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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

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

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...

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...

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.

Happy Birthday To . . . Arthur & Werner

Happy Birthday To . . . Arthur & Werner

September 5, 1905 Arthur Koestler "Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears." September 5, 1935 Werner Erhard "The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense...

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Fable: Hercules & the Waggoner (Thoughts & Prayers)

Fable: Hercules & the Waggoner (Thoughts & Prayers)

A Wagoner was driving a heavy load along a muddy road. He came to a part of the road where the wheels sank half-way into the mire, and the more the horses pulled, the deeper sank the wheels. So the Wagoner threw down his whip, knelt down and prayed to Hercules the...

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Fable: The Otter and the Jackal

Fable: The Otter and the Jackal

a folk tale from India ONCE upon a time two Otters whose names were Gambhiracari and Anutiracari, were standing on the bank of a river, on the lookout for fish. Presently Gambhiracari saw a large Rohita fish, and with one bound he dived into the water and caught it by...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Johann & Rita

Happy Birthday To . . . Johann & Rita

August 28, 1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." August 28, 1952 Rita Dove "One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who've gone before and...

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Interfaith Calendar, August, 2019

August 1: Lammas – Christian
August 1: Lughnassad – Imbolc – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
August 1: Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
August 6: Transfiguration of the Lord – Orthodox Christian
August 9: World Indigenous Peoples’ Day
August 10: Tish’a B’av – Jewish
August 10: Waqf al Arafa – Islam
August 12-15: Eid al Adha – Islam
August 15: Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
August 15: Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian
August 23: Krishna Janmashtami – Hindu
August 29: Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Christian
August 31 (sundown): Hijri – Islam

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