Every year we partner with our School to support the Adopt-A-Needy Family organization. This is a wonderful organization that helps bring Christmas cheer to low income and in need families. This organization has its founding roots here in our community, as it was started by the Weiss’, a former St. George School family. Led by our school’s BETA club, the School and Church partner together to adopt multiple families from this organization and provide all shapes and sizes of gifts for these families, ranging from toys all the way to furniture and beds. Our community loves getting together and shopping and wrapping these gifts, as well as personally delivering them to the families. If you desire to help us support Adopt-A-Needy family on our campus, please contact Keith Earle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larkspur Elementary is a public school that is located near St. George. A large portion of their students are economically disadvantaged and classified as “at-risk.” St. George has an ongoing relationship with Larkspur and parishioners have helped with beautification projects, tutoring, and mentoring. The St. George community has participated in the annual Jubilee “Free” Sale, where families from Larkspur and other schools are served. There are many ways to serve the families of Larkspur, and if you feel called to serve in this way, please contact Julabeth Carden through St. George at (210) 342-4261 or at email@example.com.
Partnering with other organizations and ministries in Bexar County, Haven for Hope provides shelter, residence, services, and care for those in our community who are homeless, offering personalized programs to overcome underlying causes and to lead to sustainable housing situations. Volunteers are needed in many areas of the functioning of the campus, including in Spiritual Services. An understanding ear and the sharing of talents and interests are important contributions of respect and healing. The values encouraged for volunteer participation are: radical compassion, servant leadership, driven by hope, and the pursuit of excellence.
For Haven of Hope’s website, please click here.
For more information, please contact St. George parishioner Susan Chalala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magdalena House is a transitional home in San Antonio that serves mothers and children who have fled dangerous and abusive lives by providing transformation through education, nurturing community, and programming. We rescue the least and the lost, sharing hope for a new beginning. Contact St. George parishioner Jane Ahuero for more information, and click here for their website. For her contact information, please call St. George at (210) 342-4261 or at email@example.com.
In 2010, SAMMinistries (San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc.) brought our Convening Group together with a request that various churches in specific neighborhoods form a partnership to join in their mission of overcoming and preventing homelessness. The NC group is still a functioning entity, meeting once a month, and the gathering location rotates among the church campuses. The group also supports the outreach ministries of each church. For information, contact Julabeth Carden through the church office at at (210) 342-4261 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is a cooperative ministry founded in 1977 by nine downtown San Antonio churches. The goal was to offer temporary assistance to individuals and families in crisis situations, alleviating the duplication of services by banding together to form one centrally located social service agency. Today, CAM serves 50,000 people a year. Marti Nodine is very involved in CAM. For more information, please contact St. George at (210) 342-4261 or at email@example.com and ask for Marti’s contact information.
Our Diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, and several St. George parishioners regularly serve others through their work with Habitat for Humanity. The Habitat Builders for West Texas works with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates in cities throughout the diocese to fulfill the commitment to build at least one house in each town in the diocese with an affiliate. Parishioner Steve Dodwell is involved with Habitat for Humanity and can provide more information. Please contact St. George at (210) 342-4261 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for Steve Dodwell’s contact information.
- Diocese of West Texas lists many opportunities for service. These opportunities can be found on their website, dwtx.org.
- Good Samaritan Center http://www.goodsamaritancommunityservices.org/
- Haven for Hope http://www.havenforhope.org/new/
- Ronald McDonald House http://www.rmhcsanantonio.org
- SAMM Ministries https://www.samm.org
- San Antonio Food Bank http://safoodbank.org
- West Avenue Compassion http://www.westavenuecompassion.com