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The Taste of Education 2018 Recap

6/13/18

On Sunday, May 20, SA YES, the largest distributor of school supplies in South Texas, hosted its annual Taste of Education Dinner at The Club at Sonterra. The night featured savory creations and wine hosted by Spectrum Reach. A silent and live auction followed along with an award ceremony to honor the generosity of four SA YES supporters.

A Hole-In-One Weekend for San Antonio Kids

5/23/18

At SA YES, we like to have fun for a cause. Last week, we hosted our annual Taste of Education Dinner and Golf Classic at The Club at Sonterra. These events help further our mission of providing school supplies to local Title 1 elementary students.

The Taste of Education Dinner was a Sunday night filled with savory creations and wine pairings by True Flavors as well as silent and live auctions. All monies raised from the event contribute providing students with the basic school supplies they need to start the year off right – confident and motivated. During the event, the 2018 Breakie Legacy Award, a recognition which began in 2016, was presented to community leaders and organizations who have significantly impacted SA YES, by helping raise $250,000-$350,000 annually.

This years’ recipients included:

  • Cox Media represented by Mary Rogers and Lena Rodriguez

    • Mary has served as a SA YES Board member and volunteer and Lena has volunteered with SA YES for more than 19 years.

  • iHeart Media represented by Briana Malik and Matt Martin

    • For over 15 years, iHeart’s partnership has been instrumental to the success of SA YES through cash and in-kind sponsorship of fundraising events.

  • Target represented by Mark Belair

    • Target has supported SA YES for more than 15 years through help with fundraising events and providing volunteers.

  • Roger Martin

    • Roger has been instrumental in his efforts to secure funds, sponsors and volunteers for SA YES and the community of San Antonio.

The event was followed by our annual Golf Classic. Participants took to the green to play a round of golf in an effort to raise additional funds for SA YES. The Golf Classic was a success for the 21st year in a row!

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters who participated in the weekend’s events! It’s through the continuous support from our generous community that we are able to further our mission and impact the lives of students in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

SA YES Gets a New Digital and PR Agency

5/10/18

We are excited to announce a new working relationship with Noisy Trumpet, a local digital and public relations agency. The Noisy Trumpet team will help refresh and maintain our website and social media accounts and provide assistance for our public relations needs for our key fundraising events including the Annual Golf Classic and Taste of Education Dinner.

As a non-profit, we are thrilled to work with an agency with experience in helping nonprofits engage with their communities. Our Back to Basics Project is important to prepare the students we support with the basic school supplies they need to start the year off right. Our new partnership with the Noisy Trumpet team is set out to establish a closer and more connected relationship with the local school districts, elementary schools, and, most importantly, the students we support.

Together, we look forward to each new school year and to providing local elementary students with the tools they need to succeed.

SA YES and SAPD visits Boys & Girls Club

9/1/2016

SA YES staff and the San Antonio Police Department visited Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, Eastside Clubhouse to distribute free school supplies. This community support empowers Club members to focus on their Academic Success – one of BGCSA’s priority outcomes – and gives them the tools necessary to start the school year with essentials such as colored pencils, crayons, notebook paper, eraser, glue stick, folder, pencils, notebook paper, spiral notebook, a ruler, ballpoint pens and a box of tissues. SA YES and the SAPD gave a school supply kit to each Club member.

 

Click the picture on the left to view a clip!

2016 School Supply Distribution in the Media

9/6/2016

Thank you to all of our media partners for your support during the first week of school and our school supply distribution.

To check out some clips, click the pictures below!

THANK YOU TO ALL!

9/2/2016

Whew! What an amazing outpour of support during the first week of school.  Each year, we at SA YES, along with our Board members and numerous volunteers, pack, unpack, dress up and distribute supplies over all the city of San Antonio to elementary schools. 

At the start of the week, we were set to distribute to 37 elementary schools within four school districts and by the end of the week, we were able to provide 40 elementary schools with free school supplies for 23,000 students.

I would like to thank all of our donors and sponsors from our annual SA YES Golf Classic and Taste of Education for making this possible for us. I would like to give special recognition to Thomas J Henry, The Henry Family, Methodist Healthcare, Santikos Entertainment and Schlitterbahn Waterparks for helping sponsor the school supply kits.

All of this success would not be possible without all of the companies and organizations that sent their employees to help, including but not limited to, Quarter Moon Productions, Accenture, The Watermark Group, NuStar Energy, Marathon Oil, Robert Half, H-E-B, Target (San Pedro), The Bank of San Antonio, US Navy, Career Point College, Macy’s (La Cantera) and The PM Group.

Again, thank you to everyone involved, we appreciate you!

P.s. For more information about this program or how to get involved, contact me at (210) 298-8800.

-Danielle Gunter

Accenture’s Chace Morris Awards SA YES

8/25/2016

SA YES is proud to be the recipient of Accenture’s US Corporate Citizenship Volunteer Award which acknowledges the valuable work that Accenture volunteers do with non-profit partners to improve the way the world works and lives. We are very thankful for our partnership with Chace Morris and the impact he had made on SA YES and our community. Thank you Chace!

 

Annual Saturday Night “Fun-Raiser”  

4/20/2016

Thank you so much to The PM Group and The Wood Agency for all of your support! We are so grateful to have been a part of the Annual Saturday Night Fun-Raiser this past February & we look forward to continuing this partnership.

SA YES is proud to partner with Maya’s Corner & My Kid’s Polo

4/6/2016

SA YES is excited to announce our recent partnership with Maya’s Corner and My Kid’s Polo to help distribute school uniforms to San Antonio students in need.  Starting in August 2016, SA YES will partner with Edgewood ISD middle schools to help distribute over 500 school uniforms to students at selected schools.

My Kid’s Polo was founded with the belief that all kiddos should have the chance to wear clothes that reflect who they are, reflect their individuality.  For every icon shirt that is bought, one shirt will be donated to at-risk youth in San Antonio.  This movement is known as #icons4icons

Maya’s Corner was founded in 2011 to raise awareness and funds for causes close to the heart of founder, Maya Henry. The organization has worked with numerous groups over the years to positively impact the lives of children, families, and animals.  Maya’s Corner has been involved with school supply distribution with SA YES. 

We will continue to update our social media with more exciting news as we increase this opportunity to additional schools.

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Maya Henry Chooses SA YES

3/8/2016

Recently SA YES received a little limelight when Maya Henry, daughter of Azteca and Thomas J. Henry, celebrated her Quinceañera in February. Besides what some have called the “best party San Antonio has ever seen” there was a philanthropic effort present as well.  

SA YES was selected as one of two charities that Maya Henry asked that donations be made to in lieu of gifts for her special birthday celebration.  In just a few short weeks, $5,000 in donations were made by party guests in Maya’s name to support the efforts of SA YES. 

Maya and the entire Henry family are strong supporters of SA YES. In 2015, Azteca and Thomas J. Henry sponsored two of the organization’s biggest fundraisers; the SA YES Golf Classic and the SA YES Taste of Education Dinner. In August, Maya and her mother helped the organization distribute school supplies to at-risk children throughout the San Antonio area.

 We are incredibility grateful for her support and thinking of us.

Check out SA YES featured in the following websites thanks to Miss Henry.

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