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Hello all! To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 we’re cancelling March 26th’s Spare Parts Big Materials Giveaway including the receiving of material and supply donations and call for volunteers. We’re super upset but absolutely know this is best for our community.

But wait..there’s another way you can get involved with Spare Parts. On March 26th, we are participating in San Antonio’s day of giving. Save the date! Look at the above schedule and by giving online to Spare Parts you have the chance to win one of our many prizes. You don’t even need to be living in San Antonio to participate. Your donation will support Spare Parts’ innovative, eco-friendly initiatives and programming.


In Other News

Friends of Spare Parts is pleased to announce an award of $8,000 from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation. This grant money will be used for general operating expenses regarding Spare Parts programs and general expenditures. 

Spare Parts Selected as a Charity of Choice during 2019 San Japan Anime Convention

Spare Parts is pleased to announce that we’ve been selected as one of San Japan XII – 2019 Anime Convention’s Charities of Choice on August 30-September 1.

All San Japan Charities of Choice will also be equal beneficiaries of the silent auction, live auction, masquerade tickets, and other charitable endeavors. Drop off any contributions at the San Japan Info Desk, Charity Booth, or SJ Cares Booth during the convention.

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“Let Me Introduce Myself” (San Antonio Current, 2017)

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Back to School: Teachers Finding Classroom Materials from Donated Items (Time Warner Cable News, 2016)