Community Corner

Santikos Annual November Toy-Drive Kicks Off November 1st  

As we ramp up for the holidays and countless children are without. Santikos is aiming again to make a difference. From November 1st – Nov. 30th anyone who brings in a new toy with a suggested retail value of $5 or more will receive a FREE popcorn and a 30 minute game card! Every year Santikos collects toys through out the month of November to then distribute them throughout the community to local charities in December. We look forward to seeing you at the theater!

Diesel Barbership’s 3rd Annual Movember Mustache & Beard Competition Competition starts at 8pm on Saturday, November 16th at Alamo Beer Company, 202 Lamar 

$25 donation to compete to benefit the Movember Foundation 

Prizes for: 

Best Movember Mustache 

Best Styled Mustache 

Best Full Beard

 Best Short Beard 

Best Freestyle Beard

Ladies Creative Beard 

To RSVP, go to https://us.movember.com/events/view/id/OX36

John Jay Class of 1980 it’s the big 40! 

3-DAY REUNION SCHEDULE: SAVE THE DATES 

Friday, June 26, 2020 Bend SportsBar 7730 Bandera Road, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Saturday, June 27, 2020 Acadiana Cafe 1289 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78227. 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Sunday, June 28, 2020 Rodriguez County Park Pavilion #1 6098 Jerome Rd, 9:30 a.m. softball game, food at 12 noon, event ends at 6 p.m. $5/family + bring a food contribution. On Facebook, check the group Jay Class of 80 for updates. For more information contact Deborah Villanueva Almendarez me at debva62@gmail.com / text 210-812-6522. Thank you, JJ 1980 reunion committee. 

7th Annual Kosher BBQ in San Antonio!

 

Join us Sunday, November 10th, 11am, spend Veterans' Day Weekend at Congregation Agudas Achim in San Antonio, 16550 Huebner. Don't miss your chance to enjoy all you can eat, while supplies last, Kosher BBQ! Learn what makes 20 grill teams vie to be judged the Best by Culinary Institute students! Come and enjoy smoked Brisket, Chicken, Salmon & Beans. Food, Music, Contests, Games, Prizes - all to benefit Morgan's Wonderland & the Congregation Agudas Achim community's good works, For More Information Contact: Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham, Phone: 210-479-0307, Email: rabbi.abraham@agudas-achim.org For more information & tickets, visit online www.txkosherbbq.com

 

GrillsGiving: A Celebration of Meat & Music Benefiting the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP)  

GrillsGiving takes place at Mission County Park November 23, where guests will enjoy a festival-like atmosphere, including a competitive BBQ cook-off, live music and kid activities! The San Antonio River and Mission County Park are the perfect backdrop to host this family friendly event. Musical entertainment featuring Micky & the Motorcars, Smoke Wagon and Volcán! Net proceeds from GrillsGiving benefit the REAP (Residential Energy Assistance Partnership) fund. REAP was established in 2002 through a partnership between CPS Energy, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio. The program provides financial assistance to help the elderly, medically dependent and low-income families with young children with their utility bill. CPS Energy commits up to $1 million annually toward REAP, which provides direct customer assistance. Mission County Park 6030 Padre Drive. 12-6PM $10.00- 150.00

National Runaway Safeline 

The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you or someone you know is ready to return home and is between the ages of 12-21, the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound, can help. The Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian or to another safe living arrangement, through a free bus ticket home. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY dot ORG. 

 

Trees for the Future  

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has planted over 155 million trees around the world through the support of individuals like you. Together, we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes, and revitalize the earth. Join Trees for the Future in planting trees that end hunger, poverty, and deforestation. Find out more by visiting trees dot org slash radio. That’s T R E E S dot O R G slash Radio. 

About LiftFund  

Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund is a non-profit financial and business support organization that helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. LiftFund has one of the nation’s largest microlender portfolio and is committed to providing capital to entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources. Since its inception, LiftFund has made over 20,000 loans totaling more than $280 million. LiftFund operates in 13 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about LiftFund visit www.liftfund.com. 

CHILD ABUSE  

A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds. How can we heal the children who are hurt? How can we prevent abuse from happening? Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services has the answers. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org]. You can stop child abuse. 

 FOSTER CARE  

Growing up in foster care can have lifelong effects. Almost half of girls in foster care become pregnant by 19, and more than half of our prison population has spent time in foster care. Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is improving the odds for kids who have been neglected or abused. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org]. 

FAMILY COUNSELING FOR FREE  

If your family is struggling with stress, you are not alone. Help is available at no cost from Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. Our counselors are compassionate and professional. They help parents and children set goals, learn healthy habits, and stay together. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org] to learn about family counseling with Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. That's 800.888.1904 or pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org].

 Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace  

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization, NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Offering training and mentoring, NTI has successfully guided thousands of individuals with disabilities in work at home roles with Fortune 500 organizations nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912, that’s 877-248-8912 to learn more or Visit N-T-I-Central-dot-org-slash-apply for a work at home position today. 

 

 Foundation Fighting Blindness  

Imagine what it’s like to be active your whole life and then find out you’re going blind, and you have age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Sight is precious, but there are treatments for some forms of AMD are available, and research for additional treatments is underway. Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS (1 800 254-6363) for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website fightblindness.org, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!

 American Humane  

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100” to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The Kindness100.org website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world. 

U.S. Air Force Offers More  

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a job of your choice and train you in a high-tech skill. We’ll pay you a great salary, and if your Air Force job requires certification or licensure, we’ll help you earn that, too. You may even qualify for an enlistment bonus. When you join the Air Force, you don’t lose your personal identity. In fact, your personal and financial independence will continue to grow, and you’ll gain a sense of pride knowing you’re serving your country. To get a jump-start on an exciting career, Call SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email meagan.roberts@us.af.mil details at: www.airforce.com/apply-now 

Be a part of America's Defense The Air Force Reserve  

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America's defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to http://afreserve.com or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve. 

Native American Rights Fund Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association  

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at www.ndswm.org

SApets.com Reuniting lost pets  

SApets.com just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio. If your pet is lost then come to www.SApets.com and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at SApets.com upload a photo and description of your lost pet and then click over to the Found page to see if someone has already found your pet. SApets.com also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to SApets.com is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to SApets.com are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. SApets.com is a software database project designed and maintained by Jay Pennington which just celebrated 11 years of helping San Antonio's lost pets get back home resulting in fewer pets being put down in the shelters. For Details log-on to www.sapets.com or e-mail Jay@Jay-Pennington.com 

Sarcoma Foundation of America “Sarcoma is Cancer”  

Odds are you’ve never heard that word before. For the 40 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day, it is a life changing word because (short pause) sarcoma is cancer. Through awareness, advocacy, and research, the Sarcoma Foundation of America is bringing hope to families whose lives have been turned upside-down by a cancer they had never heard of until the diagnosis. Please join us in the fight to find the cure for sarcoma. For more information on the work of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, go to cure sarcoma (dot) org. 

 CHILD’S LIFE - BECOME A FOSTER PARENT  

Did you know, there are nearly 30,000 children in Texas’ foster care system? For more than 70 years, BCFS Health and Human Services has built loving families through foster care and adoption. As a foster parent through BCFS-San Antonio, you can make a REAL DIFFERENCE in the life of a child who needs your love and compassion .Foster parents receive a monthly stipend to care for each child, AND foster parents receive 24/7 support from BCFS. Visit FosterCareSanAntonio.com – that’s FosterCareSanAntonio.com – to see how YOU can make a difference in the life of a child TODAY! 

Save Newborns Now  

The most dangerous day for a baby is the first day of life. Babies born in poverty zones are dying from infections…pneumonia…malnutrition. But they don’t have to die. For nearly 60 years, Project HOPE has been working around the world. Training local healthcare workers. Delivering medicines and medical supplies. Giving newborns the healthy start they need to survive and thrive. Make sure her first day of life is not her last. To volunteer or learn more about Project HOPE, visit projecthope.org 

 

 

PLANT TREES CHANGE LIVES  

What will the next 50 years look like?? … With a growing population and warming planet… the future is uncertain. But there’s a simple, sustainable solution to feeding communities and saving our planet… sponsored by Trees for the Future… They’re working with thousands of smallholder farmers to revitalize lands… increase crop production and incomes… and offset carbon emissions...Sound too good to be true? See for yourself how trees change lives… at Trees - dot - org - slash - radio to learn more… 

SONGS FOR SOUND 

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the US? About 48 million adults experience some degree of hearing loss, in part due to loud noises. Consistent exposure to moderately loud sounds, as well as exposure to a single loud sound, can cause irreversible damage. Walk away from noisy places, turn down the sound when using ear buds, wear ear plugs to block the noise if your job exposes you to loud sounds and eat a healthy diet to provide your inner ears with nutrients. This has been a message from Songs for Sound, United Healthcare and this station. For more information visit songsforsound.org. 

22nd GODSTOCK OF SAN ANTONIO 2019 

Godstock of San Antonio is the largest Free Christian Music Festival. Celebrating our 22nd annual. NOVEMBER 1 FRIDAY: GATES WILL OPEN AT 6:00 – 10.00, NOVEMBER 2 SATUR DAY: GATES WILL OPEN AT 4:00 – 10:00 at Wonderland of the Americas, I-H 10 West and Loop 410, 4255 Fredericksburg Rd, Balcones, Heights, 78201. This event services the community at large we offer this free event to bring awareness of our Local services meanwhile unifying the faith base of all denominations. Come and visit with our partners, SAPD victims unit and domestic violence, Bexar County Collaborative dept., NAMI (National Alliance Mental Institute, Family Life Services, and more. Join us as we come together to celebrate unity through our faith. This will be two full days of Music for your soul with 12 bands with rock, rap contemporary, or some Latin flavor, plus 3 Dance Team companies. This is the one time where all denominations will come together as one. Food Trucks and other Vendors will be available with mouthwatering foods. No outside food is permitted. Each band playing will have their materials to sell: CD’s Tee shirts, etc. This event is Free Admission and Free Parking. More details on our website at www.GodstockSA.org or contact Diane at 210-818-4508 

 

 

   

 

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