On Monday, Mrs. Carr’s class at Woodridge Elementary started their “Gift of Kindness” challenges. On the first day, students helped a classmate clear his or her desk. Sweet! Our compassionate new roundup is published every Wednesday, but if you want to get the scoop sooner, just follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so that we can find YOUR compassionate actions!

Found in the Express-News, 28 November, 2018
Law enforcement mentors working with students in troubled neighborhoods
Agencies including the San Antonio police and fire departments, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration receive invitations to events, such as bike rodeos and Dia de los Muertos celebrations, at the three schools.

Seen on KENS 5, 28 November, 2018
An 11-year-old leader in the classroom
At Rudder Middle School, Hannah Glover effortlessly embodies patience and kindness in helping students with disabilities. “You can make friends with almost anybody if you try.”

Seen on Spectrum News, 28 November, 2018
San Antonio Running Program Helps Homeless Win at Life
Street 2 Feet is a 5K training program that works with Haven for Hope to promote health and wellness among people living in the streets.

Seen on KENS 5, 29 November, 2018
‘Puppies and Pilates’ class benefits animals in need
All ages can stop by the inBalance pilates studio on Saturday to meet the adorable balls of fur and to try a couple of moves that are good for your body.

Found on WOAI 4, 29 November, 2018
Donate a toy to a refugee child living in San Antonio
There are more than 300 refugee children living in San Antonio at the moment who could use a new coat or toy as their family goes through the resettling process.

Found in San Antonio Woman Magazine, 14 November, 2018
The Gift of Giving
The spirit of giving that proliferates during the holiday season allows our children to bear witness to selfless acts of kindness on a larger scale and presents a great way to encourage them to take part.

Found in San Antonio Woman Magazine, 14 November, 2018
Giving Back and Making an Impact
Robin Hood 210 turns products that companies want to give into cash that nonprofits can dedicate to their mission.

Visto en KWEX 41, 30 de noviembre de 2018
Univision San Antonio se une a la campaña “Unidos por la nuestra” [Univision San Antonio joins the campaign “United for our own”]
La iniciativa busca reunir mochilas con suministros básicos para las familias que abandonan los centros de detención y permanecerán en Texas. [The initiative seeks to collect backpacks with basic supplies for families who leave detention centers and remain in Texas.]

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 30 November, 2018
At San Antonio College, Sometimes $17 Can Help Stop A Student From Dropping Out
“If you get evicted, how exactly are you going to take the math test the next morning?”

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 30 November, 2018
San Antonio Marks World AIDS Day With Awareness Campaign
Over the last year, Fast-Track in San Antonio cut the length of time it takes for someone who tests positive to get into treatment by nearly half. It has also increased the number of people tested through the city’s mobile unit to 4,000 in a year to 4,000 in a month.

Found on KSAT 12, 3 December, 2018
Eliminating the threat of HIV in SA one finger-prick at a time
Last December, San Antonio and Bexar County became the first community in Texas to join the Fast-Track Cities Initiativ, an effort to end HIV as a public health threat by 2030.

Seen on KENS 5, 1 December, 2018
Volunteers bring holiday cheer to children living with Spina Bifida
Volunteers with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints wrapped Christmas gifts, decorated a community center and help put together a grand holiday dinner.

Seen on KSAT 12, 2 December, 2018
Woman transforms recyclables into art for others
Spare Parts has successfully diverted 15 tons of reusable materials from the landfill since 2011.

Seen on KENS 5, 2 December, 2018
Gotcha Covered holds its 22nd annual donation drive
Over the last 21 years, they’ve collected more than 700,000 pounds of donations of new and used clothing, non-perishable food items, household and toiletry items for San Antonio’s homeless.

Found in the Express-News, 3 December, 2018
Family Service Association’s large reach helps thousands
“A family not going to make it affects the whole community.”

Found on KSAT 12, 3 December, 2018
Rabbi calls for education, unity, Hanukkah celebration despite offensive graffiti
“Getting youth together and educating them on each other’s religions and differences is the only way we’re going to solve this long term.”

Seen on WOAI 4, 3 December, 2018
‘Elf Louise’ going on 5 decades of helping SA kids at Christmas
“This is a beautiful testimonial to the goodness in people and what we can do when we all come together.”

Found in the Express-News, 4 December, 2018
San Antonio’s Project QUEST wins national $1 million grant
The award comes from the Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as part of their Communities Thrive Challenge, which awarded $1 million each to 10 organizations across the nation.

Found in the Express-News, 4 December, 2018
Youth in dropout-recovery program building homes in San Antonio
Skills that students will need to get future jobs, like team-building, problem-solving and working with others, are just as important as the hard skills they’ll learn on the construction site.

Seen on KENS 5, 4 December, 2018
YouthBuild helps San Antonio’s at-risk teens
The new program from SA Youth gives local kids the opportunity and resources for collaboration. In this case, building some houses.

Seen on KSAT 12, 4 December, 2018
SA Food Bank celebrates eighth annual Harvest from the Heart campaign
This year’s harvest of fresh fruit & vegetables is on track to be more than 3 million pounds, equivalent to more than 70 semi-truckloads of produce.

Visto en KWEX 41, 4 de diciembre de 2018.
Banco de Alimentos de San Antonio [Food Bank of San Antonio]
La campaña “La cosecha del corazón” espera recibir 3 millones de libras de alimentos, entre verduras y frutas, para ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad. [The campaign “harvest of the heart” expects to receive 3 million pounds of vegetables and fruits to help the members of the community.]

Found in the Express-News, 4 December, 2018
Reaching out to people who are homeless
A collaboration of Haven and seven city departments, the program’s goal is to persuade homeless people to enter Haven, where they can receive emergency shelter and hot meals, along with mental health and substance abuse treatment, among other services. If they aren’t ready for such a step, outreach workers provide coats and other supplies that make life on the street more endurable.


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