YWCA and CPS Health Fair and Family Day


Photo credit: YWCA San Antonio

Karen Barton, Liaison and Community Engagement Librarian, represented the Library at the YWCA and CPS Health Resource Fair and Family Day on Saturday, April 14, at Sul Ross Middle School. The event had over 65 vendors, who were each tasked with providing a kid-friendly activity at their tables, and more than 100 attendees. There were free health screenings, free groceries provided by HEB, and a range of resources given away. Additionally, over 50 door prizes were raffled, including one (shown in the photo) that was provided by the Libraries. The event was intended to reach kinship care families and was in part funded by a grant received by San Antonio Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (YWCA). Child advocates and community leaders such as Senator Jose Menendez, State Representative Ina Minjarez, and Judge Peter Sakai were also present and spoke during the event.