Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Donation from Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Foundation

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. This donation benefits the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. This marks the ninth year in a row that the C.A.R.E.S. Foundation has supported this scholarship program for local high school students.

“We are very proud to give back to the Calaveras community,” expresses John Romine, Save Mart store manager. “The Calaveras Community Foundation is a great community partner that aims to provide opportunities to students in technical and vocational careers In our community.”

Founded in 2011, the C&TT scholarship fund is administered by CCF, and supports the belief that high school graduates must have options in pursuing training/further education aside from the traditional four-year college. Many job opportunities exist in our local region for youth seeking associate degrees/certificates that can lead to technical or vocational career paths. Since the inception of this fund, 64 local students have received monetary awards with total dollar amounts over $79,000.

Scholarships awarded in 2018 benefited ten high school students from Bret Harte, Mountain Oaks and Calaveras High Schools. Each recipient received $1500. Anticipated fields of study for these students include: nursing, EMT/paramedic, fire science, welding, diesel mechanics, auto technology and cosmetology.

Generous donations like The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation donation assist in raising the consciousness of other local business partners in supporting the youth of our community. As these and other funds continue to grow, CCF will be able to award more and higher dollar scholarships to C&TT applicants.

CCF, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization, welcomes donations from like-minded businesses and individuals who see the challenge ahead of making scholarship funds available to students pursuing technical or training career paths.

To learn more about the C&TT scholarship fund and other funds that administered by CCF, call 736-1845 or visit the CCF website

The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation is Save Mart’s charitable giving foundation that is dedicated to giving back to the communities stores serve. C.A.R.E.S. stands for Community, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports and focuses on improving lives under these categories. For more information, please visit, under the Community tab.

Chyrl Hillis, Publicity Chair, CCF, Angels Camp Save Mart Store Manager, John Romine and Brent Harrington, CCF Treasurer.