City Council votes to send Share the Pennies resolution to MLGW

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The City Council has unanimously voted to send the Share the Pennies program to the MLGW board.

According to MLGW, those involved in the program have their monthly utility bill rounded up to the next whole dollar.

The difference is then donated to Project CARE– a program that assists the elderly and disabled customers with weatherizing their homes.

Right now only a small percentage of the public participates in the program, bringing in approximately $50,000 annually.

If approved, all customers would be enrolled in the program and then have to opt out.

The most someone would pay is $11.88 a year.

The recommendation will be sent to MLGW who will then decide if they will implement the program.

The council will make their decision in February.