Porterville Save Mart store team presents Porterville Strings a CARES Foundation check.

The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation continues its support for the fine arts. The Porterville Save Mart store presented Porterville Strings a C.A.R.E.S. Foundation grant of $7,000 to help fund their Porterville Summer Strings program.

Porterville Strings strives to provide a diverse, well-rounded program that cultivates the ability for students to lead successful lives through a sincere passion for music. Last year the C.A.R.E.S. Foundation provided a $7,000 grant for their 2017 Summer Music Camp.

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 www.SaveMart.com, under the Community tab.