June 2019
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 Mary Anne Weidner, MHA
 
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Immediate Past President
Roxanna Rose, MHA, FACHE

 
Secretary
Charlotte Hildebrand
 
 
 
Leadership and Professional Development
Philanthroypy and Community Relations

We have had a fantastic first half of 2019!  With the help of so many of our members, and their families and friends, we have successfully come together to help four local organizations in our community.  In January, we helped the Animal Defense League of Texas. Over 30 volunteers cleaned the grounds, repaired and cleaned animal shelters, and helped to beautify the home to so many animals seeking permanent homes.  This organization aids in the health and wellbeing of our community by sheltering, feeding, and providing medical aid to animals in need. To learn more about this organization and the great works it does, please visit https://adltexas.org/.

In February, despite an odd cold spell complete with sleet and rain, several members came together to raise money for and complete the Kinetic Kids 5K walk/run/roll event.  This is the second year we have volunteered for this event, and we more than doubled our participation!  The Kinetic Kids is a local organization that assists children with special needs by enabling them to participate in adaptive sports and recreational programs. To learn more about this organization and the amazing works they do to improve the health and welfare of our community, please visit http://www.kinetickidstx.org/.

In April, many student members came together, as well as a few full members, to help THRIVE successfully host their first annual See One/Help One homeless youth street outreach event.  With our help, 103 individuals registered for services, including 35 individuals who identified as LGBTQIA+.  This event really solidified the power of philanthropy for me.  After we set up the tables and chairs, we mostly directed people to tables and awaited further needs for all attendees. A lot of time was spent standing around waiting for the next need, which can seem meaningless; however, the next day, our THRIVE contact shared with me the story about how one of the staff members encountered a female that had been battered and sexually assaulted, and because of the combined efforts of various organizations, she was able to immediately be registered for services, received a rapid HIV test, and speak with a rape crisis counselor.  Helping even just this one person in our community start down the path of recovery is worth all the hours in a day.  To learn more about this organization and its mission to improve the health of our youth, please visit https://www.thriveyouthcenter.com/.

In May, several of our members linked up with the San Antonio Food Bank to sort, organize, and pack food for those in our community that are in need. There is a reason we have partnered with this organization for over four years in a row: the immediate impact the food bank has on the health of our community is tangible.  We look forward to working with them again. To learn more about this organization, please visithttps://safoodbank.org/

The second half of 2019 will continue to see our members bettering their community through selfless service.  We are partnering with The Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and Elf Louise, to name a few.  Please visit our Eventbrite page to register for one of our volunteer events today!  I look forward to seeing you there

 

Kimberly Tansey, DPT, FACHE

Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations

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