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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

A Year-long campaign

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

Scorching temperatures put the most vulnerable in our city at risk

The weather has already been real feel 108+ and it's only JUNE! Help us serve the most vulnerable citizens by participating in Project Cool, which provides a free 20-inch box fan to senior adults in our community during the summer months. The City has partnered with...

Let’s keep our children fed in SA!

School’s out for the summer! That should be a welcome phrase to every child, instead, it can be a scary thought for San Antonio's children and families where 1-in-5 children live in poverty.  These are the families that count on school-provided lunch and breakfast...

HUMAN NEEDS ARE BASICS

As a Compassionate City, we continue to serve those San Antonians most in need while experiencing the recent influx of migrants transitioning through San Antonio and onto other places across the U.S. These BASICS are needed today and every day in SA: Hygiene kits. See...

Urgent Action Alert: Needs update for migrants transitioning through SA

These families are in the country legally and passing through our city as they make their way to various destinations around the U.S. The City of San Antonio Resource Center is a small space activated in partnership with other nonprofits to provide basic human...

UPDATE: Influx of Immigrants Continues

The influx of immigrant families continues today and this week. Please only donate these SPECIFIC, URGENT needs: Underwear. All sizes. All new. Blankets. New. Twin size. No comforters, please. Shoelaces. New and in adult lengths. Shoes for children ages 6-17 in ALL...

Influx of Immigrants Creates Sudden, Urgent Need

An influx of immigrant children and parents have arrived over the past two nights in San Antonio, with more expected tonight and throughout the week, creating a HUGE need for supplies and clothing. Here are the SPECIFIC, URGENT needs: Donations by gift cards also...

The City of San Antonio is launching a sweeping campaign across our geography and it’s GOLDEN.

APRIL 5, 2019 International Golden Rule Day The Golden Rule, aka. the Ethic of Reciprocity. The most common rule found in all world religions. Common Rule. Common Denominator. Common Ground for a Common Humanity. The City of San Antonio is taking this seriously by...

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.

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.

 

Happy Birthday To . . . Stephen & Jessamyn

July 17, 1937 Stephen Levine "If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?" July 18, 1902 Jessamyn West "It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more...

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A Franciscan Benediction

May God bless us with discomfort At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships So that we may live from deep within our hearts. May God bless us with anger At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God’s creations So that we may work for justice,...

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Get Your Immigrant Rights Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Know Your Rights Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations....

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Happy Birthday To . . Henry and Oscar

July 12, 1817 Henry David Thoreau "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." July 12, 1895 Oscar Hammerstein "You've got to be taught...

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Interfaith Calendar, July 2019

July 1-3: Jashn-e Tirgan – Zoroastrianism
July 5: Birthday of Gurū Hargobind Sahib Ji – Sikhism
July 6: Birthday of the XIVth Dalai Lama – Tibetan Buddhism
July 9: Martyrdom of the Bab – Baha’i
July 11: St Benedict Day – Catholic Christian
July 13-15: Obon (Ulambana) – Buddhist/Shinto
July 14: Feast Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Catholic Christianity and Native American spirituality
July 15:St. Vladimir the Great Day – Orthodox Christian
July 16: Asalha Puja Day – Buddhist
July 21: Feast of St. Mary Magdalene – Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran Christian churches
July 22: Birthday of Gurū Har Krishan Sahib Ji – Sikhism
July 24: Pioneer Day – Mormon Christian
July 25: St. James the Great Day – Christian
July 30: Oharai-taisai – Shinto

 

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