:

  • Antwerp Local Schools: $1,000 to provide funding for the junior class trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Club: $850 to purchase T-shirts for the Paulding County Fair
  • Off the Streets Van Wert County: $1,200 to provide funding for security deposits to get homeless families housing
  • Paulding Chamber of Commerce (Leadership in Action group’s service project): $2,000 to repaint structures at the Paulding Reservoir Park
  • Paulding High School Quiz Bowl Team: $2,000 to provide funding for hotel and registration for students to compete at Nationals
  • Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District: $1,000 to provide funding for the Paulding County Trails Project
  • Putnam County 4-H Council: $500 to purchase Farm Safety Day T-shirts
  • Van Wert Middle School: $1,500 to purchase Makerspace supplies

Organizations can apply for Operation Round Up assistance by contacting PPEC’s Marketing and Communications Manager Samantha Kuhn at or visiting

Help support more charitable organizations like these by donating your capital credits to the Operation Round Up fund. Learn more and allocate your funds by visiting PPEC. coop/capital-credits.