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Volunteers needed to assist migrants at airport

Volunteers needed to assist migrants at airport

​OLLU is again teaming up with Catholic Charities and is seeking volunteers to assist migrants traveling through San Antonio en route to their host family destinations across the country. Volunteers — especially those who speak Spanish or French — are needed at the San Antonio Airport to provide directions, assistance with printing boarding passes, and distributing meals and other items.

Volunteers will be provided free parking, masks and access to hand-sanitizing stations. Catholic Charities is teaming up with the San Antonio Food Bank, the City of San Antonio and other faith-based groups in this effort.

To sign up for a volunteer shift, please visit: https://safb.secure.force.com/jobcalendar.

Gift-Card Drive

Earlier this week, OLLU announced efforts to join forces with Catholic Charities to assist families from Afghanistan through a gift-card drive. Gift cards of any amount from H-E-B, Walmart and Target are appreciated. The drive will continue through Sept. 30.

Gift Card Drop-Off Locations

Sueltenfuss Library Circulation Desk
Worden School Building – Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism
Elliott House
Online Donation – Directly to Catholic Charities at https://ccaosa.ejoinme.org/AAA.

OLLU joins forces with Catholic Charities to help families from Afghanistan

Families that were forced to flee from Afghanistan are currently arriving in San Antonio, and the OLLU community is joining Catholic Charities to provide much-needed assistance. OLLU students, faculty, and staff are invited to get involved.

Ways to Help

• Provide Gift Cards – OLLU will be holding a gift-card collection drive from now until Sept. 30. Families will be given gift cards to purchase needed items. Gift cards of any amount from H-E-B, Walmart and Target are appreciated.

Gift Card Drop-Off Locations
– Sueltenfuss Library Circulation Desk
– Worden School Building – Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism Office
– Elliott House 

• Volunteer – Catholic Charities is organizing volunteers to help with basic needs and other tasks. Details are available online

• Online Donation – Donate directly to Catholic Charities at https://ccaosa.ejoinme.org/AAA.

• Designate Catholic Charities through United Way – OLLU’s United Way Campaign kicks off next month. Catholic Charities is one of the organizations supported by United Way and you can designate your United Way donation to go directly to Catholic Charities.