Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Save Mart Donation
Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Supermarkets. Funds are to benefit the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. At this level of donation, Save Mart moves into the ranks of a corporate partner and CCF is most grateful for Save Mart’s continued support.
“Here at Save Mart, we believe that it’s very important to invest in the future and we are proud to be a part of that by participating in raising funds for the Career and Technical Training program. It offers education alternatives to high school graduates, building a foundation for the communities’ future.” states Luke Houston, Store Manager, Angels Camp Save Mart.
Save Mart Supermarkets is committed to giving back to the communities they serve. The C&TT scholarship fund, founded in 2010 and administered by CCF, is based on the belief that high school graduates need to have options in pursuing training or further education aside from the traditional four-year college. A wide range of opportunities exists in our region for youth seeking associate degrees and certificates leading to good paying technical or vocational career paths. Since the inception of this fund, 36 local students have received monetary awards and the total dollar amounts to over $37,000.
Scholarships awarded in 2014 benefited six high school students from both Bret Harte and Calaveras High Schools. Each recipient received $1500. Anticipated fields of study for these students included: court reporting, diagnostic imaging, heavy equipment, fire service, medical, mechanics, electrical lineman, and agriculture.
Continued generous donations like this one from Save Mart help raise the consciousness of other local business partners in assisting 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.