Residents of the Hays County Women’s Center received toys and blankets from Gary Job Corps Center students and staff this holiday season. Additionally, the Gary Center community gave toys, $300, and a widescreen television to residents of the Central Texas Children’s Home.
Over the last 10 years, the Gary Job Corps Center has supported the Women’s Center through donations of food, clothing, toys and money.
“In the season of giving, the staff and students from the Gary Center support many local charities,” said Randolph Goodman, Gary Job Corps business community liaison.
Job Corps, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, is a free program designed to help people aged 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career, technical, and academic training. The center, which holds one graduation ceremony each month, had graduated 1,200 students in 2011 as of last month, Goodman said. Goodman said graduates enter the workforce, continue their education, or join the military.