Soles4Souls

Every year, CAM hosts an annual Soles4Souls Shoe Drive to benefit those in need of shoes. There are 46.5 million people living in poverty right here in the United States; 16.1 million of these are children. Many without a simple pair of shoes to keep their feet safe and warm. CAM helps people living in poverty gain new dignity, courage and hope. When you donate your new or gently used shoes, you’re helping people get back on their feet….literally! This annual drive is a chance for churches, businesses, individuals, family, friends, co-workers, any and ALL, to come together to collect new or gently used shoes for men, women and children. CAM passes out shoes all year long, but we’ve allocated February and March as specific months for our supporters to collect shoes for our clients during the Soles4Souls Shoe Drive. For more information on how to donate, contact Sarah Sutton atskory@cam-sa.org.

2023 San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame

🎉Congratulations to our CAM President/CEO for being selected as part of the 2023 San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame for Innovation in her work to help marginalized and vulnerable people for over 20 years in San Antonio. This program started back in 1984 to recognize the women who have helped shaped the great state of Texas. Dawn is in great company and will be inducted as part of an event on March 4, 2023. Great Job!

What Love Does

CAM's Corner

How many of you have family members, close friends you consider family, co-workers, etc. that you feel are in “your corner”? You know what we mean. When someone says, “I’m in your corner”, it means they have your back – they support you no matter what – they love you – they’ll fight for you. That’s exactly what we had in mind with our CAM’s Corner campaign! We want to encourage others to be in CAM’s Corner because essentially it means you support the people we serve on a daily basis. The premise is that you may not be able to give “big”, but “small” gifts make BIG impacts. We put some of these words in quotations because they’re subjective. What may be big or small for one person may be the complete opposite for someone else. We encourage you to be in CAM’s Corner and become a monthly supporters. Giving $5, $10, $15, etc. monthly can make a huge difference for CAM because it will allow us to continue serving the San Antonio community on a daily basis. Click here to donate today and become one of our monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly supporters! If you have questions about our CAM’s Corner campaign, contact Sarah at skory@cam-sa.org today. Click here to access our CAM’s Corner flyer to share with your network!

Prayer Requests

To our clients with a prayer request, please click here to fill out whatever prayer request you may have. We will read everyone’s requests and if you’d like someone from our prayer team to pray for you over the phone, we will surely do so. God bless. Solicitudes de oración en español, haga clic aquí.

February Needs

  • Monetary donations
  • DT Campus: Monetary Donations • Volunteers • Men’s Jeans • Men’s Tennis Shoes • Men’s Boots • Men’s Underwear • Belts
  • NW Campus: Women’s Socks • Full Size Hygiene Items • Cereal

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!

General Contact

Sarah Suttonskory@cam-sa.org

Volunteer Contact

Mary Hendersonmhenderson@cam-sa.org

How to Donate Items

  • Monday-Thursday between 8am – 3pm for curb-side service, otherwise use the donation bin that’s available for drop-offs 24/7
  • Items We Take: women’s, men’s, infant, toddler, child-sized clothing and shoes, hygiene items, adult backpacks, women’s gently used or new bras, men’s and women’s belts, diapers, formula
  • Items We Don’t Take: furniture, mattresses, medical equipment
  • Reminder: please sort and label ALL donations by size and gender so we can get the necessary items into the hands of those that need it most in a timely fashion

If you’re interested in donating items to CAM, please drop off items to our downtown campus at 110 McCullough Avenue. Drive back to our ‘CAMpassion Warehouse’ where we provide you with a safe, contactless curb-side service. Once you pull up to the warehouse, you’ll see a flag and sign stating to call a number where one of our staff will come out and meet you in full PPE to retrieve your donations. You don’t even need to get out of your car! Please remember to sort and label all of your donations.

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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.

Walmart Registry

CAM has a new Walmart Registry! We understand some may not be able to shop or donate items in person due to work, school, other daily commitments, but they still want to help and serve. This offers an easy way to purchase the specific items CAM needs from the ease of your phone or computer. Items will be delivered directly to CAM’s downtown campus. Click here to purchase items from our new Walmart Registry! For questions, contact Sarah at skory@cam-sa.org.

Did You Know...?

Did you know CAM’s downtown campus is located on the campus of Grace Lutheran Church? It is! And in fact, Grace Lutheran Church is one of the founding churches of CAM; without them, CAM would have never been born. It is not possible to have one without the other. CAM’s existence was due to Grace Lutheran Church’s commitment to the ministry and CAM’s mission and vision for the city of San Antonio. We’re so incredibly grateful for the gift they provide CAM everyday by allowing us to utilize their buildings to operate out of. Grace Lutheran Church, we love you! Visit them on Facebook!

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.