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 is a program that provides stuffed bears to hospitals and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for use as a teaching tool or comfort item for small children. Doctors place bandages on the bears to show a child the would he/she will have after surgery to help the child better understand the medical procedures. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office provides their officers with bears to comfort children in stressful situations.
- 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 stock and provide school boxes with basic supplies for elementary children and personal care kits
- 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 Friday of the month, and work side-by-side with members on other Assistance League programs.