Officials with the Security Service Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Security Service Federal Credit Union, announced Aug. 10 the donation of more than $29,200 to eight San Antonio-area nonprofit organizations.

According to a news release, the awarded organizations help with a variety of causes from feeding the hungry to providing counseling and therapy services to abused mothers and children to supplying equipment and games to improve autistic children’s motor skills.

The Security Service Charitable Foundation’s donations went to the following nonprofit organizations:

Alexis Martinez, executive assistant for The Salvation Army of San Antonio, said support from organizations, such as the Security Service Charitable Foundation, allows nonprofits to aid people in the most need.

“The help given to kids and their families bridges a gap between those who can afford new things for school and those who have to choose between spending money to keep the lights on or buy the necessities for their kids, like a new pair of shoes,” Martinez said in a statement.