Hill Country Community Foundation strives to support the well-being of students through various partnerships in the community.
The Hill Country Community Foundation continued its legacy of giving in 2016 awarding $310,000 in education scholarships to the 2016 graduating class of Burnet High School. These scholarships are made possible through the generous donations and scholarships created by those in the Burnet community.
Seton Kids Care-a-Van
Mission in Motion to Keep Kids Healthy
Since 2003, the Seton Kids Care-a-Van has been ensuring access to healthcare for children living in the Highland Lakes area. The pediatric mobile health van is operated by Seton Highland Lakes and provides medical care for uninsured and underserved children from birth through 18 years of age. The staff, a nurse practitioner and a nurse offer well child checkups, treat minor illnesses and injuries, manage chronic illnesses such as asthma and obesity, and provide immunizations, hearing and vision screenings. The Kids Care-a-Van provides compassionate healthcare to approximately 2,000 children a year traveling to a different school in a different community, five days a week, 52 weeks a year. Stops include Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Marble Falls, Bertram and Burnet.
In 2016, $15,000 in operational funds were donated to the Seton Kids Care-a-Van.
Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.
In 2016, $35,000 in operational funds were donated to the Burnet unit of the Highland Lakes Boys and Girls club.