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Sun Coast Resources, Inc. values its responsibilities as a corporate citizen by participating in a wide range of community causes, charities and non-profit programs. We believe in giving back to the communities we serve and are proud supporters of the following incredible organizations:

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, blood donations, health & safety services and international services.

Depelchin Children's Center

DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well being, with a focus on mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive childcare, psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. During the holiday season, Sun Coast hosted a toy drive to donate to this organization.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver its curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, their 382,637 classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of innovative lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world. Sun Coast employees volunteer every semester to tutor children at local, Houston schools.

March Of Dimes

The March of Dimes main focus is preventing birth defects and infant mortality. They lead the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, promote newborn screening, and educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. MOD supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Their recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.

Rodeo Austin

Founded in 1938, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. More than 2,000 volunteers, donors and sponsors serving on numerous committees work to advance the mission of the organization by providing scholarships to deserving Texas youth. Sun Coast contributes to the Rodeo Austin’s “Youth Auction” which is the finale of the Junior Livestock Show and Youth Western Art Show, rewarding youth in Texas for their hard work and accomplishments.

Shell Houston Open

Sun Coast is a proud sponsor of the Shell Houston Open Youth Programs. The Shell Houston Open is an annual PGA golf tournament that has a rich history in Houston, Texas for the past 68 years.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure. As the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research, they support breast cancer researchers through a variety of grants. They also support the research community through partnerships and by investing in projects, programs and initiatives that develop research tools and resources. These tools and resources help accelerate scientific progress and drive results that will transform scientific discoveries into improvements in breast cancer care.

Texas EquuSearch

Dickinson, Texas-based Texas EquuSearch (TES) achieves its mission of returning missing persons back to their loved ones across the nation. Since its founding in 2000 by Director Tim Miller following the abduction and murder of his daughter Laura, TES’s all volunteer organization has conducted over 1,300 searches and has found 23% of those abducted still alive.

Tim Miller credits Kathy Lehne and Sun Coast for “being there when we needed them the most.” He stated: “During these tough economic times we have seen a substantial drop off in donations and financial support, and to be quite honest … if Kathy had not stepped in when she did our doors would be shut today.”

Kathy Lehne, Sun Coast’s founder and president, stated that she “is proud to support TES and Tim Miller’s compassionate and determined commitment to finding those who are missing or have been abducted or murdered. Thanks to Tim Miller and his awesome volunteers, who never give up looking for those lost, many families have been helped when they need it most.”

The Rose

The Rose, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) breast cancer organization, offering a full range of breast cancer screening and diagnostic services including mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies and access to treatment. This past year, The Rose served 38,176 patients with 7,113 of those being uninsured and sponsored. A total of 70,236 screening and diagnostic procedures were provided, 15,711 were sponsored. Recognizing that with breast cancer, early detection can often mean saving lives, The Rose also provides breast health awareness within the community. In 2015-16, a total of 15,000 educational or outreach contacts were made.

Sun Coast is proud to contribute to this wonderful and life-changing organization. Each October, Sun Coast raises donations for The Rose in support of breast cancer awareness. Through the contributions of our employees and the Sun Coast donation matching program, we have donated over $20,000 as of 2015.

Trinity Oaks

Trinity Oaks provides hunting, fishing and outdoor experiences to our nation’s war heroes. Trinity also provides all-expense paid “dream trips” for terminally ill children. Trinity mentors school groups, underprivileged youth and mentally challenged kids by sharing with them the traditions of hunting and fishing, Trinity also operates a private meat processing facility that averages a monthly donation of 2,500 pounds of venison to local charities.

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Sun Coast Resources, Inc. recognizes its responsibilities as a corporate citizen by participating in a wide range of community causes, charities and non-profit programs. We understand that the communities in which we live, work and serve are the same communities which contribute to our success. As a company, we are committed to seeking opportunities to give back to these communities.

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