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December 9th, 2009
Greater San Marcos Youth Council celebrates grants


The Greater San Marcos Youth Council this year received grants totaling $27,500 from groups that include Meadows Foundation, the Passion & Commitment Investment Club of Grande Communications, the Wimberley Lions Club and the LCRA Employees’ United Charities.

“During these particularly tough economic times, people continue to give, which is amazing because it’s during times like these that children and families are at greater risk for homelessness, hunger, abuse and neglect,” said Julia Ramsay-New, the council’s executive director.

The council operates a shelter for abused and neglected children, serving about 150 a year. In addition, the council provides more than 600 families a year with counseling and parenting programs.

It has an annual operating budget of about $650,000 of which administrative costs are historically less than 12 percent. In fiscal year 2009, they were 7 percent.

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