By Jessica Cerda
WestCare Texas’s team in San Antonio teamed up with one of their, fellow community-based providers, Big Mama’s Safe House to honor the teachers at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in observance of Teacher Appreciation Week on May 3. As part of their “Don’t Stop Teaching/Don’t Stop Learning” campaign, t-shirts were specifically made for both teachers and students. WestCare provided gift bags for all 65 teachers on campus.
Sponsors included City Council (District 2) Member, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez; WestCare Texas; and 1 Church 1 Soul Ministry. Councilmember Mckee-Rodriguez presented the gift bags provided by WestCare, which included a Starbucks gift card, travel-size lotion and hand sanitizer, a set of highlighters, a notebook, sticky notes, candy, and a WestCare pen.
Big Mama’s Safe House has adopted Booker T. Washington Elementary School and they plan to host this event annually to continue providing support and resources to the students and teachers. Their mission focuses on city-wide public awareness campaigns that raise the conversation about child sexual and physical abuse. They advocate for children that are abused and neglected in the community each year.