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In the Spotlight -  Coryell County Child Welfare Board


This week's In The Spotlight is the Coryell County Child Welfare Board.  As many as 300 local children are helped each year by the Coryell County Child Welfare Board.  The nonprofit was established in the early 1990s in Gatesville. Its mission is to provide emergency funds to support children in the care of Coryell County Child Protective Services.

Board members are appointed by Coryell County commissioners and consist of volunteers who work with CPS to identify children in need.

Some funding for the group is appropriated by the Commissioner's court, but most funds are donated by private benefactors, businesses and civic organizations.

The nonprofit helps children in many ways:

In April, the board launches a campaign in connection with Child Abuse Awareness Month. The campaign is one of several prevention programs the board believes is critical for child safety.

In August, the board buys about 100 backpacks with school supplies and distributes them to Gatesville and Copperas

The board receives a list from Child Protective Services in October with the names of about 220 Coryell County children who likely won't receive any Christmas gifts. Welfare board members secure community sponsors for each child to ensure they have a Merry Christmas.

Throughout the year, the Coryell County Child Welfare Board receives a number of requests for clothing, beds, baby strollers, school supplies, birth certificates, identification cards, senior rings, graduation items, and Driver's l13.



Stars of 2014
it was a great night celebrating A Slice of Texas; Gatesville Chamber Annual Membership Dinner, February 13th at Turnersville Community Center.  2014 Business & Community awards were presented, 2014 Directors and Volunteers were recognized and 2015 Directors and Volunteers announced. Thanks to everyone that came for a relaxed night of fun with Chamber friends and congratulations to these outstanding members!   

2014 Business of the Year  
Valet Cleaners & Laundry

2014 New Business of the Year  
The Ranch

2014 Best Customer Service  
Double S Plumbing

2014 Citizen of the Year
Gwen Ziegler

2014 Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Seth Kear

2014 Chamber Director of the Year
Allen Campbell

Upcoming events

Junior Ambassador Program
Watch the video and find out more information about VIDEO~What's Junior Ambassadors!  High school students interested in enrolling can pick up a packet from the GHS Main Office the first week of school.

Download the Ft Hood Waiver.pdf for your student to participate in the Fort Hood Tour May 2, 2014.  Submit to HS office, or Chamber office by Wednesday April 30th.  Submit via email at mailto:info@gatesvillechamber.com.

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