Tammy Casciato, director of the OATH Program shared, “I realized, when I was in Corpus Christi picking up our grant check, how many others from Beeville were also there and was reminded that we can always do a better job of partnering with each other. Our community is small enough that most of us serve the same population, and we want to make sure that the foundations that believe in what we all do, also know that we work closely with each other to spend their money in the most effective ways and build lasting collaborations.
“That is why we are taking this picture together as one group,” she went on. “We are all very proud to have been chosen to receive a grant from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation... Without grants and donations, none of the work that we all do would be able to continue.”
Casciato and Silvia Puentes from The OATH Program have been accessing free medication programs for the uninsured in Beeville for 12 years and rely on grants and donations to keep the doors open. They are always in need of part-time volunteers and can be reached at 358-7004.
Dan Thomas, director of the Boys and Girls Club, was also a CBCF grant recipient. The Beeville Boys & Girls Club is a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to providing health and physical education to cultural enrichment, personal adjustment, social recreation, outdoor and environmental education. For more information on their programs, call 358-6520.
Monica Elliott, board treasurer, and Pete Martinez, program coordinator for the Bee County Adult Literacy Council, said their program serves more than 30 adult learners every year. Their focus is on adult literacy and basic education services and they work to help improve adult literacy rates in communities. They are always in need of volunteer tutors. For more information, call 354-5335.