San Antonio has over 3,000 Afghan recently arrived refugee families plus many refugees (defined as legally here and unable to return to their country of origin) from Asia and Africa (and a few from Ukraine).  A volunteer center is coordinating a backpacks filled with school supplies for refugee children event early August and needs supplies and volunteers, with a goal of 750 backpacks and volunteers signing up for 2-3 hours shifts online via Sign Up Genius.
PDG Jerry Hardy/RC San Antonio West is our Rotary contact (  Here’s the link to the Center for Refugee Services (CRS) for event information:
 The event location is in the San Antonio Medical Center area (Fredericksgburg Rd @ Wurzbach).  Cash/checks may be mailed/payable to CRS with school supplies in the memo.  Donate online at the CRS website: and find their mailing address there.