Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Save Mart Donation

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Supermarkets. Funds 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 congratulates Save Mart for their continued loyal support.

Store Manager, John Romine, gathered his team together for a group photo and did an exceptional job of explaining the history of Save Mart’s donations to CCF. John states, “We are proud and excited to once again be part of giving back to the community that supports our store and it’s employees. The Calaveras Community Foundation provides a great service to the community by providing opportunities to students interested in technical and vocational career paths. Save Mart is proud to partner with them in providing well-trained and educated employees that will help the local community fill needs in those areas.”

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, 42 local students have received monetary awards and the total dollar amounts to over $46,000.

Scholarships awarded in 2015 benefited six high school students from Bret Harte, Mountain Oaks and Calaveras High Schools. Each recipient received $1500. Anticipated fields of study for these students included: the medical field, fire science and law enforcement.

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.