West Side Community Center Ensures More Than 250 Youth are Ready for School


Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam), in partnership with local churches, individuals, businesses, and organizations, will provide comprehensive school supplies to students attending schools in SAISD. Supplies will be distributed to families on Friday, August 3rd, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the West Side Campus (1600 Saltillo St., San Antonio, TX 78207).

These supplies will enable more than 250 at-risk youth in grades 1st – 12th to begin the 2018 – 2019 school year with the supplies they need to be fully engaged and successful in the classroom. For the last month, drives to collect supplies have been conducted throughout the greater San Antonio community in businesses and organizations such as St. David’s Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Southwest Airlines, SAWS, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

“Any family with school-aged children knows how costly it can be to purchase school supplies. We want to make sure that is not a barrier for any of our youth as they begin a new school year ready to learn. We are so thankful for the community of support that helps us send our youth back to school with the supplies they need to be successful,” states Jennifer Cook, Director of Program Operations at Good Sam.

Donations are still being accepted for the 2018 School Supply Drive to help purchase backpacks for students to use throughout the year. Donations may be made online by visiting donate.goodsamtx.org with “School Supplies” in the comments section of the form.
For additional information and questions, please contact Emily V. Kittrell, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, at 210-434-5531 ext. 2010 or emily.kittrell@goodsamtx.org.