Cauble named volunteer of year by welfare group

Mary Cauble, recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards, prepares to deliver a portable crib and car seat. PHOTO COURTESY HAYS COUNTY CHILD WELFARE BOARD

Child Welfare

San Marcos resident Mary Cauble has been named the 2017 state-wide Volunteer of the Year by the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards. 

Cauble, who has been a member and treasurer of the Hays County Child Protective Board (HCCPB) since 1998, has in recent years enabled the board to exceed its financial goals from grants and fundraising events.

 In nominating her for the award, HCCPB noted that by consistently keeping meticulous records and by initiating sound procedures for funding requests and expenditure reports, Cauble maintained accountability for funds and paved the way for future increases in funding. As a result the board is able to provide greater help than ever before to abused and neglected children in the county, the organization says.

In addition to her work as treasurer of HCCPB, Cauble supported, with energy and creativity, endeavors  including co-authoring grant proposals, spearheading or helping with fundraisers and executing staff-appreciation projects. When clothing or medications were needed immediately for a child newly removed from home, it was Cauble who made certain that funds were immediately available to buy what was needed and, often, delivered the items herself. “Cauble is a tireless, effective and compassionate advocate for children,” the HCCPB said in a news release. 

The all-volunteer HCCPB coordinates with Child Protective Services (CPS) to serve abused and neglected children in the care of CPS throughout Hays County. Established in 1973, the board provides emergency clothing, funds medical needs and meets other expenses not funded by the state including car safety seats, cribs, driver’s education, sports equipment and band instruments and holiday and birthday gifts.

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