San Antonio Aquarium Collects Sweaters, Coats, Blankets for Abused, Neglected, Abandoned Kids

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San Antonio Aquarium recently had a successful charity drive collecting 740 articles of either coasts, sweaters or blankets, to benefit youth assisted by The Children’s Shelter.

San Antonio Aquarium recently received donations of 740 articles of coats, sweaters or blankets to benefit the youth that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. These youth are being assisted by The Children’s Shelter which has taken the donation and will parse it out to children in need. One of the objectives of The Children’s Shelter is to ensure that these children’s faith in humanity is restored upon leaving the shelter. They do this by providing them with items that will bring up their self esteem and make them feel more comfortable. When they are ready to leave the shelter, the items they have amassed while in the care of the shelter will go with them.

San Antonio Aquarium got involved in this campaign with the assistance of the Rudy Castillo Law Firm who advertised the campaign to the public via radio stations LaLey (KLEY 95.7FM) and Norteno (KSAH 104.1FM). With all parties involved and a little push from the cities of San Antonio and Leon Valley, the campaign will help these kids to feel a little warmer this holiday season. Mayor Chris Riley of Leon Valley stated, “What a wonderful way to give back to those less fortunate in our community! We hope we can continue to work together on projects like this in the future.” Alui Cleaver, COO of San Antonio Aquarium stated, “San Antonio Aquarium looks forward to continuing its tradition of giving back to its community each year into the future and is proud to be assisting so many. ”

About San Antonio Aquarium:

San Antonio Aquarium has a mission to provide children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean. Exhibits include sea jellies, sea horses, caiman crocodiles, rare and colorful corals, sharks, stingrays, and thousands of other species. In addition to marine life, guests can interact with tropical birds and friendly reptiles, and even enjoy animatronic dinosaur displays. Popular activities include Birthday Parties, Snorkel With the Stingrays, Sleep with the Sharks, Private Events and Field Trips. I-Guana Jump Bounce House is a sister facility in a separate yet adjoining building next door.

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