Special to Iredell Free News

The EnergyUnited Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children (ICPYC). The contribution from the Foundation will be used to support ICPYC’s Diaper Pantry, which provides support for needy families by keeping infants clean and healthy.

“The challenges facing families and the early childhood industry this past year have been significant,” said Lisa Familo, executive director of ICPYC. “While the ever-present needs of our community have deepened, our commitment to delivering innovative solutions has helped our communities remain strong.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is building on the successes of its historic year of giving in 2020 to continue to meet the most pressing needs of all communities within the cooperative’s 19-county service area.

“The EnergyUnited Foundation helps meet a wide variety of needs that exist in our communities,” said Debra Citta, foundation administrator. “Early childhood care and support is often an essential component of any effort to lift families out of poverty. We believe contributions like this have a tremendous impact on ICPYC’s clients and the entire community.”

The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program. More than 80,000 EnergyUnited members choose to participate in the program by “rounding up” their electric bills each month. The maximum monthly contribution for an individual member with one account is 99 cents. Each of these small contributions are pooled together in a single fund managed by the EnergyUnited Foundation to support needy individuals, families, and non-profit organizations like ICPYC that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.

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For more information about The Iredell County Partnership for Young Children, visit https://www.iredellsmartstart.org

About EnergyUnited

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving more than 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. To learn more about The EnergyUnited Foundation and EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program, visit www.energyunited.com/givingback.

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