SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Women’s Council once again awarded impact grants to local non-profits that make a difference in the lives of women and children in Hays County. This year, seven organizations received a portion of the available $15,000 in grant funding at the Council’s fifth annual Grants Award Ceremony.
Established in 2010, the Women’s Council is a unique fundraising committee of the CTMC Foundation that utilizes member dues to fund its efforts rather than traditional events and activities. Each year, the Council gives half of its impact grants to the CTMC Women’s Center and awards the other half to other non-profits serving women and children in Hays County. To date, the Council has provided $81,000 in funding.
At the Grants Award Ceremony, funds were awarded to the following organizations:
Hands of Hope - $1,500
Hands of Hope is a faith-based, tuition-free, 10-week-long educational program for women that provides an array of life skills and job training. The organization will use their grant funds to support their “Computer Project,” which will provide up-to-date systems and software for their program.
School Fuel - $2,000
School Fuel is a program that provides weekend nutrition to underprivileged San Marcos school children. The grant funding will be used to help feed 511 children by sending a sack of food home with them on Friday afternoons.
GENaustin - $1,000
GENaustin (Girls Empowerment Network) supports and guides girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. The organization will use its grant money for their 180 Program, which is a prevention and intervention program for at-risk middle school and high school girls.
Hays Caldwell Women’s Center - $1,000
The Hays Caldwell Women’s Shelter will use their grand funding to purchase three new folding cribs that will meet the federal standards required for child care centers. The new, light-weight cribs will be on wheels for easy transport.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - $1,500
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. They will use their grant to provide direct aid and assistance to the poor and needy in the San Marcos area, including the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center and single mothers and children.
Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - $1,000
This organization will use its grant to fund technology updates in their video library. All educational DVDs purchased will be used in all Hays County schools.
The CTMC Women’s Center - $7,000
The CTMC Women’s Center will use its portion of grant funding to purchase a new bladder scanner, which will reduce catheterization and re-catheterization rates and result in a decreased incidence of catheter related infections following cesarean sections and gynecologic surgeries.
“With our fifth year of grants awards now complete, we are truly impacting hundreds of local women and children in a very positive way,” said Jerilyn Miller, CTMC Foundation manager.
For more information about joining the Women’s Council or their activities, please call the CTMC Foundation office directly at 512-753-3687, or learn more at www.ctmc.org
About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation
The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.
Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $11 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. As part of Adventist Health System, CTMC brings a long tradition of Christian healthcare to San Marcos. Now with 44 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.