2021 Charity of Choice

Each year the SAWCC selects a charity to support throughout the calendar year. In 2019, the SAWCC accepted nominations from its members for the 2020 Charity of Choice. Once the nominations were submitted, the board used guidelines set by GuideStar to narrow down the nominations to three possible candidates. These three organizations were presented to the SAWCC membership and a vote was taken to determine the 2020 charity. 

As the Charity of Choice, the organization will receive a portion of the proceeds from the SAWCC Annual Grand Golf Tournament and the SAWCC Foundation’s Annual Constellation of Stars Awards Gala. As determined during the nomination process, these funds will help the organization to meet its annual goals and benefit its core mission.

We are very proud to announce that we had an overwhelming response during the voting process, which ended in a tie vote, naming the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and San Antonio Threads as the Charities of Choice!  Due to the current pandemic situation, the SAWCC Board of Directors voted to carry over these organizations for an additional year, due to the cancellation of our 2020 events. 

Girl Schout of Southwest Texas

The Girl Scouts organization has 2.5 million members nationwide—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.

Their extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, GSSWT  honored her vision and legacy, building girls of COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, and CHARACTER who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts continues to be the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

San Antonio Threads logo
San Antonio Threads was born out of CEO & Founder, Cathy Hamilton’s experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) where she witnessed the indignity of teen girls selecting used clothing from a barrel.

Cathy recognized an unmet need and created a retail-like environment where our community’s often-forgotten teens ages 12-21 in the San Antonio area foster care system can shop for NEW clothes, shoes and personal items for FREE.  Thus, the formation of San Antonio Threads!  “Ms. Cathy,” as the youth call her, has worked tirelessly for over three years to bring her concept to full reality. 

We target teens who are currently in or have been in the foster care system. We, as the Board of Directors, are committed to providing volunteer hours, the strategic leadership and fundraising support necessary to ensure the continuing success of San Antonio Threads.