PenLight’s Project Help program is designed to help income-qualifying families with up to $200 of support with their electric bills each year. The program provides funds through a partnership with Key Peninsula Community Services.
The economy is still hurting, and the needs of our neighbors continue to rise. In response, PenLight has permanently made Project Help available all year. You can reach more families by donating to the program. All donations are matched dollar for dollar.
Three Ways to Contribute
PenLight members can donate to help their neighbors in one of three ways:
- A one-time gift
- A recurring monthly donation
- Rounding up your bill each month to the nearest whole dollar
On average, those who enroll in bill Round-Up will only add about $6 to their annual bill. Those donations can go a long way to help neighbors who sometimes have to choose between food and heat.
Since last year, more than 1,500 people have signed up to donate funds, bringing the total number of supporters to about 1,900. Our goal is to encourage 10,000 of our members—one-third of our service area— to participate in the Project Help Round-Up campaign.
Approximately 550 Gig Harbor-area families have benefited from an average of $110,000 through Project Help annually since 2009. Yet the program needs more funds because the demand is on the rise. No administrative costs are deducted, and all contributions are tax-deductible, so every dollar helps your neighbors in need.
Contact us today to learn how you can give the gift of warmth this winter.