December 2015 

Family Service Association

of San Antonio, Inc.

Since 1903, we're the family you can always count on!

Our mission: Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.

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





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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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  • Giving Feels Good!
  • Better Business Bureau and Family Service
  • We Can Change a Family's Outlook
  • Adopt-A-Family... You'll be Amazed
  • Picture This
Giving Feels Good!

Better Business Bureau
and Family Service
Family Service is a proud charter member of the Better Business Bureau.  We are grateful to be featured in the Better Business Bureau's Charity Profile Series!  Click HERE to see the video!
We Can Change
a Family's Outlook
Photo: A family receiving gifts from our Adopt-A-Family program

Opening our hearts and wallets to share with a family in holiday despair can have trans-formative power - for them and for us. The benefits to the recipient are obvious and beautiful. To know that a stranger has shared their bounty so that you and your family can enjoy gifts and a holiday meal brings comfort beyond description.

Photo: Rackspace volunteers helping our Adopt-A-Family team!
And for you, the response is manifold.

When you give, it connects you to others, heightens your sense of compassion and can offer multiple physiological and psychological benefits. Some studies have found that giving can reduce pain and blood pressure; some givers report an overall sense of well-being. Giving to others can make us forget our own problems.
You'll be Amazed
Photo: A grateful mother receiving her gifts

Family Service helps over 90,000 individuals each year by engaging friends in the community to "adopt" a family and provide gifts of toys, clothing, blankets, household goods, gift cards, holiday decorations and special meals. Your family, work colleagues, place of worship or other group can "adopt" one person or a whole family. You can buy the gifts and wrap them or you may prefer to make a cash donation to Family Service and let Santa's elves do the shopping. For details, please call Colin Castillo at 210-299-2407 to learn how you can Adopt a family year round.
Picture This

A three-year-old child stares in wonder at the shiny new tricycle under her tree, thanks to you. A teenage boy has a new basketball, jeans and tennis shoes. A mom's tears express her gratitude for the soft sweater and warm pajamas you bought her - the first new clothes she has had in many years. You have that power to transform.
Photo: Valero dropping off gifts!
Make it a tradition.

Many of our donors make this an annual tradition. Christ Lutheran of Alamo Heights has participated in our Adopt a Family project for 17 years. Each year, they take 50 names, hang little angels from a tree and the congregation adopts the angels - shopping, wrapping and giving a little love and goodwill along with the material gifts. It is a popular way for young parents to teach their children about sharing with those in need.
Upcoming Events

17th Annual Wrappin' with Jack
When: Tuesday December 8th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Northside Ford- Highway 281 and Nakoma
Join Jack Riccardi of 550 KTSA as he invites all of his listeners to be holiday helpers for a night. Bring gifts to wrap! All gifts wrapped support our year round Adopt-A-Family program. 

Stuff the Sleigh 5k Run to benefit Family Service  
When: Saturday, December 19th, starts at 9:00 am
Where: O. P. Schnabel Park
Join Family Service for a brisk run through O. P. Schnabel park and bring a donation to benefit Family Service's year round Adopt-A-Family program.
To learn more and register for this event please click
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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