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Thank You for Supporting Operation Round Up!

To our members who contributed to Operation Round Up, THANK YOU! Your generosity has allowed us to give back to organizations doing meaningful work in Southern Illinois.

In the spirit of transparency and accountability, we are excited to share the impact we’ve achieved together. Since 2020, your collective efforts have raised an impressive $12,443.82! When you round up your monthly bill, it may seem like a small contribution, but together, we have helped make a difference in the lives of many in our communities.

In the past two years, Operation Round Up has awarded $8,500 in grant funds, which have helped local schools enhance their educational facilities, supported grassroots initiatives that foster community cohesion, and supplied much-needed funds to organizations that generously care for the people and animals in Southern Illinois.

In 2024, we hope to expand our reach in all directions. We encourage you to spread the word not only to those not enrolled in Operation Round Up, but also to organizations interested in receiving support through Operation Round Up. You can learn more about how to apply for these funds here.

Thank you once again for your support of our community not-for-profit organization. 

2022/2023 Annual Financial Report



2023 Operation Round Up Recipients

  • Toys for Tots – $1,500 – to provide Christmas gifts and books to over 3,300 children across 5 counties in Southern Illinois. Visit to donate or contact / (618) 303-0149 to learn more!
  • Francis CARE – $1,000 – to support their outstanding efforts in animal care and adoption. As a no-kill shelter and low-cost clinic, they care for 125 dogs and cats at any given time and perform 100+ surgeries per month. Donate or volunteer at or (618) 687-2079. Located at 6228 Country Club Rd, Murphysboro.
  • 724 Ministries – $2,000 – to support their free weekly community dinner initiative in downtown Murphysboro. Community Dinners every Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at 724 Walnut Street, Murphysboro. Learn more at!
  • Giant City School – $1,500 – to upgrade gymnasium lighting from halogen to LED for better energy efficiency. Giant City School is a K-8 public school (approx. 233 students) located at 1062 Boskydell Road, Carbondale.
  • Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church – $1,000 – to support their back-to-school backpack and school supply giveaway benefiting over 2,000 students across Southern Illinois. They are located at 400 E. Main Street, Carbondale. Visit or call (618) 529-3975 to learn more!
  • Carbondale Park District – $500 – to support their third annual Hometown Holiday Light Show, offering a drive-thru or walk-through experience for families at no cost. Located at Hickory Lodge, 1115 W Sycamore St, Carbondale, over the Christmas holiday season (
  • Specialized Equine Services – $1,000 – supporting therapeutic riding programs for all, regardless of income. This organization operates out of Giant City Stables in Makanda. Contact, visit, or call (618) 529-4110 to learn more.

Operation Round Up Collage 2023