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October 2021 Operation Round Up and EnviroWatts grants

In October, Tipmont distributed nearly $20,000 in grants from its Operation Round Up and EnviroWatts programs. They funded initiatives to support science education for young women, improve access at a charity thrift store, provide necessary materials for newborns, repair a facility that helps people recover from addictions, and plant 200-plus trees in greater Lafayette.

Operation Round Up

In Operation Round Up, you round up your monthly Tipmont electric bill to the nearest dollar. Your tax-deductible average annual contribution of $6 benefits such area nonprofit efforts as:

  • Motors, controllers and gearboxes to help Lafayette’s Team 8232 Robotics. Made up of young women ages 14 to 18, the team will build a robot for the 2022 FIRST Robotics program competition. 
  • New shopping carts for Lafayette locations of Millie’s Thrift Store. Smaller carts can be more easily maneuvered through aisles and operated by seniors and individuals with disabilities.
  • Diapers, wipes and formula for families in need at Crawfordsville’s Women’s Resource Center. The center serves nearly 300 mostly lower-income families each year, providing essential baby items to care for children.
  • Siding, trim and nails to replace aged infrastructure at Lafayette’s Service, Unity, Recovery, Fellowship (SURF) Center. Supporting more than 2,500 people a year, the SURF Center is a resource and referral center for individuals recovering from addictions.

Enroll today: Log into SmartHub or visit tipmont.org/oru


Adding just one cent per kilowatthour to your monthly Tipmont electric bill — with a $5 monthly maximum — supports local projects in sustainability, renewable energy and environmental improvement, including:

  • Planting 200-plus trees in public spaces throughout Lafayette through Tree Lafayette. The organization plants species native to Indiana as much as possible and facilitates their maintenance.

Enroll today: Visit tipmont.org/envirowatts

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Rob Ford

Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015. Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.

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