9:00am – 11:00am [Mon-Sat] : Serving the homeless with sack lunches  :: 10:00am-1:00pm [Mon-Thu] : Serving everyone else with specific, regular CAM services
Mondays : Homeless Hygiene Kits Distribution :: Thursdays: Homeless Clothing Distribution 

CAM and COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis happening around the world, CAM has decided to keep its doors open to serve those less fortunate in the San Antonio community. We’ve prayed hard about this, and we believe God is providing CAM with the tools needed to help those in need. We have several ways you as a client can get help, and you as a volunteer can help CAM.

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Needed Items

  • Monetary donations
  • Canned beans
  • Jars of jelly
  • Kid-friendly snacks
  • Diapers size 5-7 and baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning products

EVERYDAY NEEDED ITEMS

Click here for a list of items we are always in need of. Host a food or clothes drive with your church, workplace, in your neighborhood, or just on your own!

Back to School

This year has been rather different, wouldn’t you agree? However, CAM has vowed to continue to operate as normally as we possibly can amid the chaos. Which means we’re still moving forward with our annual Back-to-School program. If you’re interested in “adopting” a child and purchasing the necessary school supplies they’ll need for the upcoming school year, or even helping in other areas of this program by volunteering or passing out backpacks to the children, click here to sign up! The sign-up link will give you the information you need in terms of what areas to volunteer, contact information, and how many slots remain in each area of this program. For a list of supplies, click here to visit our Back to School event page. If you have questions, please email Nora Oyler or call 210-223-4099.

Amazon Registry

Please consider supporting CAM by purchasing some of our most needed items listed on our registry. This will greatly help CAM during the COVID-19 pandemic get the necessary resources in the hands that need it most. Purchase items from the safety and comfort of your home and packages will be shipped directly to CAM’s downtown campus. Click here to access CAM’s Amazon registry. If you have any questions, contact our Director of Development, Sarah Kory, at: skory@cam-sa.org.

San Antonio Area Foundation Award

CAM is pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded emergency funding from so many beloved partners and supporters in lieu of COVID-19, including the San Antonio Area Foundation. Without leading partners, donors and supporters, we wouldn’t be able to operate on a daily basis providing safety net needs for those in desperate need in this community during this pandemic.

A grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community fund jointly managed by the San Antonio Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio. The fund is comprised of nearly 30 caring businesses, donor advised funds, philanthropic foundations, and government entities including:

San Antonio Area Foundation Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Holt Family Foundation
Harvey E. Najim Texas Mutual Insurance Company
The Najim Charitable Foundation Wells Fargo
H. E. Butt Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation Houston and Caroline Harte Fund
United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County 80|20 Foundation
Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation
Mays Family Foundation Bank of San Antonio
Tobin Endowment Bexar County
Greehey Family Foundation Nationwide Foundation
NuStar Energy Gloria Galt Donor Advised Fund
City of San Antonio Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America

Huge Philanthropic Gift for CAM!


CAM is most honored to share that we were one of a handful of nonprofits awarded large financial contributions by Harvey Najim as part of a matching grant with the SAAF/Santikos and Valero. For several years now we’ve been planning, partnering with our neighbors, and developing a strategic vision for serving another 40 years that will allow us to serve more and serve better. Our donated property, gifted to the organization by Grace Lutheran Church, is an incredible location for serving those in need and for creating a convenient location for people to volunteer and donate items to implement our mission. However, we realized that we needed to be good stewards of the property and utilize the space to its maximum capacity. On September 6, 2018, Harvey Najim officially announced that he will be awarding Christian Assistance Ministry $500,000 to begin this incredible property maintenance, improvement and expansion of our existing 5,500 square foot warehouse that will include adding heat and air (something it has never had) and it will mean that we can make an incredible difference in the lives of the 50,000 working poor families and over 14,000 children in need of a hand-up in our community. Click here to access to formal press release. Join us in thanking Harvey Najim! To learn more about CAM’s vision, plans for the future and working with others along McCullough Ave click here.

Why Wheat?

The wheat logo for CAM references our commitment to sharing and caring for all of those in need by feeding them, clothing them, by providing financial assistance and by feeding their soul through grace and love. Wheat is often a symbol of life, sustainability, charity and love. Wheat is a global sustainer of life being utilized to create various forms of bread in different cultures. Historically people planted, harvested and broke bread together for the betterment of their community. Celebrating this incredible bounty by giving back was and is an important part of all cultures. Today many of us harvest in different ways and sharing our bounty with others is still incredibly important.: "When you harvest the crops on your land, do not cut all the way to the corners of your field. Don’t pick up the grain that falls on the ground. Leave it for the poor…"

Leviticus, 23:22

Just like a triage or emergency room, people come to CAM in all sort of crisis. No appointment is necessary and all are welcome.

What We Do

Our mission is to share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis. We do this in the following ways:
Service
CAM serves over 60,000 people on an annual basis with important “safety net” resources including food, clothing, financial assistance for prescriptions, utilities and ID recovery just to name a few. We strive to meet their immediate needs to avoid further crisis and then help them gain access to additional community resources. 75% of those we serve are working poor and 14,000 are children
Community
We work with over 200 volunteers in San Antonio, Texas. Want to join our community?
Grace
Every person who comes to CAM, regardless of beliefs, is considered a child of God. Help is extended to all clients through the distribution of food, clothing, financial assistance, or by referrals to other agencies, prayer and a listening ear.