July 2015

Real People. Real Change.

Family Service Association

of San Antonio, Inc.

Since 1903, we're the family

you can always count on!





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Protect A Child
Keep A TEEN In School
GUIDE A Lost Soul
CARE for a Grandparent
STOP A Parent's Violence
RESCUE An Abused Child
Family Service Association
702 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Our mission: Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.

Our core values: Respect, Responsiveness, Excellence, Integrity, and Accountability. 

In this issue:

  • Think Ancira, for Backpacks!
  • Volunteer Spotlight!
  • Summer Gets Cooler!
  • Upcoming Events!
Think Ancira, for Backpacks! 

Photo: Young boy meets H-E-Buddy with his new backpack for school.


Summer is here and Ancira Auto Group has partnered with us for the 4th year to collect NEW backpacks for kiddos in need! The backpacks will be distributed at our 7th Annual "Sending Healthy Families Back to School" Fair. Donate a NEW back pack at any Ancira dealership location through the end of July.


For backpack donation, Think Ancira!


Volunteer Spotlight!

Photo: A group of volunteers at Old Navy

Thank you to our volunteers that donate their precious time to encourage shoppers at San Antonio Old Navy stores to donate new school uniforms! With their support, our 17th Annual Khakis 4 Kids program is on track to help us empower kids and prepare them for success on day one! Donate gently used uniforms at any Cowboy Cleaners location. You may also drop off gently used uniforms at Old Navy stores or purchase a new school uniform for a child in need! 

Summer Gets Cooler!

Photo: Young women work on robot.
All summer long our Youth Education department is hosting camps and events to support all things tech! The "Geeks" from Best Buy Geek Squad Summer Academy are returning this year to empower youth towards technology.  Topics include: film production, music studio skills, and internet safety. Camp dates are July 28 and 29 from 8am to 4pm. To register to attend this FREE 2 day camp, click HERE.


Photo: Young women focus on technology.


After a successful camp last Spring break, Start Making, is making a return this summer as well. This "girls only" month long all-inclusive camp focuses specifically on empowering women to strengthen their skills and passion for technology into the workforce.


It is through initiatives like this that allow our Youth Education Programs to reach more than 5,000 youth a year.

                        Upcoming Events!                       
Classic Car Show at New Tip Top Café Nacogdoches
When: Wednesday, July 15th, 6 pm- 8 pm
Where: Tip Top Café Nacogdoches at 13835 Nacogdoches Road
A portion of the day's sales benefits Family Service! Diner opens 7 am - 9 pm; SA Gear Grinder Classic Car Club Show is from 6 pm - 9 pm that evening.

7th Annual Back to School Health and Wellness Fair
When: Saturday, August 15th, 9 am - 12 pm
Where: The Neighborhood Place 3014 Rivas St. San Antonio, TX 78228
Hosted by State Senator José Menendez and Family Service.
For more information call 210-299-2407

Don Harris and Harvey Najim Golf Classic
When: Monday, October 19th
Where: La Cantera Resort and Golf Course 
For more information visit: www.golf4kidssa.com

Fashion Week Fashion Show  

When: Thursday, November 5th 

A Fashion Show benefitting Family Service presented by Morris Kaye & Sons Furs, location and time TBD.


Lighting of the Smokestacks at the Alamo Quarry Market  

When: Saturday, November 7th, 6 pm - 8 pm 

Where: The Alamo Quarry Market 

This event kicks off the Festival of Lights giving season! More information to come soon. 

Festival of Lights Gala

When: Thursday, November 19th

Where: Shriner's Hall                        

Save the date! More information to come soon.           

Our services to the community are among many programs Family Service offers to strengthen families, transform lives, and change the community. It is what we've been doing  for 112 years. Your gifts in any amount ensure a brighter tomorrow for families in our community. Please send your contributions to Family Service Association, 702 San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

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