Alamo Heights President Kristen Salazar recently told 78209 Magazine, We’re putting more of a focus on doing work in the community by volunteering at least monthly.”
She said Rotary members have recently volunteered at the Texas Diaper Bank. In October, they are volunteering at volunteering at Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) to make bunk beds for children who are don't have a bed.
SHP staff told Salazar there are hundreds of kids in Bexar County who go to bed every night without beds. SHP is a group of volunteers dedicated to, building, assembling, and delivering hand-made bunk beds to children and families in need. Founded in Iowa in 2012, the organization now has over 240 chapters nationwide, including San Antonio. The Texas Diaper Bank states that one in three families don't have access to an adequate supply of diapers.
The Bank recognized this need and has been working since 2013 to change the lives of babies, children with disabilities , and seniors in the Greater San Antonio Area and 12 surrounding counties.
Salazar told 78209 Magazine, "We are looking for other non-profit agencies that need volunteer s, especially those agencies that work specifically with women and girls. There 's a focus from our current Rotary International President to do more to empower women and girls." And she added, "Service is the number one reason I joined Rotary, and I'm pushing my club to do more service projects this year which is helping to engage our new members."