Children’s Shelter in need amid COVID-19 crisis

KSAT Community to host KSAT Community Wishlist Wednesday to raise funds, items


SAN ANTONIO – The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting daily operations for many local agencies, including the Children’s Shelter in San Antonio.

In spite of the difficulties, shelter officials said they’re doing the best they can to care for more than 60 children that reside at their two centers.

Anais Biera Miracle, a shelter spokeswoman, said it’s been a challenge to keep staff morale up so that team members can keep things positive for the children.

“We have such a compassionate team who really provide that level of normalcy for our kids. So they know, yes, this is just temporary,” she said.

The Children’s Shelter currently has about 70 children ranging in age from newborn to 22 years old.

The shelter is in desperate need of hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, diapers, hygiene products, children’s underwear and clothing and homemade face masks.

Donations are accepted, but the center asks that people please ship the items instead of personally deliver them to avoid the possibility of getting infected with the coronavirus.

KSAT 12 is lending the shelter a helping hand by organizing KSAT Community Wishlist Wednesday, where members of the community are urged to make a donation to the shelter on Wednesday. The wish list includes the following items.

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