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2009 Pta Community Outreach Photo Power Point

  1. 1. 2009 PTA Community Outreach Shoeless Sunday Event June 9, 2008 San Antonio, Texas
  2. 2. quot;Start by doing what is necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.quot; St. Francis of Assisi
  3. 3. A single day is enough to make us a little larger. -Paul Klee Over 400 pairs of new youth tennis shoes and 500 pairs of new socks were donated and distributed for this years PTA Community Outreach “Shoeless Sunday” Effort in San Antonio, Texas. Because of the tremendous support for this years event, two different shelters in San Antonio ; The Children’s Shelter and the San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries Family Transitional Living and Learning Center, each received over 200 pairs of new youth tennis shoes and 250 pairs of socks.
  4. 4. San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries Family Transitional Living and Learning Center
  5. 5. SAM Ministries - Transitional Living and Learning Center The TLLC is a residential facility for up to 40 homeless families with minor children who show a commitment to gaining self- sufficiency. The individual needs of all family members are supported, promoting the viability of the family as a whole. In Fiscal Year 2007, the TLLC housed and served a total of 272 unduplicated family residents, of which 101 were adults and 171 were children. http://www.samm.org/ http://www.samm.org/ourministriesSli
  6. 6. Janay Boyer, SAM Ministries; Brad Thuringer, PTA (SD), Alexis Thuringer (SD) Bev Rodriguez, PTA (NC), Bob Hayden, PTA (UT)
  7. 7. San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries Transitional Family Living and Learning Center
  8. 8. San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries Transitional Family Living and Learning Center
  9. 9. The Chapel at San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries Transitional Family Living and Learning Center
  10. 10. Unloading shoes and socks at San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries Transitional Family Living and Learning Center
  11. 11. Due to confidentiality and respecting the privacy of the families of the San Antonio Transitional Family Living and Learning Center, pictures taken of the children during our visit are still being reviewed so that proper identification of each child is made and to find their photo release on file . We are hopeful to have something to you soon.
  12. 12. The Children’s Shelter
  13. 13. The Children's Shelter The Children's Shelter is the oldest and largest emergency shelter for children in the State of Texas. The Children’s Shelter specializes in care to infants and young children, serving newborn up to the age of twelve years. The shelter has the capacity to care for up to 52 children at one time (9 cribs and 43 beds for children.) Child Protection Services (CPS) and San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) bring children to the Shelter. The majority of the children have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect. http://www.chshel.org/
  14. 14. The Children’s Shelter
  15. 15. Unloading shoes and socks at The Children’s Shelter SuAnn Poole, PTA (MS) and Brad Thuringer, PTA (SD))
  16. 16. Inside entrance of The Children’s Shelter SuAnn Poole, PTA (MS), Alexis Thuringer (SD) , Brad Thuringer, PTA (SD)
  17. 17. Brad and Leslie Olivares, Community Relations Coordinator, The Children’s Shelter
  18. 18. Getting the shoes ready for the children
  19. 19. SuAnn trying to find a pair of shoes for that perfect fit
  20. 20. Found it……PERFECT!
  21. 21. Brad with Amber
  22. 22. New tennis shoes for the boys
  23. 23. New tennis shoes for the girls
  24. 24. More shoes
  25. 25. SuAnn making sure that this young boy has a good fit
  26. 26. Cute!
  27. 27. Brad and Zeus
  28. 28. Brad and Peter
  29. 29. It was hard to say good bye
  30. 30. One more child, one more pair of socks and shoes to put on……
  31. 31. A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone , especially the Physical Therapist Assistant Programs and students who participated through campus and program shoe collection drives . It wouldn’t have been such a success without your involvement. And when those young boys and girls at The Children's Shelter and the Transitional Living and Learning Center put on their new shoes and socks each day, they too will THANK YOU!! A special heartfelt thank you to Bev Rodriguez, PTA (NC), SuAnn Poole, PTA (MS), Bob Hayden, PTA (UT), and my daughter Alexis who helped in the delivering and assisting the children in putting on their new socks and shoes. Thank you and God Bless you! Brad Thuringer, PTA South Dakota
  32. 32. Participating Physical Therapist Assistant Programs Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program Provo College Somerset Community College Provo, UT Somerset, KY Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program Northern Virginia Community College Tulsa Community College Springfield, VA Tulsa, OK Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program Villa Maria College of Buffalo Mount Hood Community College Buffalo, NY Gresham, OR Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program Lake Area Technical Institute Butler County Community College Watertown, SD Butler, PA
  33. 33. Participating Physical Therapist Assistant Programs Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program Suffolk County Community College Indian Hills Community College Selden, NY Ottumwa, IA Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program Community College of Rhode Island Harcum College Newport, RI Bryn Mawr, PA Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program College of St Catherine St Louis Community College at Meramec Minneapolis, MN St Louis, MO Physical Therapist Assistant Program Physical Therapist Assistant Program Walters State Community College Ozarks Technical Community College Morristown, TN Springfield, MO •

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