"Sharing Success" is a charitable matching contribution program provided to CoBank’s participating customers. This year, customers were able to nominate up to four qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations for a maximum matching contribution per CoBank customer of $10,000.
South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (STEC) is a proud participant in the CoBank Sharing Success program, because we feel this program is a great way for us to give back to the communities we serve. STEC donated $2,500 to four organizations as part of the 2022 Sharing Success program and nominated them for matching $2,500 donations from CoBank.
STEC's CoBank "Sharing Success" recipients for 2022 are:
Aurora House Foundation
On June 10, 2022, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to the Aurora House Foundation.
Aurora House provides loving care in a home-like atmosphere, with private rooms and 24/7 caregivers. Their services are available to residents of the Rio Grande Valley who have been diagnosed as terminally ill and have a life expectancy of less than three months. In collaboration with hospice programs throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Aurora House provides both the patient and the family with companionship, meals, homemaker services, personal care, and compassionate support.
Pictured left to right: Jesus Serna (STEC), Araceli Cantu (AHF Caregiver Supervisor), Marisela Gonzales (AHF Executive Director), Octavio Serrano (STEC), and Becky Contreras (AHF House and Grounds Supervisor).
Medina Children’s Home
On June 20, 2022, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to Medina Children’s Home.
Medina Children’s Home was established in 1958 as a Christian home for orphans, and later consolidated with Boles Children’s Home to form Arms of Hope, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian organization. In addition to being a Christian home for orphans they now also offer many innovative programs that were designed to serve single-mother families and at-risk children. They extend a loving hand to some of the most disadvantaged single-mother families and children in Medina and surrounding counties by providing them shelter, necessities, and the life skills they need to help them be a productive citizen when they are at their greatest point of need.
Pictured left to right: Anthony Maldonado (STEC), and Sarah Holcomb (Medina Children’s Home).
Pain to Purpose
On June 6, 2022, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to Pain to Purpose.
Pain to Purpose is raising awareness, as well as money, to supply children who are removed from their home due to abuse and neglect with luggage, toiletry bags, and toiletries. They are designed to help those affected by domestic violence through education, community outreach, resources, and fundraising. Their mission is to provide compassion and sense of purpose to those affected by neglect and abuse., through support and education so they may heal and be empowered to do the same.
Pictured left to right: Anthony Lopez (STEC), Melissa Reynolds (STEC), Amanda Wendel (Pain to Purpose), Michelle Gloor (STEC), and Ann Moore-Hill (STEC).
Perpetual Help Home
On June 7, 2022, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to Perpetual Help Home.
Perpetual Help Home is a Christian based restorative justice organization assisting women in breaking the cycle of incarceration and homelessness through making life changes, regardless of race, color, or creed. They have a 17-bedroom home to assist women and children. They help these women become productive members of society with transitional support, new life-skills training, and permanent supportive housing.
Pictured left to right: Rebecca Hauboldt (STEC), Leesa Morales (Perpetual Help Home Executive Director), and Ann Moore-Hill (STEC).