SharingChange is MTEMC’s charitable foundation whose sole purpose is to give back to the communities we serve. MTEMC members like you donate funds, with 100% of the donations going to local charities and organizations such as Empower Me Day Camp in Lebanon and Project Healing Waters. Since 2003, Middle Tennessee Electric’s charitable foundations have distributed more than $10 million to more than 550 local organizations.
The cooperative's member-elected Board of Directors made the decision to create MTEMC’s charitable foundation in November of 2003. The vision and mission of the foundation will continue as SharingChange. As former Board Chairman Gordon Bone has put it, "It fits perfectly with the principles of our cooperative - to pool a small amount of our individual resources to make a big difference for the community as a whole. So not only is it easy, it’s impactful.”
Since 2003, MTEMC’s charitable foundations have donated more than $10 million to more than 550 local organizations. Funds have been used for things such as firefighting equipment for volunteer fire departments; life-saving equipment for ambulance or rescue squads; hospice programs; youth programs; food shelves; clothing, shelter, emotional support, and medical services. And this is just a sampling of the community programs we have supported.
AmazonSmile is no different from Amazon; it just allows charitable organizations to receive a percentage of purchase from Amazon customers. Essentially, it is Amazon's way of giving back to a community. So, you might be wondering how it works. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SharingChange, at no cost to you.