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.
Graduating Reagan senior donates 50 blankets to children in emergency shelter
SAN ANTONIO Children living at the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Counseling Center now have 50 new fleece blankets, thanks to a donation from Sams Covers. The non-profit organization was founded by Samantha Sanchez, a graduating senior from Ronald Reagan High School, and aims to provide a sense of comfort for children living in emergency shelters. A lot of kids, because they go through trauma, physical touch is something thats difficult for them, Sanchez said. "So, these blankets provide that sense of physical touch and attachment. Since the non-profits founding in 2015, approximately 3,000 blankets have been distributed so far to children living in emergency shelters.