Assistance League of San Antonio
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Even during these unique times, our member volunteers are finding ways to continue serving those in need in our communities. Click here to learn more.

Assistance League of San Antonio is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms lives and strengthens community through philanthropic programs in the San Antonio community.

Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.

Our programs fall under five categories:

  • Children
  • Food
  • Education
  • Culture
  • Health

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Catherine Campion - President
(210) 732-1200
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Adopt a Resident serves senior adults through companionship, friendship, and personal care items at a local nursing home.

This is a volunteer opportunity.

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(210) 732-1200
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AL Scholarship Program awards scholarships to qualified students attending colleges and universities in Bexar County and GED support for those participating in the Bexar County Early Intervention Program.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled as a student in the San Antonio College Empowerment Center, have
  • Successfully completed 12 hours of college credit with a 2.5+ GPA, and
  • Registered for at least 6 hours of college instruction in the upcoming semester.
Janet Maloney Send email
(210) 732-1200
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Even during these unique times, our member volunteers are finding ways to continue serving those in need in our communities. Click here to learn more.

Members of the Bexar Hugs Auxiliary are primarily professional women who worked outside their home and volunteer evenings and Saturdays. Each member volunteers a minimum of 30 service hours per year to support their philanthropic programs and fundraising efforts.

The Bexar Hugs Auxiliary funds two programs and provides support to two chapter philanthropic programs:

  • ALamo Bears provides stuffed bears to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the Criminal Investigation Division to distribute to the children who are in need of comfort due to family issues.
  • ALamo Totes is a program in which duffel bags are prepared with personal care items and gender-specific toys and delivered to shelters for children who are in a transitional setting.
  • In support of Operation School Bell®, the Bexar Hugs purchase and assemble school boxes with basic supplies for elementary children. These members also assemble the personal care kits for the children.
  • Bexar Hugs also fund a  scholarship grant and enhanced learning grant.
  • Each December, the Bexar Hugs provide outfits to the Togs For Tots program that their members have donated.

The Bexar Hugs Auxiliary members:

  • staff the Assistance League Thrift House.
  • dress students for Operation School Bell.
  • work side-by-side with members on other Assistance League programs.

This is a volunteer opportunity.

Meetings are held at the AL Chapter House, 2611 West Avenue, on the second Tuesday of each month (except July). A social hour begins at 5:30 PM followed by a business meeting at 6:15 PM. Generally, there is an opportunity before the social hour and after the business meeting to work on philanthropic programs.
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(210) 732-1200
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CAPS (Caps Art Promotes Smiles) provides uniquely decorated ball caps to chronically ill children and adults. Through this program, blankets are also distributed to patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Chronically ill children and adults in San Antonio area hospitals.

Free

Janet Maloney - VP of Marketing Communications Send email
(210) 732-1200
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Even during these unique times, our member volunteers are finding ways to continue serving those in need in our communities. Click here to learn more.

Filling the Gap for Students and Teachers

Enhanced Learning Awards provides supplemental materials and/or programs for Title I schools that enrich elementary students’ education.

San Antonio Title I Schools

Free

Janet Maloney - VP of Marketing Communications Send email
(210) 732-1200
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I’m In Charge provides personal safety presentations with video and interactive dialogue for elementary school children in Title I schools. Topics covered include cyber-bullying/bullying and personal safety and are presented in the classrooms at the request of the local school districts. The program empowers students with information and tools to make the right decisions when they are home alone, on the internet, or in danger. Take-home booklets that reinforce the message are printed in both English and Spanish.

Title I elementary schools

Janet Maloney - Vice President Marketing Send email
(210) 732-1200
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(210) 732-1200
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Even during these unique times, our member volunteers are finding ways to continue serving those in need in our communities. Click here to learn more.

The Operation School Bell® program dresses children from elementary schools designated Title I. These at-risk children are identified by school personnel as having inadequate or inappropriate clothing for attending school. Each child selects sets of new school clothes, a pair of shoes, jacket, socks, underwear, personal care kit, school supplies and books.  School uniforms are provided for two school districts with uniform requirements.  

Each Child Receives:

  • three pairs of jeans, pants or leggings
  • a jacket
  • a belt
  • three shirts
  • six pairs of underwear
  • six pairs of socks
  • a personal care kit containing personal items
  • a school box with basic supplies
  • a pair of shoes
  • two books of their choice

Children K-5 enrolled in a San Antonio Title I school

Free

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Thrift House
(210) 732-1200
Janet Maloney - VP of Marketing Send email
(210) 732-1200
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Thank you for wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when visiting Thrift House!

We are not accepting public donations at this time.

We offer quality merchandise, including a selection of antiques and collectibles, men’s, women’s, books for every age, housewares, linens, home decor, seasonal items, and jewelry, all at affordable prices.  We also carry other items as they are donated, such as tools and sporting goods.

The thrift shop is the main source of funding for our eight philanthropic programs. It is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers.

Tue & Thu: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun: Closed
Janet Maloney - VP of Marketing Communications Send email
(210) 732-1200
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Even during these unique times, our member volunteers are finding ways to continue serving those in need in our communities. Click here to learn more.

Togs For Tots provides new clothing, personal care kit, jacket, reading book along with a Watch Me Grow booklet for parents of new babies and preschool children. School uniforms are provided to Head Start programs. This program is carried out in collaboration with local social service agencies and several schools whose staff determine which at-risk children will be the recipients.  

Each child receives:

  • two complete outfits
  • a personal grooming kit
  • an age-appropriate book
  • a “Watch Me Grow” book
  • six pairs of socks
  • for ages three and above, underwear and a jacket
  • for infants, newborn through three months, a baby gown lovingly sewn by member volunteers

Children determined to be "at-risk".

No charge.

Call for details.
Janet Maloney - VP of Marketing Communications Send email
(210) 732-1200
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Even during these unique times, our member volunteers are finding ways to continue serving those in need in our communities. Click here to learn more.

Watch Me Grow produces a child developmental stage booklet covering birth to age five and a resource card which are distributed to parents, schools, hospitals, churches, daycare facilities, and social service agencies. The booklet is available in both English and Spanish.

Call for details.

Free

Janet Maloney - VP of Marketing Communications Send email
(210) 732-1200