Employee Charity

Since 2004, Oconto Electric Employee Charity has awarded $193,000 to charities and organizations. Each spring the Oconto Electric Cooperative (OEC) employees choose a charity to raise money for throughout the year. Several events are held throughout the summer, with the donations being made to the recipients in late fall. Employees have held charity lunches, Bag Lunch to Go, a golf outing and candy bar sale.

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This is the where past money has been distributed.

2004Community Healthcare Foundation (MRI Unit)$1,200
2005Oconto Area Humane Society$2,500
2006Kingdom Come Food Pantry$1,000
2007Friends of the Oconto Falls Firefighters$1,200
2008Oconto County K9 Unit$3,000
2009Oconto County Home Respite Care$2,400
2010Oconto County Chapter DAV$2,200
2011Old Glory Honor Flight$3,500
2012St. Anthony Fire Fund$9,000
2013Panther Pride$10,000
2014Lena Tech Ed$5,000
2014Gillett Tech Ed$2,500
2014Coleman Tech Ed$2,500
2015Lena Public Library$5,000
2015Little Hearts for Life, Inc.$5,000
2016Lena Area Volunteer Fire Department$6,000
2016Rainbow House$6,000
2017Old Glory Honor Flight$7,000
2017Patriot Guard Riders$7,000
2018Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin$7,000
2018Bridge The Gap, Inc.$7,000
2019Oconto County Law Enforcement$8,500
2019Meals on Wheels Program$8,500
2020Little River Fire Department$10,000
2020Morgan-Green Valley Fire Company$10,000
2021Abrams Fire Department$5,000
2021Oconto Falls Area Cycling Coalition$5,000
2021Underhill Volunteer Fire Department$5,000
2021Shawano Area Matthew 25, Inc. (SAM25)$5,000
2022New View Industries$10,000
2022Sportsman with Heart$10,000
2023Oconto County Youth Fair$7,500
2023Oconto River Kids$7,500
2023Oconto Falls Youth Baseball/Softball$5,000