MCNAY ART MUSEUM
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 26
DOORS: 6:30, SHOW: 8:00
Since 1933 the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired has made a difference in the lives of San Antonians who are blind or visually impaired. The Lighthouse programs have offered a path to independence for many who have lost their eyesight. The Lighthouse comprehensive rehabilitation and employment programs teach critical, daily living skills and work to fight the 70 percent unemployment rate among people who are blind or visually impaired.
The Lighthouse is an icon for training, employing and educating both the blind and visually impaired, in addition to being a leader in manufacturing for the military and government agencies. Through its programs and services as well as employment in its manufacturing assembly plant and retail military stores, the Lighthouse is able to realize its mission of empowering the blind and visually impaired. The Programs and Services provides vocational and independent living rehabilitation services that increase the independence of individuals who are blind or low vision from birth on upwards and in 2018 provided over 12,000 services to 5,000+ San Antonians who are blind/low vision.
The mission of Autism Community Network is to maximize the potential for children with autism by providing early diagnosis for those with limited access and educating and empowering the community to support them.
The San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing millions of pounds of food to more than 500 charitable organizations in Southwest Texas serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food Bank provides numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security. For more information about the San Antonio Food Bank, visit our website at www.safoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/safoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/safoodbank.
Morgan’s Wonderland is a 25-acre non-profit theme park in San Antonio, Texas for guests of all ages and abilities. The ultra-accessible™ park, which opened in 2010, strives to provide an atmosphere of inclusion for those with and without disabilities, encouraging everyone to gain a greater understanding of one another through the element of inclusive play. Morgan’s Wonderland is the first theme park of its kind in the world, and has welcomed guests from all 50 states and more than 73 countries. Completely wheelchair-accessible, the park features more than 25 elements and attractions including rides, playgrounds, gardens, and an eight-acre catch-and-release fishing lake. In 2017, the award-winning park debuted Morgan’s Inspiration island splash park, named by TIME Magazine to its list of World’s Greatest Places. Admission for guests with special needs is free; and admission fees for accompanying family members, friends, caregivers and the general public are nominal. For more information visit www.MorgansWonderland.com
Powered by more than 5,500 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas serves nearly 15,000 girls in its 21-county jurisdiction. Girl Scouting helps girls in grades K–12 practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace new like a risk-taker and show empathy like a leader. Volunteers are needed to prepare girls to practice a lifetime of leadership because we know that girls built of courage, confidence and character make the world a better place. Join. Volunteer. Change the world. For more information, visit girlscouts-swtx.org.
The mission of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is to recruit, train, and supervise court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes.
Children come into State care not by their own fault but because of the acts and/or negligence of their parents and caregivers. Through our community volunteers, we provide critical advocacy and services to these vulnerable, at-risk youth, ensuring that their needs and best interests are addressed. No other agency provides this unique, critical service in Bexar County. For more information, visit https://www.casa-satx.org/
Rolling Inspiration is dedicated to helping all people with mobility impairments by improving their quality of life. Through fellowship and community reintegration activity programs, we share knowledge and build confidence to show those with disabilities that a meaningful, productive life is still possible.
The San Antonio River Walk Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas. The Association accomplishes this through the production of special events along the River Walk throughout the year and through the monthly publication of RIO Magazine. Charitable donations can be made to our 501©3 “Friends of the River Walk”, to help us continue our mission of promoting the River Walk and enhancing the community.
In 1951, the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas established the Good Samaritan Center on San Antonio’s West Side to combat rising infant mortality rates and address the pressing health and medical needs of the community. The Good Samaritan Center brought lifesaving vaccinations, medical care, and food assistance to children and families in need. Today, as a private 501(c)(3) not for profit, Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam), offers extensive social service programs to more than 5,500 individuals and 1,800 families in six (6) locations around South Texas. These include our Immediate Assistance and Senior Center Programs. Last year, Immediate Assistance programs like our Food Pantry served over 1,519 families in need in San Antonio. Good Sam also has the only Senior Center accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers in South Texas and served 160 seniors in South Texas last year. We are committed to quality services improving the health and quality of life of older adults including regular health screenings, nutritious meals, exercise classes, field trips, computer classes, and much more.