A Note from Simón

Finding Joy

As we near the end of another year, we are living through experiences that are having a profound impact on our lives, now and in the future. Later this month, thoughts of family and friends will be most on our mind as we think of celebrations of Thanksgiving where we previously shared time together and broke bread. It is these relationships with friends and family that ground us. The memories we create and share year after year build foundations of emotional and social resilience that sustain us for a lifetime.

And that is what we endeavor to do as the Good Samaritan. We aim to serve our neighbors with those gifts that allow them to build a foundation for their own families so that they can also be sustained. The bond we share, the connections we make, and those we serve make us whole. Thank you for sharing in our journey and in yours and for building community with us. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Best,
Grow with
Good Sam
Even through the hardship of this year, nearly 3,000 of your neighbors were empowered to grow in strength and resilience through Good Sam’s programs. A gift made before January 1 secures a meaningful and purposeful end to a year of challenge met with growth. Join us by making an end of year gift today!
Family Services
PAT Virtual Group Connection

Our Parents as Teachers (PAT) program recently hosted a virtual Group Connection called "Drawing With a Twist." Participating families learned that there is a strong link between reading and learning to write, and that drawing is an initial stage for emergent writing. For more information about the PAT program, contact Alejandra Chapa, PAT Program Manager, by clicking the button below.
Senior Commodities

Earlier this November we held our Project Hope food commodities distribution to our community's eligible seniors. We are grateful to St. Timothy's for their continued partnership. For more information about our monthly commodities distribution, please contact Ellie Saucedo, Director of Field Education Services and Adult Resources, by clicking the button below.
Youth & Teen Services
YACing Around
If you haven't already, check out a new podcast from our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Each week, San Antonio YAC members discuss the world around them and how they plan to make an impact on the community. Give them a listen on Spotify!
Mums & Mimosas
Don’t miss the first ever virtual Mums & Mimosas on February 9, 2021! Our guest speaker is New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle. Melanie is also the author of the Big Mama Blog, co-host of the Big Boo Cast podcast, and a San Antonio local. Reserve your front row seat today!
Holiday Bags
Good Samaritan Community Services invites individuals and congregations to join our Holiday Bag Drive to help feed more than 400 families in San Antonio this holiday season. Food items should be dropped off at the Center on the West Side of San Antonio between Monday, December 7th and Friday, December 11th. For more information, contact Rebecca Earle, Manager of Annual Giving, by clicking the button below.
Through recurring monthly donations, your gift will create a sustainable impact for those we serve in the community. Good Sam relies on the support of compassionate and caring individuals to help provide programs that empower our neighbors.
Upcoming Events
  • November 26-27 | Thanksgiving Break (campus closed)
  • December 1 | Giving Tuesday
  • December 7-11 | Holiday Bag Donation Drop-off
  • December 16-18 | Holiday Bag Distribution
  • December 22-25 | Winter Break (campus closed)
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