Even during the COVID pandemic, the Battered Women and Children's Shelter never closes its doors to those in need.  Comprehensive services, legal service, counselling and case management continued as usual.
But there was room for a little fun for the children at the shelter when staff put on a fall festival for their enjoyment.
Although due to pandemic restrictions, SAJF members were not allowed to attend the event, we provided a fun pumpkin toss game made by members to be used at the festival.
Treats for the winners were also donated and we heard that all were happy to participate!



Members were pleased to assist with "Operation Christmas Child" by filling shoe boxes with personal care items, clothing and accessories, crafts and activities and toys for young children.
Included was our very own SAJF bear that is so loved by little people and a personal note for these young girls and boys.  Boxes were distributed to children in need around the world by Sammaritan's Purse.
SAJF thanks the Raley family for their generous donation to the project.
We were able to provide 30 surprise packages for these children!



Members were excited to provide all the non-perishable items a family would need to prepare a one pot dish for a family of four.
A favorite recipe was chosen and all food items as well as cooking utencils, pot and serving utensils needed to prepare the "Recipe-in-a Pot" were donated.
All was assembled in a colorful market tote bag with our very own SAJF bear and a personal note of encouragement.
Gift cards were included to cover the cost of perishable items.
Although the meals will be consumed in one sitting, the large pan and all cooking utencils are left with the recipients for future use.
Totes were assembled in the park and delivered to SAMMinistries for distribution to their clients in need.
We provided 6 stuffed totes for distribution to those less fortunate!



Nothing like a hot meal at the end of the day to brighten the spirts!  The ladies of SAJF were happy to support the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities by improving the health and well-being of critically ill or injured children and families staying at RMH. 
Acknowledging the importance of families staying together near our leading hosptials to ensure access to health care for their children, an evening meal was donated to the Charles Katz location. 
Although COVID restrictions prevented our members from preparing the meal for residents on the premises, ladies were able to drop off large lasagnas, caesar salad kits, tea, and cookie trays for the residents to enjoy.  Brown bags of water, oranges and granola bars were provided for residents to grab on the go in the mornings enroute to hospital. 
The ladies of SAJF were able to provide a good food for 30-40 residents!  



Ladies met to prepare colorful laundry baskets of new towel sets, queen sheet sets, bath mats, shower curtains, liners and rings and pillows for families supported to be distributed by Vet Strong to disabled or homeless vetrans and their families.
The mandate of this new nonprofit is to provide home furnishings to those in need in San Antonio, but when we met with volunteer James Pobanz,  we learned that efforts to support these families are made possible not only by their individual volunteer network, but also by working together with other vetran, corporate and philanthropic organizations!
  The ladies of SAJF were  able to provide 12 stuffed baskets to Vet Strong.

  A great example of nonprofits working together in San Antonio!




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!

SAJF is unlike any other Women's organization.  We don't support just one single cause, but reach out in many ways to make an impact in our community.

  Want to be involved in funding nonprofits through grants, selecting high school students to receive scholarships, or participating in varied service projects throughout the community?  if the answer is yes, then this is the organization for you.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings or participate in one of our Service projects to learn more!  

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San Antonio Junior Forum

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

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