The Mayor’s Fitness Council celebrated its 10th anniversary this morning with a breakfast at the Food Bank. The Mayor’s Fitness Council is a community-wide collaborative to reduce obesity in San Antonio by increasing awareness and connecting San Antonio residents to opportunities for improved emotional well-being, physical activity, and healthy eating. This compassionate news roundup is published 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!

Found in the Express-News, 3 January, 2020
When women are in rooms of power, everyone benefits
“By now, we ought to have figured out that with our different strengths and perspectives, we work better when we work together.”

Found in the Express-News, 4 January, 2020
Volunteers maintain historic Headwaters Sanctuary, origin point of S.A.
“For PTSD, for emotional healing from any kind of traumatic experience and just to get away from our constant distractions, to walk through here is a healing experience.”

Found in the Express-News, 4 January, 2020
Thrive Outreach serves San Antonio’s homeless
Its motto is “Where broken people find hope.”

Found in the Express-News, 5 January, 2020
Florist uses nursing background to ease grief of San Antonio residents
She’s worked with clients who initially came just for a funeral spray of roses and saw them through the stages of disbelief, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance.

Found in the Rivard Report, 6 January, 2020
San Antonio’s Next Goal: Becoming the Best City for Raising a Family
Together we will ensure every family has its basic needs met, gets access to its particular needs, and develops skills needed to flourish.

Seen on Spectrum News, 6 January, 2020
San Antonio Elementary School Boys Learning Manners and Etiquette
“I like to say they are already gentlemen. Somebody just needed to give them an opportunity to show it.”

Found in the Express-News, 6 January, 2020
Patty Mills and the San Antonio Spurs team up with Tap Pilam for American Indian-inspired streetwear
“This is a good example of a good partnership and how to be culturally sensitive. I think more teams should consider the acknowledgment of the aboriginal people of the lands that they are on.”

Seen on Spectrum News, 7 January, 2020
20-Pound Therapy Cat Big Hit Among Hospital Patients in Need of Comfort
“Generally we visit between 12-15 patients when we come on any given day. We also visit a lot of staff and family.”


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