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The joy of donating
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Representatives Liz and Laura from Dress for Success pose with Randi Mahomes (center) for a photo. | Photo by Dress for Success
It’s time to say “out with the old " and give new life to new or gently-used items you may not need.

In the spirit of decluttering and removing items that don’t bring you joy, we’ve rounded up a list of 10 San Antonio organizations that accept donated items that help locals in need + support community causes.

Letting go of clothing

Maybe the kids grew up and are not playing with their favorite toys anymore. Give it new life by donating it to the Boysville Auxiliary Thrift Store. It accepts clothing, toys, housewares, and bed linens.

Make a high schooler’s night magical by offering Project Prom your gently-used formal attire. Its mission is to provide formal wear to high school teens at no cost.

For the large hauls

The San Antonio Humane Society accepts car donations to help provide funding for the care of the thousands of homeless animals in the Alamo City.

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Consider donating your old pickup truck to the SA Humane Society to help fund its mission and find dogs, like Koala, a home.

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Photo by SA Humane Society

The San Antonio Electronics and Computer Recycling Service provides free computer, laptop, monitor, and electronic equipment recycling — and yes, this is your sign to recycle the box as well.

Household items

Did you know that one in three families in the US don’t have access to an adequate supply of diapers? Donate unused diapers or feminine hygiene products to Texas Diaper Bank.

The House of Neighborly Service in San Antonio accepts donations like non-perishable food items, basic kitchenware + books to make care packages for seniors and families.

Don’t have items to get rid of this year? Try donating your time by volunteering with one of these amazing local organizations.
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, May 9
  • DOers Dialogue | Thursday, May 9 | 11:30 a.m. | The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway St., San Antonio | $25-$35 | Psychologist and parent coach Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart will share her insight + wisdom on the landscape of parenting in the 210 during this speaker series for parents.
  • Intro to Bookbinding | Thursday, May 9 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Spare Parts Center for Creative Reuse, 13491 Wetmore Rd., San Antonio | $35 | No bookbinding experience needed at this class as you craft your very own hand-made book.
  • Emo Orchestra | Thursday, May 9 | 8-10 p.m. | H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio | $39.50 | Check out this new live experience bringing emo songs to the theater stage with a full orchestra arrangement and featured guest ESCAPE THE FATE.
Friday, May 10
  • Nostalgia Con | Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12 | Times vary | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E Market St, San Antonio | $45-$250 | Get nostalgic with celebrities from your favorite 1990s and early 2000s shows, as well as shop from vendors, and listen to panels + live music.
  • Seven Nuns at Las Vegas | Friday, May 10 | 8 p.m. | S.T.A.G.E, Inc., 1300 Bulverde Rd., Bulverde | $20 | Watch as Sister Columba asks St. Joseph to take her where the weather is warm, how her and six other nuns end up in the sands outside of Las Vegas.
  • “The Princess Bride” | Friday, May 10 | 8-10 p.m. | San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio | Free | Bring your chairs and blankets to the West Courtyard for the rescheduled showing of this 1987 classic comedy.
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News Notes
 
Development
  • The San Antonio Food Bank is moving into the affordable housing space. Located next to its New Braunfels branch, the Apple Seeds apartments will feature a 51-unit rental community and plans to offer 24-36 month lease terms to families. Construction begins next month. (Fast Company)
Environment
  • SAWS wants to remind San Antonio residents that stage two water restrictions are still in effect. Remember to wrangle your water usage by watering once a week between 7-11 a.m. or 7-11 p.m. on your designated watering day. Read up on the full list of restrictions.
Ranked
  • The Alamo City was ranked No. 10 on WalletHub’s “Best Cities for Basketball Fans.” San Antonio was the only Texas city to make the top 10. The survey compared more than 290 cities based off of 21 metrics including ticket prices, stadium accessibility, and NBA ranking.
Transit
  • Head over to the Mexican Cultural Institute in Hemisfair on Wednesday, May, 29, 6-8 p.m. for a panel discussion about VIA’s latest transportation project: The ART Silver Line. The public is invited to attend this free event to learn how the proposed project can connect communities.
Community
Shop
  • Need a last-minute Mothers Day gift? Check out these two themed markets happening this Saturday, May 11. Visit Feliz Modern’s Mother’s Day Market (110 W. Olmos Dr.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dulce Sueños Coffee Lounge’s market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Asked
  • New York City’s latest art installation came online. Dubbed “Portal,” it has a high-definition video camera that links NYC to Dublin, Ireland in real time. If San Antonio had a portal to another city, what would you choose? Let us know. We think a portal to Paris, France would be amazing.
Sports
  • Was Wemby snubbed from the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year? Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the San Antonio Spurs with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    Number
    • $1,500. That’s how much we’re looking to raise to support our staff and mission here at SATXtoday — and our fundraising ends tomorrow. If you love the free community resource you’re reading right now (we sure do), support us today with a one-time donation. See how close we are to our goal.
     
     
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    Time to hit the links
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    Go for par at The Canyons Course at TPC San Antonio. | Photo by the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa
    We can’t think of a better way to soak in San Antonio’s greenspace than spending some time on the links. Whether you’re looking to connect outdoors with friends or you’re honing in on the perfect swing, here are 16 golf courses to make a tee time in the Alamo City.

    Members only

    Comanche Trace, 3074 Bandera Hwy.
    Travel an hour north to Kerville and you’ll find this real estate development, 27-hole golf course, and a private club room. Membership options range from a limited gold membership to a full golf membership.

    The Dominion Country Club, 1 Dominion Dr., San Antonio | This exclusive country club features private dining experiences, a wine cellar, and 260 acres of tee time.

    Public courses

    Canyon Springs Golf Club, 24405 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio | Built in 1998, this public golf club blends into the Hill Country and features two limestone waterfalls. Pro tip: You can even get married in front of the falls.
     
    The Buy
     
    LED signs. Are you looking for a fun way to brighten up your home? Category6 LED has iconic neon signs scaled down to a size perfect for your at-home bar or game room.
     
    Answered
     
    Would you be interested in learning about local adult summer camps?
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    Check out the zoo’s Grown Ups Gone Wild: Zoo Camp for Adults for a day of summer camp fun.

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    Photo by Nicholas Caballero, SATXtoday team

    92% are interested in learning more about adult summer camps and 8% believe that summer camp isn’t for them.
     
     
    The Wrap
     
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    Want to check out the “Portal” art installation in NYC? Check out our guide to SAT for info on direct flight options to the Big Apple — and if you go, please let us know how it is.
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