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. . . is a grassroots movement that promotes, supports and celebrates San Antonio’s commitment to be a world-class compassionate city: one where the civic government, the religious and volunteer organizations, the businesses, the community and its educational institutions come together to recognize the importance and value of compassion in the life of a city and by doing so create an ethos of compassion and a safety net for its most vulnerable citizens. #compassionateSA

CITYWIDE LAUNCH:
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Do unto others. All others.

Be part of the San Antonio movement that claims the Golden Rule as our guiding light. We believe that in putting ourselves in the shoes of others we discover that we’re more alike than we are different. Our children’s future depends on us. Live golden today for a golden future!

Big Give May 4, 2017

SA Food Bank Urgently Seeking Mobile Apple Corps Volunteers for MealConnect

The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Apple Corps works to eliminate food waste by rescuing meals from food industry partners directly to clients at the press of a button with your help.

Souper Bowl of Caring – Share your Excitement

Host your own Souper Bowl of Caring this year.Check the list of the 12 most wanted items are for food pantries.When you are out shopping for the big game festivities, pick up a few (or all) of the items on the list and drop them off at a congregation,...

Urgent SA Response List

The Urgent SA Response List is maintained by the City of San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative to alert volunteers to urgent human needs or services that will benefit from a concerted and well-informed effort. Text Compassion to 55000 to sign up.

Just 10 days left in 2018. Still time to gift clothes, food, and shelter for the Holy-Days- Check out this amazing alternative giving guide

With only 10 days left to make a tangible impact in 2018, you might reflect on all that you have done to show compassion TO your neighbor and the people in your city. Maybe you feel like you are ending this year with more to give and are WONDERING where the greatest...

End of Year Personal Budget Challenges Impact Vulnerable Families and Communities the hardest.

Higher heating bills and expenses. Lower income due to holiday closures in the service industry. Medical costs and lost wages due to illness that comes with colder weather. A rise in holiday stress, depression, and domestic violence. A depletion of...

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing Did you know that Bexar County has the highest rate of reported domestic violence per capita in Texas and one of the highest in the nation, according to the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter?  Right now,...

Socks needed NOW! A critical need to prevent loss of life and limb for SA homeless population.

The cold is COMING our city's homeless are not prepared.  Imagine waking up this morning after a cold and rainy night spent outside with a low of 47 degrees. This is the harsh reality for many in our homeless population, and it is only November.  There is a simple way...

Action Alert: San Antonio children and families in need of diapers to fill the widening gap affecting our city and state

October is Diaper Need Awareness Month  A lack of diapers poses a real problem for children and their families. It is a problem that is often overlooked- even though it is a basic need.  Did you know... 1 in 3 families lack access to clean diapers 2 million Texas...

THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

. . is an international initiative to restore compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.

“Compassionate San Antonian” Award

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off a program to honor San Antonio-area residents who demonstrate San Antonio’s #CompassionateSA values, recognizing individuals who serve our community through acts of kindness and compassion, making a difference in the lives of others.

 

Poem: “Passive Voice,” by Laura Da’

I use a trick to teach students how to avoid passive voice. Circle the verbs. Imagine inserting “by zombies” after each one. Have the words been claimed by the flesh-hungry undead? If so, passive voice. I wonder if these sixth graders will recollect, on summer...

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Happy Birthday To . . Anne & Henrik

March 20, 1612 Anne Bradstreet "Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish." March 20, 1828 Henrik Ibsen "Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."

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Poem: ” About Suffering,” by Elisa Gabbert

Part of suffering is the useless urge to announce that you’re suffering. There is no other way to say it: I’m suffering. Just to say “I suffer” helps. I read somewhere, “we become lyrical when we suffer.” Happiness is suffering for the right reasons. First-order...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Sully & Jorge

March 16, 1839 René François Armand Prudhomme "The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise up." March 16, 1958 Jorge Ramos "Neutrality is for referees in a football game. You have to take a stand. The really, really good journalists always take a...

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Poem: ” Words,” by Pauli Murray

We are spendthrifts with words, We squander them, Toss them like pennies in the air– Arrogant words, Angry words, Cruel words, Comradely words, Shy words tiptoeing from mouth to ear. But the slowly wrought words of love and the thunderous words of heartbreak– Those we...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Torquato & Douglas

March 11, 1544 Torquato Tasso "The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe." March 11, 1952 Douglas Adams "If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic...

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Interfaith Calendar, March, 2019

March 1: St. David of WalesChristian
March 2-20: Nineteen Day FastBaha’i
March 3: Meatfare SundayOrthodox Christian
March 3: Transfiguration SundayChristian
March 5: Shrove TuesdayChristian
March 6: Ash WednesdayLent begins– Christian
March 10: Orthodox SundayOrthodox Christian
March 11: Clean Monday – Great Lent begins – Orthodox Christian
March 13: Birthday of L. Ron HubbardScientology
March 17: St. Patrick’s DayChristian
March 19: St. Joseph’s DayChristian
March 20: Equinox (Ostara)Wicca/Pagan
March 21: Norooz (New Year) – Persian/Zoroastrian
March 21: Naw-Rúz (New Year) – Baha’i
March 21: Hola MohallaSikh
March 21: Magha Puja DayBuddhist
March 21: Lord’s Evening MealJehovah’s Witness Christian
March 21: PurimJewish
March 25: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin MaryChristian
March 28: Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zarathushtra) – Zoroastrian

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