SaveMart Makes Donation to CCF

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) is the recipient of a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Supermarkets charitable organization, CARES. These funds will benefit the Career and Technical Training Scholarship Fund, which gives options to high school graduates other than a four-year college education.

Angels Camp Store Managers, previously Ray Gonzales, and at present, John Romine, both contacted Save Mart CARES on behalf of CCF and encouraged the board to consider supporting the Career and Technical Training Fund. CCF is most grateful for this generous donation.

(left to right) Kathy Northington, Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools, Ray Gonzales, former Angels Camp Store Manager, John Romine, current Angels Camp Save Mart Store Manager and Paul DeBaldo, Former CCF VP, Strategic Planning

Most available scholarships offered today for high school seniors, both locally and nationally, are offered with the mind-set that a four-year college education is ideal for most youth. That doesn’t seem to be the case. A wide range of opportunities exist in our region for youth seeking associate degrees and certificates that lead to  good paying and alternative career paths.

Junior colleges and trade institutions offer courses in firefighting, emergency first response, sports medicine, welding, automotive services, construction technology, nursing, health care, CHP officer training, culinary arts, dental hygienist, agriculture and commercial photography.