Good Samaritan Community Services


H-E-B Awards $300,000 to Good Samaritan Community Services for Youth and Teen Services

SAN ANTONIO, January 10

H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions Award Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) $300,000 for Youth and Teen Services

This June, H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions awarded Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) $300,000 in support of the agency’s Youth and Teen Services. The gift will be disbursed over three years to support the learning, growth, and development of all youth and teens attending the Youth and Teen Services after school program serving the West Side neighborhood of San Antonio. The program provides rising 1st to 12th grade students with the training and resources to continue their academic success in a safe and supportive environment.
“We are grateful for H-E-B’s commitment to Good Samaritan over the decades and the work that we do on its behalf for our neighbors. H-E-B’s desire to support our City’s future leaders, innovators and business owners speaks for itself; to promote our future, we have to preserve the present by investing in our youth,” says Simon Salas, CEO of Good Sam.
For more information regarding this press release, contact Michelle Reel at (210) 837-4284 or

About Good Samaritan Community Services

Good Samaritan Community Services is a catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty. These services include an early childhood services program, a youth and teen services program, and the only nationally accredited senior center in south Texas. What began as a ministry of the Episcopal Church on the west side of San Antonio in 1951 now reaches more than 4,700 individuals and 1,800 families around South Texas.

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 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