Councilman Roberto Treviño and the Spurs Coyote were spotted handing out backpacks at the District 1 Back to School Wellness Fair held at Edison High School. And it’s not just students who need supplies: NEISD’s Education Foundation held a free “pick and pull” event at their elementary new teachers academy, where the rookie teachers could help them self to gently used classroom supplies donated by the veteran educators (pictured below.) We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday afternoon. If you want to get the news sooner, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate acts!
And if that’s not exciting enough, today marks the start of the annual United Way Campaign. In the photo below, folks at Any Baby Can express their support.
Found in the Rivard Report, 8 August, 2019
Moving to Higher Ground: A San Antonio Lesson on Climate Change
So let’s be honest, if climate change forces people to truly find safer areas to live or breathe, it will not be the poor uprooting their lives to find cover.
Seen on KSAT 12, 8 August, 2019
San Antonio councilman launches 3-part town hall series on gun violence
“We as a community must look at the issue of gun violence head-on and band together in solidarity, both to mourn and to develop innovative solutions to the problem together.”
Found in the Express-News, August 9, 2019
San Antonio brother-sister duo spending summer break mowing lawns free of charge for those in need
Their mother said she hopes this teaches Nathan & Zoe to “give back to the community and to stay humble always, no matter where you go in life.”
Seen on KENS 5, 9 August, 2019
Girls Inc. helps middle schoolers get back-to-school ready
San Antonio’s six female city council members volunteered to share their stories to inspire bright futures.
Found in The Atlantic Magazine, 9 August,2019
When Children at the Border Got Compassion
At Lackland AFB in 2014, there was an outpouring of local community support, from church groups making food to a nearby school donating artificial turf for a soccer field.
Found on Spectrum News, 10 August, 2019
LGTBQ Allies Hold Back-to-School Fair for Transgender Students
“Now the children are actually being accepted and the teachers are being educated on how to handle them with their pronouns. How to handle them with restrooms, locker rooms, other students, so that there’s no bullying.”
Found in the Express-News, 13 August, 2019
San Antonio joined Compassionate and Sister Cities in prayer and in tears
In moments of need and sorrow, San Antonians often go into service mode. Others open their wallets. A city of ultimate hospitality opens its heart and bows its head. “It’s the city we are.”
Found in the Rivard Report, 13 August, 2019
Website Aims to Make Supportive-Services Search Easy, ‘Compassionate’
Mayor Nirenberg: “It’s revolutionizing compassion and care to the most vulnerable humans in the city. People who need the help will be able to get the help they so desperately need through a more intentional connection to resources.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 13 August, 2019
City program working to decrease number of child ER visits due to asthma
“You get all these little types of inhalers and devices, powders and mist, and so it gets confusing for families.”