Donate to the Helping Hand Foundation

Help Support Your Community

Piedmont Electric’s Helping Hand Foundation helps support the needs of our local communities thanks to the generous support of our members who round up their bill monthly.

If you would like to do more, there are multiple ways you can donate.

DONATING ON YOUR BILL: Members can make one-time or recurring monthly donations on their power bill in addition to our round-up option. Simply log on to your SmartHub account to enroll.

DONATING YOUR CAPITAL CREDIT: If you would like to donate your capital credit to the foundation, please cash or deposit your capital credit and then you can donate online or by mail. Do not return your capital credit check to the co-op.

Donate online
  • Go to Piedmont Electric’s Pay Now portal
  • Enter your account number as “1” and your name as “Helping Hand”

The minimum online donation is $5.00. You will receive a receipt for your records after completion.

Donate by mail

Make checks payable to “Helping Hand Foundation” and mail to:

Attn: Helping Hand Foundation
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation
P.O. Drawer 1179
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Donate future capital credits

If you would like to donate future capital credits to the foundation then complete our capital credits beneficiary designation form and select option 2. All forms must be notarized and returned to Piedmont Electric.

Donate with AmazonSmile 

Amazon Prime members can select select Piedmont Electric’s Helping Hands Foundation as their charity of choice through AmazonSmile. At no cost to the member, Amazon will donate a portion of each order to Helping Hands once selected. All that is required is to click “start shopping” from AmazonSmile’s webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 800.222.3107 or

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