Christmas Store

The CAM Christmas Store provides an emergency, free shopping experience. More than 800 children will have an incredible Christmas despite the fact their families are facing a serious financial crisis. Join us in sharing the joy of the season and making a difference in the lives of San Antonio families by donating new toys or hosting a toy drive at your home, work, or church. We need gifts for all ages (0 – 17 years) – infants to teenagers, boys & girls. All toy donations need to be new. To sign up click here.

Christmas Store Toy Wish List

CAM is looking for people to donate new toys for boys and girls ages 0-17. Please don’t forget about the teenagers! We’re shakin’ things up a bit this year. CAM created a registry on Amazon (click here)! Now you can purchase toys for our wonderful families from the ease and comfort of your home or office. The toys will be delivered directly to CAM! Drop-off new toys and gifts at our Downtown location, 110 McCullough Ave., on or before: Monday, December 10th!
**If you use Amazon Smile, part of the proceeds from your purchase come back to CAM!

CAM Tours

Join us for lunch followed by a tour of the Historic Dulling House and CAM’s client services. You’ll be sure to learn what CAM does on a daily basis and see where you can help our ministry! Check out our Facebook page for more info and to RSVP.  If you have any questions contact Sarah Kory.

December 17, 2018
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February 15 :: Friday
March 15 :: Friday
April 15 :: Monday
May 15 :: Wednesday
June 17 :: Monday
July 15 :: Monday
August 15 :: Thursday
September 16 :: Monday
December 16 :: Monday

 

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

CAM

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 50,000 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.