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Kay Electric’s K-UP Foundation Awards To Five Area Groups


Pictured above  Congratulations to the Marland Children’s Home team which is committed to serving children in north-central Oklahoma.  From left:  Interim Director of Family Services Sarah Pickup, Director of Family Services Melissa Pipestem, CEO Jamie Phillips, Director of Development Allyson Broome, Office Manager Rene Shaw and Family Specialist Richard McReynolds.

The K-UP Board met on Monday, July 20 to review the submitted grant applications.  Out of the five applications received, the Board awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • Operation Blessing $1,500 to restock their pantry for holiday food baskets.
  • Billings Volunteer Fire Dept. $2,000 for a security system.
  • Marland Children’s Home $2,500 to start the Wishing Well Fund
  • Newkirk High School Softball $2,500 for awnings over bleachers
  • Oklahoma Youth Ranch Rodeo $1,600 for a new sound system

K-UP Foundation is supported by Kay Electric members who voluntarily round up their electric bills to the next dollar, donating the few cents difference to the foundation.  Utility bill roundup programs help support rural fire departments and charities who are often operating on a limited budget.

To download a K-UP grant application, go to  You can also call Cyndi Mitchell at the Kay Electric office 580-363-1260 for more information or if you would like to make a charitable contribution to the Foundation.  The deadline for the next grant application is Monday, October 5, 2020.