The Islamic Society of America in San Antonio served more 200 meals at Corazon Ministries, along with with Centro San Antonio, City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, and Travis Park Church, part of their Days of Dul’Hijjah. We (usually publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday. 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, 18 July, 2020
Goodness inside Elf Louise a reminder of goodness inside all
The woman whose name is synonymous with Christmas in San Antonio is stepping away from the nationally known organization that bears her name.

Found in the Current, 21 July, 2020
USAA Foundation Gives San Antonio ISD $350,000 to Bridge the Digital Divide
Some 60% of SAISD students don’t have access to an internet hotspot.

Found in the Express-News, 21 July, 2020
Chunky’s Burgers offering free meals to anyone in San Antonio who needs a hand, no questions asked
“I’ve been blessed and, even though we’re having a tough time, I realize there are people in worse shape. If I can help someone and their kids from going to bed hungry, it’s a win.”

Seen on KENS 5, 21 July, 2020
San Antonio couple has helped to save nearly 70 of their neighbors by donating plasma
Only a few hundred of the thousands in Bexar County who have defeated COVID-19 have taken the time to donate. “It is almost like your civic duty to help mankind.”

Found on the EIN Press Wire, 22 July, 2020
NCJFCJ Recognizes Judge Peter Sakai as 2020 Innovator of the Year at Annual Justice Innovation Awards
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges recognized him for his work and efforts to innovatively rethink, reimagine, and redefine justice for children.

Found in the Express-News, 24 July, 2020
San Antonio will leverage traffic lights to expand fiber network for students
Using $27 million in coronavirus relief funds, the city eventually will provide wireless broadband to students in the 50 neighborhoods with the highest need.

Found in the Express-news, 28 July, 2020
San Antonio school districts still struggle with the city’s segregated past
“There are innate inequalities baked into the current system. If we’re going to address them it means that some or all of that system has to some degree be unmade.”

Found in the Current, 27 July, 2020
San Antonio Teen Raises Funds to Provide Clear Face Masks to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
Inspired by an ASL class, Layla Votion, 14, launched the nonprofit Deaf Ally to provide masks with clear windows to the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children.


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