The Good News
September 2020

A Note from Simón


Friends,

As the summer draws to a close, I would like to share our journey of the past several weeks with you. Our offices in San Antonio and Brownsville have remained open for essential operations. As our neighbors become accustomed to the enhanced safety measures we have in place, the number of children in our early childhood learning programs and those serving older youth continues to grow. We are thankful we can provide these much needed services as a source of comfort and companionship. 

This month, you once again supported our programs that enable our neighbors to be more engaged with their children, their spouses, and their families by raising more than $20,000 during The Big Give. Our Senior Center staff and volunteers distributed food to our seniors in partnership with St. Timothy's through curbside distribution. In addition, we began to host our on-campus, in-person Cyber Cafe for students to access their classes online in a safe, comfortable, and academic environment. This welcome alternative to learning at home gave parents a break from the routine and ensured that students were engaging with their school and teachers. Your generosity made this possible. 

This month we would like to encourage you to exercise your right to vote. Your vote is your voice. You must register to vote before October 5th. More information about voter eligibility is available at https://www.bexar.org/1702/Register-to-Vote. Thank you for allowing us to serve in your name.
Best,
Big Give Thank You
Thank you to our community for supporting Good Sam through the Big Give 2020! Our community came together to raise more than $20,000 to empower our neighbors to thrive. Your support makes possible life-changing programming for children, families, youth and teens, and seniors in your community.
Melissa's Story
During the Big Give, we also shared Melissa's story. In her interview, Melissa, a Parents as Teachers (PAT) Client here at Good Sam, discussed how her family has been impacted by Good Sam and how she was able to access Good Sam resources in order for her and her family to thrive.
New Vans!
Good Sam is pleased to announce the purchase of two new Ford Transit vans from Cavendar Toyota! Our youth and seniors can now ride safely and in style to off-campus field trips.
YAC Gives Back
Our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) students celebrated a much deserved First Friday at Main Event after their service day activities, enjoying fun activities in a safe setting. We are proud of our students and the ways they give back to our community! For more information about YAC, please contact Aulton Davis at aulton.davis@goodsamtx.org.
Senior Commodities Distribution

We hold our Commodities Distribution each month in partnership with St. Timothy's for our eligible seniors. For more information about this service, please contact Ellie Saucedo at ellie.saucedo@goodsamtx.org.
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.