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2016-2017 Youth Odyssey
Amount Raised: $262,000
Youth Odyssey is a non-profit whose mission is to provide at risk-youth, ages 10-17; with positive youth development through basic life skills and fun and challenging adventure programs. Youth Odyssey sets the stage for youth to challenge themselves physically and emotionally by stepping outside of their comfort zones in a safe environment.  Funds were used to build a multi-functional recreation center that allows Youth Odyssey flexibility during inclement weather and to host a larger number of participants.  Funds were also used to expand their ropes course by adding numerous high and low ropes course elements to cater to the increased demand for their site.

2015-2016 CASA of the Coastal Bend
Amount Raised: $282,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides services to foster children in Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas Counties.  The role of the CASA program is to recruit, train and support qualified community volunteers who will then be appointed by the court to a child or sibling group.  Funds were used to help CASA complete their second building, which will double CASA’s capacity to serve children who have been abused or neglected.

2014 – 2015 Citizens for Educational Excellence (CEE)
Amount Raised: $251,000
CEE is a local education fund that promotes best practices in Corpus Christi area schools and provides professional development and programs that impact youth development. Funds were used to purchase a customized trailer to serve as Coastal Compass Mobile Career Center serves Nueces County as well as 12 surrounding counties. The mobile unit will provide help with education and career training.

2013 – 2014 The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
Amount Raised: $248,000
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) provides vital resources for people of all ages experiencing all levels of hearing loss. Funds were used to finish out the interior of their new building.

2012 – 2013 Charlie’s Place
Amount Raised: $250,000
Charlie’s Place provides comprehensive rehabilitation services and case management to individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders. Funds were used to renovate the exterior portion of their facility in order to provide their clients, families and staff a safe, therapeutic and healing outdoor environment.

2011 – 2012 HALO-flight, Inc
Amount Raised: $218,000
HALO-Flight provides medical transports (air ambulance services) for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within the South Texas service area. Funds were used to purchase new autopilot and stability augmentation systems for their helicopters.

2010 – 2011 The Miracle League of Corpus Christi
Amount Raised: $207,348
Miracle League provides children and adults with special needs the chance to play baseball and to experience belonging to a team.Funds provided for the completion of a Miracle League baseball complex.

2009 – 2010 Mission of Mercy
Amount Raised: $201,000
Mission of Mercy is a mobile health clinic that is staffed mostly by volunteer nurses and physicians. Funds were used to purchase a brand new custom mobile health clinic.

2008 – 2009 The Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth
Amount Raised: $195,060
The Ark is an organization that cares for children and youth who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS). Funds were used in the Stork’s Home addition to allow for long term foster care for large sibling groups.

2007 – 2008 American Red Cross – Coastal Bend Chapter
Amount Raised: $198,500
Funds were used to purchase an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) and a Rescue Utility Vehicle. Funds were also used for improvements and repairs to the chapter building enabling Red Cross Volunteers to utilize the facility around the clock during a disaster.

2006-2007 Habitat for Humanity Restore
Amount Raised: $194,000
Habitat for Humanity Restore sells new and gently used building materials to the public at a fraction of normal prices. The proceeds generate a stream of sustainable revenue for Habitat for Humanity’s home building efforts. Funds provided for the purchase of a building to be used for Habitat ReStore.

2005-2006 Camp Aranzazu
Amount Raised: $211,810
Camp Aranzazu provides a unique experience for groups with special needs.  Funds were used to renovate the multipurpose building into a barrier-free dormitory for operation in the 2006 summer camping season.

2004-2005 Food Bank of Corpus Christi
Amount Raised: $172,757
Funds were used to construct a new Food Pantry and Better Nutrition Center that included an area for “grocery shopping” as well as a hands on instruction area.

2003-2004 Mary and Jeff Bell Children’s Library at Central Library

2002-2003 Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi

2001-2002 Mary McLeod Bethune Day Nursery

2000-2001 CASA

1999-2000 Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra

1998-1999 Bokenkamp Children’s Center

1997-1998 Halo Flight

1996-1997 Metro Ministries

1995-1996 Nueces County Children’s Advocacy Center

1994-1995 Women’s Shelter

1993-1994 Palmer Drug Abuse Program

1992-1993 Corpus Christi Public Library

1991-1992 Ada Wilson Children’s Center for Rehabilitation

1990-1991 Teenage Mothers School

1989-1990 Cole Park Community Playground; Family Outreach; Corpus Christi Area Council for the Deaf; Metro Ministries Rainbow House; Texas Special Olympics

1988-1989 Coastal Bend Youth City; The Driscoll Foundation Children’s Hospital

1987-1988 Texas State Aquarium

1986-1987 Ronald McDonald House of South Texas

1985-1986 Chemical Dependency Unit of South Texas

1984-1985 Corpus Christi State School; The New Central Library

1983-1984 Food Bank of Corpus Christi; Ada Wilson Children’s Hospital

1982-1983 Girl’s Cottage, Youth City – In Memory of Bob Sorrell, Jr.

1981-1982 Women’s Shelter

1980-1981 Corpus Christi State School