SAMMinistries http://tpr.org en Celebrity Contributions Highlight Empty Bowl Event For SAMMinistries http://tpr.org/post/celebrity-contributions-highlight-empty-bowl-event-samministries <p>Members of the San Antonio Potters Guild have been hard at work for months, creating thousands of bowls to benefit SAMMinistries this weekend.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For months now, pottery students Linda Perez and Deb Ferris and a dedicated group of fellow potters have been crafting bowls of different shapes and sizes to benefit <a href="http://www.samm.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries</a>.</span></p><p>“This is a 12-hour process,” said Perez. “You change the ratio of air and gas so that reduction occurs two times during the firing.”</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:16:43 +0000 Eileen Pace 27414 at http://tpr.org Celebrity Contributions Highlight Empty Bowl Event For SAMMinistries SAMM Ministries Celebrates 30 Years Of Serving Homeless & Struggling Families http://tpr.org/post/samm-ministries-celebrates-30-years-serving-homeless-struggling-families <p>On Thursday SAMM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ministries celebrated its </span>30th y<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ear of serving San Antonio families who need a little help to get back on their feet.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ministry also announced a major fundraising campaign. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">new Help, Hope and Home fundraising campaign seeks to raise $8 million dollars over three years. </span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:17:58 +0000 Eileen Pace 18412 at http://tpr.org SAMM Ministries Celebrates 30 Years Of Serving Homeless & Struggling Families The Source: Back To School With SAISD's New Superintendent | SAMMinistries Turns 30 http://tpr.org/post/source-back-school-saisds-new-superintendent-samministries-turns-30 <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>Next Monday is the first day back for most public schools, including those at San Antonio Independent School District. SAISD&nbsp;heads into the new year with a new superintendent, a new set of curriculum requirements, a possible new deal with UIW, and likely a new set of challenges.</p><p>SAISD&nbsp;Superintendent <a href="http://www.saisd.net/main/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2&amp;Itemid=99" target="_blank">Sylvester&nbsp;Perez</a>&nbsp;joins us to talk about back-to-school excitement.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:39:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 17126 at http://tpr.org The Source: Back To School With SAISD's New Superintendent | SAMMinistries Turns 30 Musical Teaches Kids Empathy With On Stage Lessons, Shoe Drive http://tpr.org/post/musical-teaches-kids-empathy-stage-lessons-shoe-drive <p>A San Antonio psychologist-turned-playwright is teaming up with <a href="http://www.theplayhousesa.org/" target="_blank">The Playhouse</a> theater for a musical to benefit the homeless. You have two chances this week to enjoy <a href="http://www.tovarubinshow.com/" target="_blank">"In Their Shoes,"</a> Wednesday and Thursday nights only.</p><p>The whole story is about empathy, and a pair of magic shoes that transports a little girl, Goody2Shoes, into a world where she can see what it’s like to be in another person’s shoes.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:05:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 7488 at http://tpr.org Musical Teaches Kids Empathy With On Stage Lessons, Shoe Drive A Perfect Fit: UIW Student Gets Shoes To Those In Need http://tpr.org/post/perfect-fit-uiw-student-gets-shoes-those-need <p>Eric Castillo and his organization, A Walk in My Shoes, has made it a mission to find shoes to fit everybody who needs a pair in San Antonio, and the 500 pairs of shoes he delivered to SAMMinistries on Friday is just part of the story.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:27:00 +0000 Eileen Pace 4717 at http://tpr.org A Perfect Fit: UIW Student Gets Shoes To Those In Need SAMMinistries Memorial For Homeless Who Died On San Antonio Streets In 2012 http://tpr.org/post/samministries-memorial-homeless-who-died-san-antonio-streets-2012 <p>Each year SAMMinistries honors the homeless who have passed away with a special memorial service: this year there were 66. The annual candlelight vigil to honor the homeless will be held tonight -- the longest night of the year.</p><p>This year, there were 11 fewer homeless deaths than last year. <a href="http://www.samm.org/" target="_blank">SAMMinistries</a> CEO Navarra Williams said community concern and good shelters are part of the reason, but there’s also greater outreach to find people when they need to get inside.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 20:59:37 +0000 Eileen Pace 3683 at http://tpr.org $1 Million Donation Will Provide Financial Planning Classes http://tpr.org/post/1-million-donation-will-provide-financial-planning-classes <p></p><p>SAMMinistries says a million dollars donated by a local philanthropist this week will help the center provide financial planning classes to more people who are on the "cliff" of homelessness.</p><p>Harvey Najim, who wrote the personal check, said people come in need of assistance, but are not looking for a hand-out.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:48:00 +0000 Eileen Pace 3350 at http://tpr.org Overcoming Homelessness In 2012: The San Antonio Homeless Population http://tpr.org/post/overcoming-homelessness-2012-san-antonio-homeless-population <p></p><p>Numbers released this week show that the average income for a homeless family is $500 with affordable housing being the most requested service for the homeless (nearly 74 percent of those surveyed).</p><p>The 2012 Facts on San Antonio Homelessness were released by <a href="http://www.samm.org/" target="_blank">SAMMinistries</a> and are based on statistics gathered and compiled by the Trinity University class on Applied Social Studies.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:55:25 +0000 Ryan Loyd 2574 at http://tpr.org Overcoming Homelessness In 2012: The San Antonio Homeless Population