The Good News
January 2020
Don't Forget to Reserve Your Spot for
Mums & Mimosas 2020!
There are still tables and tickets available for Mums & Mimosas 2020! The annual luncheon, honoring Judy Gosnell Cavendar and featuring actress, comedian and bestselling author Ali Wentworth will be held at the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum on February 4, 2020 at 11:30am.

Please contact Rebecca Earle at 210.434.5531 ext. 2008 or with any questions.
PAT Family Night
Our Parents as Teachers (PAT) program kicked off its first Family Night of the year on January 15 with fun activities and a pizza party. PAT is a free service for parents committed to learning more about their child's development and exploring different ways in supporting their growth. Services are open to all families participating in Good Sam's programs.
YAC First Friday
Our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) high school youth celebrated First Friday with an excursion to Main Event where they participated in activities including playing games and climbing gravity ropes. YAC members have the opportunity for college and career preparation and regularly give back to the community by volunteering at various places throughout the year. For more information about YAC, please email YAC Coordinator Marcus Jordan  at or 210.434.5531 ext. 4008.
Save the Date for Mariachis & Margaritas With a View in Wimberley!
Mariachis & Margaritas With a View benefits Camp Good Sam Wimberley and is hosted by Dodie and Dick Scott at their home located at 11030 Mt. Sharp Road, Wimberley, TX. The event will be held Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 3:30-6:00pm. You can purchase tickets to the event by clicking the button below. Please RSVP by phone at 512.393.9996 or by email to Traci Maxwell at
Successful Families & Children
In partnership with Restore Education and SA Hope Resource Center, Good Samaritan Community Services is offering parents with young children the opportunity to work on attaining their GED or pursue training to prepare to enter the workforce. For more information about this program, please contact .
Raising Highly Capable Kids
Congratulations to our families who recently graduated from our Raising Highly Capable Kids winter session. If you are a parent or know a parent interested in learning more about their child's development and attending our Raising Highly Capable Kids spring session, please contact Marvin Whitt at .
National Mentoring Month
January is National Mentoring Month, which focuses national attention on the invaluable and rewarding contribution that mentoring makes and seeks to involve more mentors to ensure young people in our communities have dependable people to look up to. At Good Sam, we c ould not fulfill our mission without the work of our volunteer mentors. To schedule a volunteer opportunity, email Ale Arquisola at   or call 210.434.5531, ext. 2006. To view a list of volunteer opportunities at Good Sam, click the link below.
Upcoming Events
  • January 22, 8:30am - 10:00am UT Health Nurses Senior Health Screening and Senior Site Council Meeting at Good Sam
  • January 29, 9:00am - 10:00am Senior Sneakers Walk (location TBD)
  • January 30, 5:00pm - 7:00pm PAT Family Night at Good Sam
  • February 4, 11:30am - 2:00pm Mums & Mimosas at Witte Museum
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day
  • February 23, 3:30pm - 6:00pm Mariachis & Margaritas in Wimberley
We are so grateful for all of our donors who give to our agency each month. Good Sam relies on the support of compassionate and caring individuals to help provide programs that empower our neighbors.