Spare change makes a local difference

Posted on Jun 05 2021 in Noble REMC
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Did you know your spare change is staying right here in the community and positively impacting your neighbors, friends and family?

By participating in Noble REMC’s Operation Round Up program – and allowing your electric bills to be rounded up each month – those extra pennies go into a trust fund and are given back locally through community grants each quarter. 

When we all chip in a little, we can make a big impact. See for yourself.

The second quarter distribution of the Operation Round Up Trust Fund awarded $12,675 to 11 different organizations in our community, including:

  • Kendallville Lions Club, $750, downtown fundraising popcorn stand
  • LaOtto Community Park, Inc., $1,000, community building project
  • Orange Township Fire Department, $2,500, uniforms
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, $1,000, meat processing
  • Bear Lake Camp, Inc., $1,200, drinking fountain and bottle filler units
  • Stone’s Trace Historical Society, $1,000, building repair and maintenance
  • Noble County CVB, $1,500, Community Placemaking Project
  • City of Kendallville, $1,000, Kid City event
  • St. John Lutheran School, $225, extracurricular activities
  • Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana, $1,500, East Noble Campus Life program
  • Drug Free Noble County, $1,000, prevention support programs

Local nonprofit organizations seeking funding can complete and return an application to the Noble REMC office by July 1 to be considered for the next round of Operation Round Up disbursements. Applications can be downloaded from