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CoBank Sharing Success 2021

"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 2021 Sharing Success program and nominated them for matching $2,500 donations from CoBank.

STEC's CoBank "Sharing Success" recipients for 2021 are:


The San Antonio Food Bank

On June 16, 2021, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to the San Antonio Food Bank.

The San Antonio Food Bank fights hunger and feeds hope through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. They have grown to serve 120,000 individuals a week. In addition to food assistance and distribution, they offer benefits assistance, farmers’ markets, job assistance, Mobile Mercado, nutrition, health, and wellness education, programs for children, programs for seniors, and programs for pets.

CoBank check presentation to San Antonio Food Bank

Pictured left to right: Mario Obledo Jr (Chief of Government and Public Affairs, San Antonio Food Bank), Lionel Gandara (STEC), Eric Cooper (President and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank), and Anthony Maldonado, (STEC).


Corpus Christi Hope House

On June 11, 2021, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to Corpus Christi Hope House.

Corpus Christi Hope House provides 24/7 emergency shelter, transitional housing, support, life-skills training, food, clothing, baby items, counseling, education, medical and other assistance to families, single mothers, their dependent children and newborn babies who seek an escape from homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, poverty or a crisis pregnancy situation. Their ministry empowers their clients by giving them the opportunity to accept responsibility, to care for their children, further their education, obtain employment, permanent housing and become productive, self-sufficient members of the community. Corpus Christi Hope House served 10,083 clients in 2020, a new record since their formation in 1986.

CoBank check presentation to Hope House of Corpus Christi

Pictured left to right: Todd Utz (STEC), Alexa Patek (Nueces Electric Cooperative), Miranda Garza (Corpus Christi Hope House), Rosandrea Long (Corpus Christi Hope House), and James Boehm (STEC).


Rainbow RGV Community Partners

On June 10, 2021, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to Rainbow RGV Community Partners.

Rainbow RGV Community Partners (the McAllen Rainbow Room) is operated by community volunteers in partnership with Child Protective Services to protect and assist children and their families. The McAllen Rainbow Room is an on-site emergency resource center designed to provide CPS caseworkers with emergency supplies for the children and families they serve.

CoBank check presentation to Rainbow RGV Community Partners

Pictured left to right: Santiago Perez (STEC), David Menchaca (Rainbow Rio Grande Valley Community Partners), Mary Aceves (Magic Valley Cooperative), and Franz Casasola, (STEC).


Open Hands Community Charitable Services

On June 10, 2021, STEC employees delivered a $2,500 check from STEC and a matching $2,500 check from CoBank to Open Hands Community Charitable Services.

Open Hands Community Charitable Services is located in Donna, TX. They work to meet the needs seen in their community with love and compassion through their Food Bank, Thrift Store, Happy Feet Program, and Christmas Toys Program.

CoBank check presentation to Open Hands Community Charitable Services

Pictured left to right: Franz Casasola (STEC), Santiago Perez (STEC), Mary Aceves (Magic Valley Electric Cooperative), and Reverend David Green (Open Hands Community Charitable Services).

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