We met the challenge!

We are thrilled to report that thanks to you we have met a $10,000 matching challenge grant before our deadline! 44 donors came together in just over a week to double the $10,000 challenge grant to make over $20,000 in gifts to Alpha Home!

Thanks to everyone who donated, especially the anonymous donor who challenged us.

The money raised will go directly to fund Alpha Home programming that support responsible, stable and long-term sobriety.

Warmest regards,

Angela White
Alpha Home, Chief Executive Officer

 

Urgent! We have a challenge for you!

 

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We are overjoyed to announce that we have received — from an Anonymous donor — a generous matching grant for $10,000!

Any gift given between now and Thursday, December 29, 2016, will count double.

Please be as generous as you are able to and know that every dollar goes to help fund programming and initiatives at Alpha Home that support responsible, stable and long-term sobriety.

If you mail in your donation, or give online, please reference “Challenge Gift,” so it will count double.

Thank you on behalf of Alpha Home and its clients!

Alpha Home receives $20,000 gift from Santikos Charitable Foundation

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This week, Alpha Home received a $20,000 gift designated by David Hennessee from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation.  Alpha Home is grateful for the gift and will be using the donation for general operating expenses.

About San Antonio Area Foundation:

The San Antonio Area Foundation is the community foundation serving the San Antonio Area for more than 50 years. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals and serves as a collaborative leader, investing in the future of our community by bringing people together to address key community issues. The Area Foundation manages more than 500 charitable funds and nearly $901 million in assets. Since 1964, more than $305 million for scholarships and grants have been awarded to nonprofits that educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide a variety of services that enhance the quality of life in our region.

 

 

Danny Trejo Confirmed As Keynote Speaker At Alpha Home Luncheon

 

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(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) – December 12, 2016 – Alpha Home – a local addiction treatment center – is excited to announce actor/producer, Danny Trejo, will be the keynote speaker at its upcoming 11th Annual Doorways of Hope luncheon. The event is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade (9821 Colonnade Blvd.) at 11:30 a.m.

Earlier this year, Danny celebrated his 48th year in recovery from drugs and alcohol. He has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry. From imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, acting to producing and now a restaurateur, Trejo’s name face and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood.

At the luncheon, Danny will be speaking about his own Journey to Recovery, highlighting his transition from imprisonment to his life as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor, both roles that he says bring him the most satisfaction.

“I was an addict and alcoholic and I know that road,” said Trejo. “That road leads to death, institutions or insanity. I’ve been sober for 48 years and have had a great, great life.”

Danny grew up on the streets of Los Angeles. Despite spending the latter part of his early adulthood incarcerated, Danny has worked hard to maintain a drug-free and positive lifestyle. Upon his release from Soledad Prison, Danny became involved in programs aimed at helping those who, like him, battled or are battling drug and alcohol addictions.

“I love playing the bad guy in movies, because the bad guy always dies. That’s the real world. If someone asked me to play a bad guy that always gets away with it, I’d pass,” said Trejo. “That’s the very message I preach to youths who are in crisis and in trouble…the bad guy always loses and the good guy always wins. It’s the one thing movies and real life see eye-to-eye on.”

Alcoholism and addiction affects lives, families and communities across our nation and around the world. Since 1966, Alpha Home has served as a pathway of hope, healing and recovery through spiritually based drug and alcohol services and support.

Tickets and sponsorship for the event can be purchased at the following link: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlphaHomeInc/doorwaysofhope.html

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About Alpha Home:

Since its beginning in 1966, Alpha Home has served over 22,000 clients in San Antonio and the surrounding counties. The mission of Alpha Home is to offer a pathway of hope, healing and recovery through spiritually based drug and alcohol services and support.

Love Shack Boutique, Bra Recyclers make donation to Alpha Home

Thanks so much to Love Shack Boutique and The Bra Recyclers who recently donated some bras for our clients! Bras are the most needed, yet least donated clothing item here at Alpha Home, so we are especially grateful for the donation. #MakingADifference

 

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About Love Shack Boutique: The Love Shack Boutique is a female owned and LOCALLY operated erotic boutique featuring adult toys, lingerie in sizes small-4x, bachelorette party supplies, romantic gifts and much more. http://www.theloveshackboutique.com/

About The Bra Recyclers: The Bra Recyclers is a textile recycling company that specializes in the recycling of bras. Our bras are shipped all over the world to developing countries. A portion of our bras is donated to shelters and transitional housing for women and girls. http://www.brarecycling.com/

It’s Giving Tuesday and we need your help

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, charities, familes and businesses around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and give to local non-profits.

We’re asking you to support Alpha Home to help our mission to offer a pathway of hope, healing, and recovery through spiritually based drug and alcohol services and support.

Here are a few ways you can help…

Become an Alpha Home Angel:
When you join Alpha Home Angels, you will join a special group of people reaching out each month to provide women and men a new beginning. Your generosity will earn you the gratitude of thousands of people in need of a sober life.

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Click here to become an Alpha Home Angel: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlphaHomeInc/AlphaHomeAngels.html

Make a one-time donation:

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Open doors of hope for individuals served through Alpha Home’s residential, outpatient and Family First programs. With your support, we are continuing to raise much needed dollars during our #GivingTuesday campaign.

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlphaHomeInc/GivingTuesday.html

Volunteer:

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Volunteers play an essential role at Alpha Home. The assistance our volunteers give multiplies our ability to provide services to our clients. We welcome individuals, organizations, church groups, and companies to join us.

Contact Megan Ramirez, Alpha Home’s Volunteer Coordinator, for more information at 210-735-3822 or mramirez@alphahome.org

Purchase/donate an item from our wish list:

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We are always in need of donations. Below is a link of some of the products we need most. Donations can be dropped off at our admin offices (located at 419 E. Magnolia) during open hours. Thank you for helping Alpha Home.

http://www.alphahome.org/get-involved/in-kind-donations/

Alpha Home wins $100,000 from Impact SA!

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Alpha Home won $100,000 last week! This $100,000 grant from Impact SA will be used to completely restore our Camden home that will allow for the more efficient use and greater confidentially. With the renovations, the home will have an enhanced outdoor area with increased access, which is important for the children and families visiting each weekend. This grant will restore the health of women and provide a place for families to heal, grow and learn.
 
Thank you to the members of Impact SA for selecting Alpha Home as one of your grant recipients!

Buy an art piece at INSIDE ] OUT

You won’t want to miss bidding on these silent auction art pieces created by individuals in recovery from drugs and alcohol. This lot of six custom framed paintings will be silent auctioned at INSIDE ] OUT happening this Thursday, September 22nd at Brick (located at Blue Star Arts Complex) from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Bidding for each art piece below will start at $100, with a “Buy Me Now” option.

This piece has been the selected art piece for the entire show. The artist for this piece says the colors in this painting "represents inner peace" for her. You won't want to miss out on snagging this piece for your home, or office.

This piece has been the selected art piece for the entire show. The artist for this piece says the colors in this painting “represents inner peace” for her. You won’t want to miss out on snagging this piece for your home, or office.

 

The whimsical nature of this art piece would be a perfect addition to any girl's room. The artist that created this piece says this piece "symbolizes her emotions and the view of her dreams that can become real."

The whimsical nature of this art piece would be a perfect addition to any girl’s room. The artist that created this piece says this piece “symbolizes her emotions and the view of her dreams that can become real.”

This piece describes a man who has been "through thick and thin no matter what," according to the artist who created this painting.

This piece describes a man who has been “through thick and thin no matter what,” according to the artist who created this painting.

This special mixed media piece of art work made up of acrylic and raffia shows the fiery nature of the artist at the deep throes of her addiction.

This special mixed media piece of art work made up of acrylic and raffia shows the fiery nature of the artist at the deep throes of her addiction.

This piece also would be a great conversation piece for your office space. This painting shows dandelion flowers, floating in the wind.

This piece also would be a great conversation piece for your office space. This painting shows dandelion flowers, floating in the wind.

This piece was created by Alpha Home Alumnae/local fine artist, Sara Barcus. Titled “Coming back to Motherhood,” Sara says this piece shows the impact Alpha Home had on her life.