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Mattress Firm Foster Kids clothing drive

Tuesday, May 3, 10 a.m. - Tuesday, May 31, 8 p.m.

Mattress Firm is kicking off May’s National Foster Care Month in a big way with the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Clothing Drive in your community. The clothing drive, which begins May 2, is the third of six annual drives, and benefits local nonprofit foster care partners, to St. PJ’s Children’s Home and Child Advocates San Antonio. Through Sunday, June 26, all 41 Mattress Firm stores in San Antonio will accept new clothing items and monetary donations to help provide foster youth with the essential items they need to adjust to a new home and succeed in a new environment. The donations will be distributed to Children’s Hope Alliance and Thompson Child and Family Focus at the end of the drive.

Location: 255 E Basse Road, San Antonio
Sponsored By: Mattress Firm

11th Annual HerbDay

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) will celebrate the 11th annual HerbDay with a variety of herbal educational activities, including presentations from local and national herbal experts. The HerbDay event occurs at ABC’s headquarters at the historic Case Mill Homestead, 6200 Manor Road in East Austin, from 10 am until 4 pm. It is free and open to the public. In addition to the herb walks and herb talk, participants will have plenty of time to explore ABC’s medicinal and culinary herb gardens on their own. Plants, books, refreshments, and membership information will be available in addition to free sample issues of ABC’s acclaimed, full-color, quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal, HerbalGram, and other educational literature.

Location: 6200 Manor Road , Austin, TX
Sponsored By: American Botanical Council

8th Annual Community Health and Resource Fair

Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The San Antonio State Hospital is partnering with the Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital in hosting their 8th Annual Community Health and Resource Fair Thursday, May 12, 2016. The goal of the Fair is to provide people with information regarding mental health disorders as well as host representatives from local community resources that provide services to individuals living with a mental health condition and their families. We have invited over 60 agencies to participate. Here is a list of some invited Agencies: Alamo WorkSource Baptist Healthcare- Mobile Healthcare Screening Unit Bexar County- Dept of Community Resources Catholic Charities – Crisis Services Center for Healthcare Services DARS Department of Family and Protective Services Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Disability Rights Texas Fair Housing Council of South Texas Family Endeavors Food Bank Goodwill Industries Our House Palmer Drug Abuse Program Prosumers San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse San Antonio Housing Authority San Antonio Independent School District – Special Education Services And more! Free Resource Directories of agencies in attendance will be provided to attendees RSVP is requested to Stephanie Weimer at 210-531-8004 to assure adequate refreshments.

Location: 6711 S New Braunfels, San Antonio, TX
Sponsored By: San Antonio State Hospital

Blessing of the Bikes 2

Saturday, May 14, 8 - 9:30 a.m.

2nd Annual Motorcycle Blessing, Attention all BIKERS, please come have your bikes Blessed by motorcycle enthusiast, Pastor Lupina Stewart, Don't Miss It.

Location: 3703 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio TX
Sponsored By: Northern Hills United Methodist Church

Motherhood: A Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon

Tuesday, May 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

San Antonio Can High School, a nonprofit dropout recovery charter high school serving youth in need, will celebrate Judy Cavender for her outstanding contributions to the community at their 13th annual San Antonio Motherhood: Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon on May 24th at 11 a.m. at San Antonio Country Club. The luncheon recognizes women who are dedicated community leaders who volunteer and give back to the community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the students of San Antonio Can High School, a campus of Texans Can Academies. The San Antonio Motherhood Luncheon began in 2004 as a tribute to active community volunteers who are also mothers. The proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit the students of San Antonio Can High School who often require support beyond the classroom. Texans Can Academies believe helping these students earn their high school diplomas is critical to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy.

Location: 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209
Sponsored By: Texans Can Academies