SAJF IS EXCITED TO ANNOUCE THE SELECTION OF OUR

2020-2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS!

SAJF IS PROUD TO HAVE AWARDED OVER $1,403,320.49 IN GRANTS TO WORTHY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SAN ANTONIO AREA SINCE 1961.

WE ARE PLEASED TO AWARD $19,986.49 IN GRANTS TO 14 WORTHY NONPROFITS!

This year, SAJF received requests from 57 nonprofits with requests totalling $128,058.93!

We regret that we were unable to fund all requests. 

We encourage all nonprofits to continue to follow SAJF as we take requests for service to our community and nonprofit wish list items during the year.

The following organizations were chosen for funding in 2020-2021:

disABILITYsa - "ClearCom Mask Project" - $1,500.00

Girls Incorporated of San Antonio - "Girl Pad Grab & Go" - $1,050.00

Guardian House - "Re-engergizing our Safe Space" - $1,303.80

Habitat for Humanity - "Build for Better" - $1,095.00

Hearts Need Art - "Univeristy Art Kits" - $2,500.00

Magdalena Ministries - "Illuminating the Neighborhood" - $1,139.97

National Society to Prevent Blindness - "Star Pupils Vision and Training Program" - $800.00

Respite Care of San Antonio - " Safety First for Abused Children with Special Needs" - $1,369.81

  Roy Maas Youth Alternatives - "Mix It Up and Keep it Hot" - $1,2500

Restore Education - "Passport to College Program" - $1,250.00

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired - "Tactile Graphic Lending Library for Blind Children" - $1,497.00

Sleep in Heavenly Peace TX - San Antonio Chapter - "No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town" - $2,500.00

St. Peter St Joseph Children's Home - "Luggage for Healing" - $900.00

The Ecumenical Center - "Prevention of Suicide Program for Southside ISD" - $2,427.90

              


  

                 

It's the start of a new club year! Now is the perfect time to invite your friends and acquaintances to check out San Antonio Junior Forum. Consider all the reasons you are part of SAJF and share that passion with others! San Antonio Junior Forum is unlike any other Women's organization in that we don't support just one single cause, we reach out in many ways to make an impact in our community!

Join us at one of our monthly meetings to learn more!  

How Giving to Others Makes You Healthier and Happier

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of helping others and find tips on getting started.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. 

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Contact Sharon Smith at Membership@sajuniorforum.org for information on our next Meet & Greet
 

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Upcoming Events:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in person volunteer opportunities are temporarily suspended.  SAJF will however, continue to complete specific project requests for the following non-profits in San Antonio this year: 

.  Samaritans Purse International Disaster Relief (www.samaritanspurse.org)

,  SAMMinistries (www.samm.org)

,   VetStrong (www.vet-strong.org)

,   Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio, Inc.(www.rmhcsanantonio.org)

In September & October, members are asked to participate in "Operation Christmas Child".  Members will fill shoe boxes with persoanl care items, clothing and accessories, crafts or activities, toys and a personal note for girls and boys aged 10-14 years to be distributed to children in need around the world by Samaritan's Purse

In November & December, members are asked to donate to "Recipe-In-A-Pot".  Members will submit their favorite one pot dish recipe and provide all the non-perishable materials a family would need to prepare that meal including the pot and serving utencils!  Gifts cards are included to cover the costs of perishable items.  Packages are distributed to those in need by SAMMinistries.

 

                          

San Antonio Junior Forum

P.O. Box 781152
San Antonio, Texas 78278
Phone: 210-545-2187

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