Bexar Hugs Auxiliary

Who They Are

The Bexar Hugs Auxiliary of Assistance League of San Antonio was founded in 1994 and certified by National Assistance League in 1995.  The members of the Bexar Hugs Auxiliary are primarily professional women who worked outside their home and volunteer evenings and on Saturday.  Each member volunteers a minimum of 30 service hours per yer to support their philanthropic programs and fundraising efforts.

What They Do

The Bexar Hugs Auxiliary funds two programs and provides support to two chapter philanthropic programs:

  • ALamo Bears provides stuffed bears to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the Criminal Investigation Division to distribute to the children who are in need of comfort due to family issues.
  • ALamo Totes is a program in which duffel bags are prepared with personal care items and gender-specific toys and delivered to shelters for children who are in a transitional setting.
  • In support of Operation School Bell®, the Bexar Hugs purchase and assemble school boxes with basic supplies for elementary children. These members also assemble the personal care kits for the children.
  • Bexar Hugs also fund a  scholarship grant and enhanced learning grant.
  • Each December, the Bexar Hugs provide outfits to the Togs For Tots program that their members have donated.

The Bexar Hugs Auxiliary members staff the Assistance League Thrift House on the fifth Saturday of the month, dress students for Operation School Bell on the first and fourth Friday and the third Thursday of the month, and work side-by-side with members on other Assistance League programs.

Meetings and How to Join

Meetings are held at the chapter house, 2611 West Avenue, on the second Tuesday of each month, except July.  A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 6:15 p.m.  Generally, there is an opportunity before the social hour and after the business meeting to work on philanthropic programs.

Contact us:

Bexar Hugs Auxiliary
(210) 732-1200

2021-2022 Governing Board

Chairman

Pris Truesdell

Vice Chairman Philanthropy

Brenda Dirks

Vice Chairman Membership

Melissa Chapman

Vice Chairman Resource Development

Rochele Esper

Recording Secretary

Judy Vilcoq

Corresponding Secretary

Rosa Gonzales

Assistant Treasurer

Mamie Ormand

Parliamentarian/Policies Revision

Donna Coyne

Strategic Planning

Pris Truesdell

Caring & Commitment

Martha Mahaffey

2019-2020 Community Impact

ALamo Bears provides stuffed bears to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Division to distribute to the children who are in need of comfort due to family issues.  The budget for the program was $1,850.

In 2019-2020, 450 children were impacted by this program and member volunteers contributed 13 hours in support of this program.

ALamo Totes provides duffel bags filled with personal care items and toys to children in the ChildSafe and SAMMinstries shelters.  The budget for the program was $325.

In 2019-2020, 300 children and their families were impacted by and member volunteers contributed 15 hours in support of this program.