School Fuel San Marcos hosts Fill the Sack 5K & Kids run
School Fuel San Marcos, a nonprofit that helps provide nutritious meals for San Marcos CISD students, hosted the Fill the Sack 5K & Kids Run at Country Estates Recreation Association on Saturday. Above, 5K racers begin their run. Below left, Lillian Seidel, of Austin, checks her time. She was first to cross the finish line. Below right, Amanda Noto and her pet Brinkley came insanmarcosrecord.com
Rivalry between brothers turns hatred over beans, reluctancy to shave into Alzheimer’s fundraiser
The Alzheimer’s Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter had a successful year last year, and that was in part due to a fundraising effort for the group started as a sibling rivalry on social media.
Tonight at 7 p.m.: KSAT’s Adam Caskey hosts Morgan’s Wonderland gala ‘Celebrating A World of Inclusion’
On Friday at 7 p.m., KSAT meteorologist Adam Caskey is hosting the 12th annual gala for local nonprofit Morgan’s Wonderland. The event will be broadcast live on KSAT 12 and streamed on KSAT.com and our streaming platforms.
San Antonio nonprofits say bill banning homeless encampments will face serious challenges
House Bill 1925 will ban homeless encampments across the state and require cities to get permission to allow them within city boundaries. However, city leaders and nonprofits say the bill will face some challenges from an enforcement standpoint.
San Antonio family, area nonprofit try to make difference in community for those dealing with cancer
May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and the nonprofit Gabriella’s Smile Foundation, along with a family who turned their tragedy into an amazing cause are both aimed at helping families in and around the San Antonio.
Devastating winter storm leaves behind trail of destruction for San Antonio-area nonprofit
BOERNE, TEXAS – Roy Maas Youth Alternatives has been helping change the lives of at-risk youth for almost 30 years. The safe haven, however, was not spared from last week’s winter storm. “This was unforeseen, greatly because the age of the building, you would have never thought this would happen, Rudolph said. He said staff is still able to meet the demand of the hundreds of meals, but it has not been easy. Presently staff is preparing meals in cabins where the space is small and the process even slower.
SA2020 CEO Molly Cox stepping down; Kiran Kaur Bains to succeed her
SA 2020 announced director Molly Cox (left) will be leaving the organization in Febraury 2021 and Kiran Kaur Bains will be taking the reins. SAN ANTONIO – SA2020 President and CEO Molly Cox will leave the organization in February, the nonprofit announced Friday. Kiran Kaur Bains, the organization′s director of community impact, will succeed her. As a consultant, Cox helped establish SA2020 as a nonprofit organization, joining the team full-time in 2013. “It has been my absolute honor to work with this team of women and serve this organization,” Cox said.
Laredo nonprofit steps up to feed thousands of families in need during COVID-19 pandemic
LAREDO, Texas – Just like the familiar images of seemingly endless food lines in San Antonio, the twice-weekly distribution at Holding Institute Community Center in Laredo may be smaller, but the demand is still the same. Pastor Mike Smith said before the pandemic, the nonprofit helped under 100 families and now sees 250 to 300 families a week, representing several thousand within those households. Smith said the center has seen the face of poverty dramatically change, with many asking for help for the first-time. Embarrassed and unaware of how to go about it, Smith said he tells them, “I’ll take your word for it. Before COVID-19 spread on both sides of the border, Smith said, “It was fairly easy to get food into Mexico.
$62 million lost across arts and culture groups in San Antonio since pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – The arts and culture groups in San Antonio are known for their vibrancy, but right now they are experiencing some of the biggest financial blows in our community from the pandemic. “That’s a devastating number for the arts community in the US and that will also effect the arts and culture organizations in San Antonio,” Riley Robinson, the director of Artpace San Antonio said. “We’d like you to give and we’d like you to advocate for the arts organizations in San Antonio.”CAUSA is made up of places like the San Antonio Museum of Art, Ballet San Antonio and the Tobin Center. It has found that $62 million has been lost in the arts community since March. That’s a big loss, considering the group says $4.8 billion is generated by the groups in San Antonio annually.
Local 18-year-old donates 150 fleece blankets to children living in shelters
SAN ANTONIO – Sam Sanchez was 12-years-old when she kick start her mission to provide children living in shelters with a sense of comfort. Six years later, Sanchez, the founder of Sam’s Covers, has continued to create and donate fleece blankets to children living in emergency shelters. Sanchez said that after meeting with several of the children living at area shelters, she’s hoping to help in another way. “Talking to them for a few hours and learning about their background, It’s so important to listen and be present,” Sanchez said. On Monday she donated 150 blankets for children living at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Emergency Shelters and has no plans of stopping.
Spring will bring change of leadership at MOVE Texas
Next spring will see a change in leadership at MOVE Texas when its executive director, H. Drew Galloway, steps down after five years with the nonpartisan nonprofit grassroots organization. Galloway said MOVE Texas student organizers and their volunteers have registered 120,000 new young voters during the time he’s been with the organization. “This organization is building a pipeline and building power all across the state,” Galloway said. Galloway said he’ll be staying on as executive director through the search and hiring process. “I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Texas movement and for young people and for organizers all across the state,” he said.
November shoe and sock drive to help adults living on the streets
SAN ANTONIO – Check your closet and take a peek under your bed or couch to find those shoes you haven’t used in months or maybe even years. “We’re now at five (volunteers).”The first campaign was a shoe drive where more than 100 pairs of shoes were donated to those living on the streets of San Antonio. “Then, of course, there’s the tattered shoes, there’s the beaters, there’s the laceless-shoes, the broken chanclas.”Ramírez wants to help change that for several people struggling with homelessness. shoe and sock drive for the homeless image. (KSAT)“The shoe and sock drive was actually Juliet’s idea,” Ramírez said.
The Big Give 2020: Donation ideas for local nonprofits
SAN ANTONIO – The Big Give is a great way to donate, but the list of hundreds of nonprofits can be a little daunting. If you’re not sure which nonprofits you should help, we’ve rounded up a few ideas for you. Watch the video above for more great reasons to donate, and there are hundreds more worthy nonprofits on The Big Give’s website. The Big Give runs through 11:59 p.m. tonight. Related:- The Big Give 2020: The San Antonio Food Bank- The Big Give 2020: YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio)- The Big Give 2020: Texas Chihuahua Rescue
Help build new cottage for senior dogs
The Texas Chihuahua Rescue is one of the great organizations you can help during this huge fundraiser for South Texas nonprofits. The incredible growth at the Texas Chihuahua Rescue has allowed them to save more dogs every year. Theyve expanded to a second kennel, a second transport truck, and now the next big project is their Senior Care Cottage. Heres a link to give directly to the Texas Chihuahua Rescue through The Big Give. And give any time to the Texas Chihuahua Rescue here.
Nonprofit expects more demand for assistance following expiration of federal eviction protections
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio nonprofit is stepping up to help people who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic as federal eviction protections come to an end. San Antonio student starts nonprofit to provide clear face masks for deaf, hard of hearing individualsBaker said the nonprofit is helping people who didn’t need assistance in the past. Johnny Herrera said he lost his job in 2019, and he ended up at Haven for Hope. He said the nonprofit helped him find a job, but he lost the job due to the pandemic. Herrera said the nonprofit is helping him find a new job and providing rent assistance.
Work out to help a family in need during COVID-19
The nonprofit, Work Out to Help Out, is hosting a virtual workout thatll make you sweat as well as help families most affected by COVID-19. The virtual workout starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and theres still time to sign up. According to Dr. William Richardson, with Work Out to Help Out, the organization will match every dollar donated to buy gift cards from HEB. If you need to apply for relief or know a family who could use the help, you can apply here. We want families to apply, Richardson said.
Nonprofit helps students participating in San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Livestock Auction
Nonprofit helps students participating in San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Livestock AuctionPublished: January 20, 2020, 1:02 pmThe nonprofit Wildfire Group raises tens of thounsand of dollars annually to help sponsor students showing animals at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Livestock Auction.