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Operation Round Up - April 2017

The following grants were awarded to local organizations in April 2017.


Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer’s, $1,500 for the purchase of materials for Living Memories kits to be used at the organization’s Memory Café.

City of Pine City, $2,000 toward the purchase of new streetlight banners to be used in strategic commerce areas throughout the city.

Pine Center for the Arts, Pine City, $560 for the purchase of a Samsung tablet, tablet keyboard and stand. The equipment will be used to coordinate classes and events, display and advertise featured artists, and for photography and on-site surveys.

Vasaloppet, Inc., Mora, $2,000 for the purchase of items to be used during the Vasaloppet International Ski Exchange. Items include food, tours and events for participants.


Chisago Lakes Community Education, Lindstrom, $1,380 for the purchase of compasses, survival kits, water filtration systems, emergency fire-starter kits, and field guide books for the Wilderness Survival Class and Orienteering Club.

Isle After-Prom Party, $1,000 to assist with costs associated with hosting the after-prom party.

Parkland Community Group, South Range, WI, $2,424 for the purchase of new, toddler-specific slides and swings at the existing playground.

Pine City Backpack Food Program, $2,000 for the purchase of food to be distributed over weekends and holidays. Currently, 53 students are served through the program.

Pine City Post-Prom Committee, $1,000 to assist with costs associated with hosting the after-prom party.

Rum River Bandits, Cambridge, $1,000 toward the purchase of new signs at Sandquist Park in Cambridge. The fields at the park are used by the Bandits and other teams.

Rush City Senior All-Night Party, $1,000 to assist with costs associated with hosting the all-night party.

Established in 1997, the ORU Trust has put more than $1.5 million to work in local communities. With gifts ranging from one penny to 99 cents per month, participating members have a convenient way to pool their resources for the benefit of the greater community. The average contribution is around $6 per year, and the maximum annual contribution is $11.88.

Individuals who would like to join their fellow ECE members in supporting the Operation Round Up program can sign up by calling 1-800-254-7944.

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