Sonora Save Mart store manager, Rick Miller (center), presenting Sierra Repertory Theater their C.A.R.E.S. grant.

Sonora Save Mart, located on 130 W. Stockton Road, presented a Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Foundation grant of $5,000 to the Sierra Repertory Theater.

Sierra Repertory Theater is a top-rated, non-profit theater serving the Mother Lode and Central Valley of California. The grant will help fund SRT’s Education and Outreach Program that aims to make low-cost, school day and evening performances available for local students, parents and teachers. C.A.R.E.S. Foundation has donated similar grants to Sierra Repertory Theater in recent years and will continue to support local art programs.

CARES stands for Community, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports and focuses on improving lives under these categories. The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation donated more than $300,000 last year to nearly three dozen organizations in California and Northern Nevada. For more information, please visit, under the Community tab.