Share Your Harvest with CAM

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Help us during our Share Your Harvest Food Drive as we collect Thanksgiving food items for our clients in need. Often times the families we help won’t be able to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal and furthermore are simply hungry for food in general.  Through the generous donation of individuals, churches, and work place offices the special Thanksgiving items will be a gift and surprise for families that come to CAM seeking food. Click here for a list of items we’d like to collect. Questions about our Share Your Harvest program? Contact Sarah Kory at skory@cam-sa.org.

Tis the Season to be Jolly!

The CAM Christmas Store provides an emergency, free shopping experience for those less fortunate in San Antonio facing a severe crisis. More than 1,500 children will have an incredible Christmas this year despite the fact their families are facing a serious financial crisis. Parents are able to select gifts, books, stuffed animals, socks, gloves and other goodies that their children will like. Join us in sharing the joy of the season and making a difference in the lives of San Antonio families by donating new toys and/or hosting a toy drive at your home, work, or church. Wish lists at Amazon and Target. Questions about our Christmas Store? Contact Sarah Kory at skory@cam-sa.org.

Big Give - Thank YOU!

WOW! We’re over-the-moon thrilled that all of our donors and supporters helped us, not only reach but, exceed our Big Give SA goal of $25,000 this year! YOU helped us raise $29,000 this year during the Big Give SA and we could not be more grateful. Your dollars go directly back to those we serve on a daily basis with safety net needs, such as food, clothing, financial assistance, spiritual support, IDs, birth certificates, and SO much more! CAM relies heavily on the support of our donors and volunteers, so we truly want to thank each and every one of you for continued generosity. May God bless you all immensely!

October Needs

  • Monetary donations
  • DT Campus: Mens Clothes (3X & 4X), Women’s Underwear (size 5-6), Kids Shoes (all sizes)
  • NW Campus: Blankets, Full Size Hygiene Items, Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Casual Shoes (all sizes)

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!

How to Donate Items

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 newly labeled ‘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.

  • 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

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 call you back, we will surely do so. God bless. Solicitudes de oración en español, haga clic aquí.

Daniel Needs You

Recently, CAM had a major occurrence with one of its clients. This isn’t your normal, one-of-the-mill story. This is deep and makes us question our health care systems and mental health care systems and the processes in place to help those in need. For safety and privacy purposes, we’re calling our client Daniel. Daniel is a child of God who’s world has been turned upside down. We ask you to join a movement of hope and light. There will be other ‘Daniels’ out there who may not have access to places like CAM or Haven for Hope. So the Daniels of the world need us. They need you. Please read this story and share with your tribe of people. CAM wants to advocate for Daniel and we ask that you help us spread the word. Click here for Daniel’s full story.

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.

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.