Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio’s Home Centers will be open on Black Friday!

HabitatforHumanity_HOMECENTER SLOGAN LOGOFor the first time in 20 years the Habitat Home Centers will be open on Black Friday. Our stores have always celebrated a very long Thanksgiving break, but with a surplus of merchandise in all three stores the doors will be open Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

We don’t expect to see customers lining up at our doors at 3am, but with an abundance of great buys available we know that our customers will leave with smiles on their faces and bargains in their shopping bags.

The opportunity to give the community an avenue to purchase goods at a low cost aligns with what Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio does, ”working to help families in need and to help them build affordable homes for themselves…”

Families who would otherwise not be able to afford new furnishings or home building material can rely on the Home Centers to provide what they need without breaking the bank.

The Habitat Home Centers sell new and donated material to the public at or below retail and proceeds from those sales fund Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio home builds for local low-income families.

What a great way to give back this holiday season by not only knowing you are helping another family purchase their new simple, decent and affordable home all while saving money when shopping at the Home Centers. To learn more about Habitat’s home building program; visit www.HabitatSA.org.

When you shop in any one of the 3 local Habitat Home Centers, you will be amazed to find new dinette sets, mattresses, bedroom sets, cabinets, counter tops, flooring and more.  Donated material ranges from doors and windows to appliances and other “do it yourself” material.

In an effort to capture the attention of more customers, Habitat’s Home Centers have also launched online sales through eBay.  Purchase many of the regular inventory items without the hassle of traffic and long lines.  You can conveniently purchase your goods through PayPal and pick up your merchandise the next business day.

We are excited to extend our business an additional couple of days and offer specials to the community. We have brought in merchandise specifically for Black Friday and know that this will be a great buying opportunity for Home Center customers.

Visit any one of 3 stores between 8am and 6pm this November 28th and 29th to see what’s in stock for you.  Inventory changes frequently so shop often; shop early.






You are invited to shop at the Habitat Home Center and make their first ever Black Friday Sale a success!

South central location: 311 Probandt St. San Antonio, TX 78204

Northeast location: 5482 Walzem Rd. San Antonio, TX 78218

Northwest location: 8125 Meadow Leaf Dr. San Antonio, TX 78227

8th Annual Bilingual Diabetes Conference: Por Tu Familia

ADA_Por Tu FamiliaSaturday, Sept. 27, the American Diabetes Association will host the 8th Annual Por Tu Familia Conferencia, sponsored by H-E-B. This FREE event includes activities such as: interactive bilingual educational workshops presented by physicians, nurses and diabetes educators, health information and resources for the whole family, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations by HEB, and giveaways and prizes.

Over 29 million adults and children in the United.States.are living with diabetes and an additional 86 million have pre-diabetes. If current trends continue, one in three children will face a future with diabetes. People with diabetes can take steps to manage the disease and lower the risk of its deadly complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it. Coverage of this important event is essential in educating the San Antonio population about local programs and events, advocacy activities and research being conducted in your community. Staff will be on hand to interview in English and Spanish.

For more information about diabetes or Por Tu Familia Conferencia, call (210) 829-1765 ext. 6129, or visit diabetes.org/portufamiliasatx. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

What: American Diabetes Association 8th Annual Por Tu Familia Conferencia
When: Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:00am-2:00pm
Where: The Neighborhood Place – 3014 Rivas St., San Antonio, TX 78228

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Respite Care of San Antonio celebrating 26 years of service

respitelogofinalRespite Care of San Antonio, celebrating 26 years of service, is a locally founded and based nonprofit organization for families caring for a child with special needs.

Respite Developmental Daycare empowers parents to work while their child receives specialized care, preparing them with the tools they need to achieve success. The agency is most noted for serving the most vulnerable amongst us, children with special needs who are victims of abuse or neglect. The Davidson Respite House and Najim Family Respite Home provide safe shelter to children with special needs and their siblings who are in protective custody. The homes are notably the only shelters in Texas dedicated to children in need of specialized care. The agency also empowers families to embrace children in need of temporary foster care services.

To commemorate the unique services this entity provides, the 12th Annual Celebration of Love & Children will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm on the campus of Respite Care, located in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood. This event will honor Craig Boyan and his family, along with the partners of HEB, for their many gifts to the children of Respite Care throughout the years.

To learn more about Respite Care or to purchase sponsorship and tickets to this very special celebration, visit www.respitecaresa.org

Respite Care of San Antonio celebrates 26 years of service to families, children with special needs

respitelogofinalRespite Care of San Antonio serves families caring for children with special needs, the only agency of its kind in San Antonio providing highly individualized care in a loving, home-like environment to children with developmental disabilities and complex medical diagnoses. To celebrate 26 years of the provision of these unique services to children, Respite Care’s 26th Anniversary Luncheon will be held Thursday, November 14, 2013, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the historic Pearl Stables, located at 312 Pearl Parkway. We are pleased to welcome a special guest, John O’Leary, who will share his inspiring story of tragedy and personal triumph. We hope you will join us as we see, first hand, the incredible power of the human spirit.

Because of Respite Care, families enjoy much-needed temporary breaks from the intense care often required by these special children. The Davidson Respite House and the Najim Family Respite Home provide safe shelter to children with special needs and their siblings who are in protective custody as a result of abuse or neglect. The homes are notably the only shelters in Texas dedicated to children in need of specialized care.

To learn more about Respite Care, how you can help or to make reservations to attend this very special celebration call 210-737-1212 or visit www.respitecaresa.org.