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These days, a computer is more than just a tech device. It is a doorway to employment, education, healthcare, social connection, and more. We are here to ensure everyone can afford the tech they need to succeed.

Though we wish we could provide low-cost technology to everyone, we focus our efforts on  internet solutions and computer access for individuals who need it most.

To shop with us, you'll need:

  • Photo identification
  • Proof of current enrollment in an income-based government assistance program OR documentation of current household income (under 200% of the federal poverty level or 60% of area median income)

Click here for more information on eligibility.

Refurbished Desktops starting at $75.00.

Refurbished Laptops starting at $100.00.

Free Standard Shipping.

Click here to visit our online store.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free or Affordable Computers
Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 5 months.

Angel Helpers Ministry's mission is to bring the joy of Jesus to families in need in San Antonio and surrounding areas by meeting their needs during the holiday seasons and throughout the year.

We provide Thanksgiving meals, Christmas gifts for kids, Silver Santa boxes for seniors, Easter bags, and back to school supplies.

We also help connect the community to the physical needs of those around them.

At Angel Helpers Ministry we are thrilled to help families in need. In order to ensure that our efforts are well founded we ask you please fill out the application if you desire help for your family.

Click here to contact us.

Updated within the last 4 months.

OTS manages the college's technology infrastructure and offers a wide range of services to assist members of faculty, staff and students with their technical needs.

Our Mission is to provide the San Antonio College community with reliable and secure information technology infrastructure and services.

San Antonio College has a limited inventory of laptops and internet hotspots available for your use. The laptops have Wi-Fi capability for use where wireless internet access exists, a web camera, and are loaded with a web browser.

Click here for equipment request.

Loaner devices are only per semester and must be returned once the semester is completed.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled at SAC for current semester
  • Student ID
  • Drivers License

Programs are available to bridge the digital divide by providing Alamo Colleges students and employee with low-cost Internet Service. Visit this link.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
OTS Service Center Send email
(210) 486-0030
Updated within the last year

The SAC Tech store is a one-stop shop for all technology needs. Students, faculty and staff of the Alamo Colleges can purchase computer equipment at an educational discount.

As well, the store sells computer and tech accessories, offers a variety services, and provides on-going workshops to showcase new technology.

Currently, the SAC Tech Store offers a variety of products from Apple and DELL, including laptops and tablets.

Faculty, staff and students with a valid Alamo Colleges ID are eligible to purchase computer equipment and/or services offered at the SAC Tech Store.

Community members can participate in on-going workshops, get tech-related service, and purchase computer accessories and general merchandise.

 

Laptops & Tablets available from $25 - $200.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free or Affordable Computers
Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

Money Smart Classes: Case management staff, in partnership with financial organizations trained in FDIC curriculum, offer quarterly Money Smart classes at our public housing communities. Topics include: borrowing basics, pay yourself first, banking services, budgeting, repairing your credit, and homeownership.

Back To School Drives: FSS case managers organize back-to-school drives to help residents with costs of school supplies. The funds raised pay for school supplies, uniforms, immunizations and haircuts.

Health Fairs: Case managers participate in and support community health fairs.

Employment Fairs: Family Self-sufficiency provides residents information on upcoming job fairs and assists with transportation, resume preparation, interview technique and necessary job skills.

Summer Youth Employment: HABC provides youth, ages 14 to 24, the opportunity to learn on-the-job training during the summer months. Employment may be with HABC or with one of our partners.

Thanksgiving Baskets: During the holiday season, case and property management staff identify needy families and supply holiday meals to them.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Terry Michelle Trevino
(210) 225-0071
Updated within the last 3 months.

We download, print and deliver homework assignments for students in our service area that do not have access to a computer or wifi at home.

We also provide crayons, pens, pencils, and other materials the students need to complete their work.

We also check students' homework, track their progress, and offer incentives for the students who finish their packets.

Call for more information.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Jason Brooks Send email
(210) 247-8494
Misti Brooks Send email
Updated within the last year

Pastor Henry Mooney is the Spiritual Leader of Believers In Christ Ministries & Believers And Community Development. He came to Christ after a long life of crime and unbelief.

Prayer is powerful and changes things! Every Friday night we meet at our community center to pray for our community and our city. Come join us in faith as we pray for God to move in our community and to change lives.

We love putting on special events, especially during the holidays. We have programs for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas such as turkey and ham distribution. Other special events for the community include sourcing backpacks and school supplies for kids and we also have community celebration dinners.

FEED MY SHEEP is the command that Jesus gave Peter in John 21:15-17 . We have this mandate on our lives as well.

  • Handing Out Food & Water
    Come and join us every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday as we serve our community by helping us hand out food and water to those who are hungry and thirsty.
  • Meal Prep
    All the wonderful meal packs we're able to give out have to be prepped! Help us prepare meals packs for our community every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday morning from 9am-10am, weekly.
  • Clothing Distribution
    Clothing is so much more than just fashion or even something that simply acts as a covering... it also represents dignity.
  • Complete Support for the entire family. For more information on all our services, please click here.

Free

Updated within the last 4 months.

Monthly neighborhood meetings are sponsored to build unity in the community and to give us opportunities to develop relationships with the parents and other care givers of our children. Each event includes a free meal, live Christian music, and clothing. Seasonally, other items such as school supplies, Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas gifts are also provided.

All of our neighbors in and around the East Meadows (formerly Wheatley Courts) area are welcome.

Free

Call for the date and time of the next block party.
Updated within the last 5 months.

The Training for Job Success program is designed to support income-eligible residents as they prepare for better employment that can lead their families to self-sufficiency.

Following are some of the resources and services available through the Training for Job Success Program:

  • Job readiness activities such as assistance with résumé writing, interviewing skills and job leads
  • Full-tuition scholarship opportunities for Alamo Colleges Demand Occupations Training Programs
  • Textbooks, supplies and uniforms required for Demand Occupations Training Programs
  • One-on-One career coaching, case management services, and counseling services
  • Assistance with utilities and rent
  • Connection to other community resources

Individuals and families and in the San Antonio/ Bexar County community who meet income criteria upon enrollment into the program. For more information, please contact the program.

Minerva Hernandez LMSW, NCRT
(210) 207-5929
Updated within the last 3 months.
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.

Call for details.
Thrift House
(210) 732-1200
Janet Maloney Send email
(210) 732-1200
Updated within the last 4 months.

Operation Back to School is targeted on fulfilling educational needs for these children as a part of the Gabriella’s Gifts program. 

Since 2016, we have served over 1,300 children with backpacks and delivered them to oncology clinics in local children's hospitals. The backpacks are gifted to these brave cancer warriors and their siblings annually before the start of each school year. Our 2023 goal is to provide 300 new backpacks filled with school supplies to children battling cancer and their siblings. 

With our new Children’s Cancer Support Center now open, we have designated that as our official drop off location. Donate new backpacks and new school supplies. Items most needed are: backpacks, notebooks, pencils, erasers and other related school supplies at 477 Spencer Lane San Antonio, Texas 78201 during the month of July. In addition to the backpacks we would like to provide each family with gas and grocery cards. Additional funds donated to will go directly to support our ongoing Children's Cancer Support Center.

Backpacks will be distributed to our cancer families at our Summer Bash event on Saturday, August 05 at 10 AM and also taken to the local oncology clinics. You can also choose to sponsor or make a monetary donation. Learn more here.

To view more information, click here.

Updated within the last 3 months.

Bethany Closet is the community outreach arm of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. Through our partnerships with our Evangelism Ministry, private donors and community organizations, we assist members of our local neighborhood, city and state.

This ministry provides uniforms and school supplies for Elementary Schools in the Edgewood School District. We also provide assistance with Food, Clothing and Household Items for families in need.

We are a Faith Base partner with the Child Protective Services and regularly provide necessities for children and families in transition.

Click here or email for program information.

Douglas Randle, Jr. Send email
(210) 436-7296
Vanessa King Send email
Updated within the last 5 months.

Every youth who enters our program is eligible to receive a free cell phone and service plan.

THRU Project created its cell phone program because we believe that by removing the communication barrier, we can dramatically improve our foster youth's mental health, wellness, and overall success outcomes.

This program works in tandem with our volunteer mentor program as a phone-in-hand is an essential lifeline between mentor and mentee.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current or former foster youth
  • Between the ages of 14-25
  • Actively participating in the THRU Project mentoring program for three months (or longer)
  • Employed or going to school
Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last year

Outreach Ministries at FLIM meets the needs of the people in the community outside the four walls of the ministry.

Call for info
Austin Blue Send email
Updated within the last 5 months.

We provide NEW clothing, essentials, personal care items, and more for teen girls and boys in foster care and other at-risk youth for FREE.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers working in the shop help each and every referred youth shopper get the best shopping experience while selecting all their NEW clothing!

Our target age group is 12-21 years, including teens in foster care, teens that have aged out of foster care, homeless teens, and otherwise at-risk teens.

Youth in need must be referred by an adult who is familiar with the youth's situation. Personnel representing agencies, schools, group homes, and regional treatment centers are welcome to refer a teen to San Antonio Threads.

Click here to refer a youth.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Select Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Cathy Hamilton Send email
(210) 600-3989
Updated within the last year

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

*Not available at all centers.

 

 

The SNP is funded by the City and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) through the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), and currently offered at various senior centers throughout the City.

Age 60+ and spouse.

Free.

Call for program hours and other details.
Updated within the last 5 months.

The concept behind Friends of Spare Parts dba Spare Parts was developed in 2011 by our founder Mary Elizabeth Cantú, as a response to the lack of art funds and resources in PreK-12 classrooms.

The Spare Parts Center for Creative Reuse is San Antonio’s first art supply thrift store. The purpose of the Center for Creative Reuse is to facilitate the intake of pre-owned creative materials and supplies that would otherwise be thrown away or underutilized and offers them back into the community through program offerings and storefront. The revenue earned ensures that Spare Parts can continue to expand and serve the community. Click here for the workshops and online store.

The Center is a community-driven operation and depends on material donors, volunteers, and patrons to continue to sustain a safe and welcoming place where teachers, parents, crafters, kids, and artists, can access affordable pre-loved supplies and materials.

Spare Parts Connect is an innovative educational program that connects businesses and organizations with the community to foster creativity, sustainability, and collaboration. Spare Parts Connect promotes the concept of creative reuse by offering a unique opportunity for businesses and organizations to engage with their audience through hands-on activities and demonstrations. 

With Spare Parts Connect, our facilitators come to your place of business, school, or special event, and you get captivating experiences that engage and inspire audiences of all ages. For more information, please click here.

For general questions, please click here for the contact form. We prefer email since we do not have regular staff dedicated to phone inquiries.

For information on volunteer opportunities, click here.

To schedule a material donation, click here.

To schedule a monetary donation, please click here.

Please note that we are a nonprofit organization and our services for Spare Parts Connect are available for a fee, which varies depending on the specific event and activity you have in mind. We’ll work closely with you to tailor a pricing package that aligns with your budget and objectives. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further details regarding our pricing structure.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hours for the storefront location.
Eric Cavazos Send email
Jill Doyle Send email
Updated within the last year
11.07 miles away, 5084 DeZavala, San Antonio, TX, 78249 , D8

We provide:

  • Financial assistance for prescription medications up to $80 annually.
  • School supplies and backpacks are available by signing up from mid-June to early July.
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Teresa Martin
Updated within the last 2 months.
12.15 miles away, 8300 Tezel Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78254 , D7

Helping the community get ready for the school year!

Click here for more information on upcoming events.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: Closed Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Susan Chiles Send email
Updated within the last 5 months.

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

*Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last year

Hotspots

  • 10 T-Mobile hotspots available for checkout for two-week periods

Computers

  • Four PCs
  • One Mac laptop

Printing/Copying

  • $0.10 / B&W page  | $0.25/page color letter
  • $0.15 / B&W page  | $0.40 page color legal
  • $0.40 / B&W page | $2.00/page color tabloid

Note: If you'd prefer, feel free to email us your documents for printing.

Fax Machine

  • $1.00 / page outgoing
  • $0.50 / page incoming

Laminating

  • $1.00 / letter
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 4 months.