charity giving http://tpr.org en Group Of Gamers Bring Video Game Relief To Children's Hospital Of San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/group-gamers-bring-video-game-relief-childrens-hospital-san-antonio <p>A group of kids at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio got their fill of video games on Thursday as a team of gamers who raise money for the hospital brought in plenty of distractions.</p><p>The fifth floor of the hospital was packed with Xboxes, Playstations, board games and children who are not too shy to take advantage of them. During the two hours the room was set up, 7-year-old Albany Garaby said she got to play some of her favorite games.</p><p>“Batman, NBA, and Angry Birds,” she said with controller in hand while playing Injustice on an Xbox.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:18:22 +0000 Joey Palacios 35693 at http://tpr.org Group Of Gamers Bring Video Game Relief To Children's Hospital Of San Antonio SAMMinistries Earns 4-Star Rating 7th Year In A Row http://tpr.org/post/samministries-earns-4-star-rating-7th-year-row <p>For the past seven years, Charity Navigator has ranked SAMMinistries as a 4-star charity, which places it in the top 2% of charities across the U.S.</p><p>Programs like the SAMMinistries Transition Living and Housing Center on Blanco road, which can house nearly 80 families every day, helped the charity reach the 4-star status.</p><p>“This a place where families get the opportunity, for up to two years, to work themselves back to self-sufficiency," said SAMMinistries President and CEO Navarra Williams.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:48:03 +0000 Joey Palacios 35413 at http://tpr.org SAMMinistries Earns 4-Star Rating 7th Year In A Row SAFD, Catholic Charities Kick Off The Summer With Project Cool http://tpr.org/post/safd-catholic-charities-kick-summer-project-cool <p>Senior citizens and families who need some cool air this summer are receiving help from Project Cool, an effort to distribute box fans throughout San Antonio.</p><p>As the summer months begin, San Antonians are looking for ways to beat the heat. Project Cool began 19 years ago between Catholic Charities, the San Antonio Fire Department, St. Vincent de Paul and other organizations. Catholic Charities President Antonio Fernandez said as the program kicks off, 20-inch box fans are needed.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:33:56 +0000 Joey Palacios 32846 at http://tpr.org SAFD, Catholic Charities Kick Off The Summer With Project Cool First Ever Big Give San Antonio Set To Help Local Nonprofits http://tpr.org/post/first-ever-big-give-san-antonio-set-help-local-nonprofits <p></p><p>In just 24 hours, hundreds of local nonprofits around town hope to raise $1 million in a combined effort to raise awareness about the work and mission of each organization.</p><p>The Big Give SA is set for May 6. Beginning at midnight to midnight the next day, residents are encourage to log on to <a href="http://thebiggivesa.org/" target="_blank">TheBigGiveSA.org</a> to donate a minimum of $10 to any of the 467 nonprofits participating.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:10:03 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30523 at http://tpr.org First Ever Big Give San Antonio Set To Help Local Nonprofits San Antonio-Based Accion Gets 4-Star Rating Among NonProfits For Third Year http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-based-accion-gets-4-star-rating-among-nonprofits-third-year <p>Charity Navigator, a national charity assessment organization, has awarded San Antonio-based Acción Texas a <a href="http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&amp;orgid=7886#.UvUBz_uuqPQ" target="_blank">four-star rating for the third year in a row</a>.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:44:03 +0000 Eileen Pace 26338 at http://tpr.org San Antonio-Based Accion Gets 4-Star Rating Among NonProfits For Third Year San Antonio Food Bank Recognized As A Top 10 Charity http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-food-bank-recognized-top-10-charity <p>The San Antonio Food Bank has been named one of the top 10 charities in the nation based on financial health, transparency and accountability, and results. Watchdog group Charity Navigator named it one of its "<a href="http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=topten.detail&amp;listid=113#.UugFvfvnaHs" target="_blank">10 Top-Notch Charities</a>."</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:35:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25793 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Food Bank Recognized As A Top 10 Charity Dress For Success Needs Donations Of Suits And Business Attire http://tpr.org/post/dress-success-needs-donations-suits-and-business-attire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local organization is asking for donations of clothing this month to help men and women find jobs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dress for Success and Career Gear San Antonio are asking for donations of suits and business attire that can be worn for job interviews. Dress for Success San Antonio was founded to offer economic, social, and professional services to help women get back on their feet. It provides computer classes, help with resume preparation, financial planning education and clothing for getting back to work.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:36:45 +0000 Eileen Pace 25499 at http://tpr.org Dress For Success Needs Donations Of Suits And Business Attire Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause http://tpr.org/post/moscow-ballet-presents-nutcracker-local-cause <p>If you’ve been meaning to, but haven't quite got around to seeing "The Nutcracker" this year, you’ve got one more chance at the Majestic Theatre<strong>. </strong>The Moscow Ballet returns to San Antonio to perform the ballet on Monday night.</p><p>"It’s more than my job, it’s my life," said the ballet’s Natalie Miroshnyk, who is also the audition director that chose the San Antonio children who perform parts with the Moscow Ballet in the production.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:33:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 24197 at http://tpr.org Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause Food Bank Gives Christmas Trees Along With Holiday Meals http://tpr.org/post/food-bank-gives-christmas-trees-along-holiday-meals <p>Toni picks up her supply of food for the week, but this time she's picking up something extra -- a Christmas tree. She and many more existing clients of the Baptist Temple got the chance to pick out a tree to go along with their holiday meal.</p><p>"Some mac and cheese there, there's some rice, and each one of them is different, but we try to make sure that there's some vegetables, some protein," said George Zayas Bazan, the pastor at Baptist Temple. Zayas Bazan said the San Antonio Food Bank distributes food in bulk twice a month -- 16,000 pounds worth.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:27:29 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24025 at http://tpr.org Food Bank Gives Christmas Trees Along With Holiday Meals C’est La Vie Baking's Grand Opening Food Drive A Big Success http://tpr.org/post/c-est-la-vie-bakings-grand-opening-food-drive-big-success <p>Earlier this week we told you about C’est La Vie Baking (see related story below), which was broken into on Monday, and today was their grand opening.</p><p>The burglary didn’t stop the entrepreneurial spirits of Eric Lowe and Taylor Becken, the owners of the bakery. At least 80 people showed up with canned food in hand, a request by the two owners to benefit the food bank. Lowe said the burglary was an eye opener but after taking to social media, the help and community support came pouring in.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:05:48 +0000 Joey Palacios 23145 at http://tpr.org C’est La Vie Baking's Grand Opening Food Drive A Big Success