Throughout the year we host and collaborate on events: Grief Workshops, Donor Hero Memorial Tributes, Meet and Greets, Community Run/Walks and more. Take a moment to view our upcoming events below.

March and June, 2020

June - Movies and Mending: The Benefits of Film in the Grief Journey


While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. Our grief workshops

are open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Please see above flyer for more information on the

upcoming workshops.

   

March - Stride for Sight 5K


*Update due to declaration from Mayor Nirenberg on March 13th of a public health emergency for the city of San Antonio,

the 5K in-person gathering was cancelled. Registrants invited to join us virtually from their neighborhood, treadmill or backyard *


The 2020 Stride for Sight Run/Walk on Saturday, March 21st at Comanche County Park. The family and pet friendly

event is hosted by three partnering community non-profits. Our mission in hosting the event is to educate and inspire 

the community about the Gift of Sight, healthy vision and build awareness for the resources that our partners offer.

December, 2019

The Giving Tree


Donor families are invited to join in a special ornament decorating and placement ceremony in the Rio Grande Valley

and in San Antonio through The Giving Tree program.
 

2019 RGV The Giving Tree - Invitation

2019 SA The Giving Tree - Invitation

November, 2019

Celebrate November: Eye Donation Month!


Join us in honoring donor heroes, celebrating restored vision with transplant recipients, and recognizing the support

of hospital partners, surgeons and other community supporters that contribute to making the Gift of Sight occur

through cornea donation and transplantation.
 

2019 Libraries for Life - Flyer      

2019 Community and Hospital Partners - Flyer

October and December, 2019

Hope for the Holidays


Consider joining us in one of our Fall grief workshops to help in your grief journey. The Fall holidays can be especially

difficult for grievers, we are here to support you.
 

2019 Hope for the Holidays - Flyer

September, 2019

Rio Grande Valley: Donor Family Meet, Greet & Eat


A special Meet and Greet will be held on September 28th in the Rio Grande Valley
 

2019 RGV Meet and Greet - Flyer

March and June, 2019

Navigating Through Loss, Grief Workshops


While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. Our grief workshops

are open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.
 

2019 Spring and Summer Grief Workshop - Flyer

March, 2019

Join us at the 2019 Stride for Sight 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 23rd at Comanche County Park.

The family and pet friendly event features FREE breakfast tacos, FREE kid's fun run and so much more!  
 

2019 Stride for Sight - Postcard 

November, 2018

In December of 2017, the Eye Bank Association of America announced the  change of Eye Donation Month observance (formerly named National Eye  Donor Month) moving from March to November, to connect with the season  of being thankful and National Donor Sabbath observance. Join us as we celebrate alongside donor families, cornea transplant  recipients, allied healthcare professionals, allied organizations and  eye banks across the globe.  
 

SAEB Celebrates 2018 National Eye Donation Month 

October and December, 2018

Consider participating in one of our Fall grief workshops to help you and your family in your grief journey  
 

2018 Hope For The Holidays - Flyer 

September, 2018

Rio Grande Valley: Donor Family Meet, Greet & Eat  

A special Meet and Greet will be held on September 22nd in the Rio Grande Valley.  
 

This event is a casual opportunity for donor families to gather and  share memories of their loved ones who have given the Gift of Sight.  
 

2018 RGV Meet and Greet - Flyer 

April and June, 2018

Coping with the loss of a loved one may be one of the hardest challenges that many of us face. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain.  
 

These grief workshops were designed for cornea/eye donor families and  are open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.  
 

2018 Spring and Summer Grief Workshop Postcard, Side 1
2018 Spring and Summer Grief Workshop Postcard, Side 2 

March, 2018

Join us at the 2018 Stride for Sight Run/Walk on Saturday, March 24th.   The event features FREE breakfast tacos, FREE kid’s fun run, FREE Zumba  dance warmup and much more! Donor family members are encourage to  participate as individuals or teams to give tribute to cornea/eye  donors. The fee for teams is only $10 per person. View the flyers below  to learn more about this family friendly event.  
 

2018 Stride for Sight — Donor Family Postcard, Side 1
2018 Stride for Sight — Donor Family Postcard, Side 2
Individual and Team Fundraising Flyer
Team Award Categories Flyer 

January, 2018

San Antonio Eye Bank is pleased to aid grief support efforts in the city of Laredo by donating refreshments and workbooks for the 2018 GriefShare series occurring in Laredo, Texas.


For more information or to RSVP to participate in the series, please contact the facilitator listed on the program flyer. 

September, 2017

Rio Grande Valley: Donor Family, Meet and Greet


A special Meet and Greet will be held on September 17th in the Rio Grande Valley.


This event is a casual opportunity for donor families to gather and share memories of their loved ones who have given the Gift of Sight.


2017 RGV Meet and Greet - Flyer

October - December, 2017

Considering participating on one of our Fall grief workshops to help you and your family in your grief journey.  
 

Hope For The Holidays - Flyer 

December, 2017

Join us as at a special ornament decorating workshop and ceremony, through The Giving Tree Program. Please view the invitation below and rsvp to attend.


2017 The Giving Tree, Ingram Park Mall - Invitation

March, 2017

SAEB is co-hosting the 2017 Stride for Sight community run/walk with our friends at Lions Sight Research Foundation on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Register today! Fee for teams is only $10 per  person. View the handouts below to learn more about this family friendly  event.  
 

2017 Stride for Sight - Donor Family Postcard, Side 1
2017 Stride for Sight - Donor Family Postcard, Side 2
Individual and Team Fundraising Flyer
Individual and Team Fundraiser Email Template 

March and June, 2017

 Healing With Creative Arts, Grief Workshops
 

Coping with the loss of a loved one may be one of the hardest challenges that many of us face. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain.   
 

These grief workshops were designed for cornea/eye donor families and are open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.  
 

2017 Spring Grief Workshop Series - Flyer 

March, 2017

SAEB is co-hosting the 2017 Stride for Sight community run/walk with our friends at Lions Sight Research Foundation on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Register today! Fee for teams is only $10 per  person. View the handouts below to learn more about this family friendly  event.  
 

2017 Stride for Sight - Donor Family Postcard, Side 1
2017 Stride for Sight - Donor Family Postcard, Side 2
Individual and Team Fundraising Flyer
Individual and Team Fundraiser Email Template 

July, 2016

San Antonio Eye Bank is collaborating with area hospitals and community partners to help South Texans E.C.H.O. their opportunity to help restore sight to the blind during the Donate Life ECHO observance, which stands for Every Community Has Opportunity.  
 

The nationwide observance, celebrated annually during two weeks in the month of July, aims to educate and empower multicultural communities on the need for organ, eye and tissue donors.  
 

Press Release on Donate Life ECHO Celebrations
 

2016 Donate Life ECHO Celebration - Partnership with Lions Sight Restoration Foundation Flyer 

October & November, 2016

Considering participating on one of our Fall grief workshops to help you in your grief journey.  
 

Hope For The Holidays - Grief Workshops 

October, 2016

Our celebration is part of a larger community celebration organized by  The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. View the flyer below to read more  about the event and Bridging Lives altar.  
 

Bridging Lives altar - Dia de los Muertos 

November & December, 2016

Join us as in a special ornament decoration workshop and ceremony,  through The Giving Tree program. Please view the invitation below and  rsvp to attend.  
 

2016 The Giving Tree, Ingram Park Mall

March, 2016

Healing Through The Heartbreak: Grief Workshops  
 

Adapting to life without your loved one is a process for which there  is no clear-cut map. These grief workshops were designed for cornea/eye  donor families and are open to anyone who has experienced loss.  
 

2016 Spring Grief Workshop Series - Flyer 

December, 2015

The Giving Tree is a commemorative display honoring South Texans who  have given sight and life through organ, eye/cornea, and tissue  donation.  

In an special ceremony on December 9th, donor families will be  invited to hang an ornament in honor of their loved one. Thereafter, the  tree will stay on display at the Ingram Park Mall, throughout the  holiday season during the month of December until after the first of the  year.  
 

2015 The Giving Tree Ceremony - Flyer 

November, 2015

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day) is a holiday  celebrate November 1st -2nd,that originated in Mexico that is celebrated  in cities and countries all over the world. The holiday focuses on  remembering deceased loved one's.   
 

Since 2011, San Antonio Eye Bank has partnered with the Guadalupe  Cultural Arts Center to offer a memorial celebration to the families of  donors that have given the Gift of Sight through cornea donation.  
 

2015 SAEB Bridging Lives Altar, DDLM Celebration - Flyer 

November, 2015

Rio Grande Valley: Meet and Greet  
 

On November 7th a special Meet and Greet will be held in the Rio  Grande Valley. The event is a casual opportunity for donor families to  gather and share memories of their loved ones who have given the Gift of  Sight.  
 

2015 RGV Meet and Greet - Flyer 

October, 2015

 San Antonio Eye Bank has collaborated with local Donate Life partners to  host a special Faith Leaders: Lunch and Learn Panel Presentation of The  Wish on Wednesday, October 28th in commemoration of National Donor  Sabbath.  
 

It is our hope to empower and educate faith community leaders, clergy  and professionals on donation and provide insight on how faith leaders  can support families facing organ and tissue donation and  transplantation.  
 

2015 Lunch and Learn Presentation of The Wish - Flyer 

September, 2015

Join us as we celebrate restored health and honor the legacies of organ, eye and tissue donors at a festive South Texas run/walk and community celebration on Saturday, September 26th, 2015


This event is FREE to walkers . Runners will be charged a $30 fee. This celebration includes a FREE kid's fun run, food, free health screenings, live entertainment and food in the Baseball Stadium throughout the afternoon.


Register today at www.StridesForLifeTexas.org

April, 2015

 All donor families are invited to the 2015 Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony at 9am on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Richard Cuellar Park. The park is located at 5626 San Fernando Street, San Antonio, TX 78237. Light refreshments will be provided. No rsvps are necessary. This event will occur rain or shine.  
 

Many donor families are familiar with participating in events hosted  by Vital Alliance. In 2013, the highly respected organization disbanded. Local donation  organizations including San Antonio Eye Bank, collaborate annually to  continue the tradition of hosting the community ceremony in honor of  donors and donor families.  
 

2015 Memorial Tree Planting Save-The-Date - Flyer 

March, 2015

This year the San Antonio Eye Bank celebrates a half century of dedication to the cause of restoring sight to the blind and honoring the memory of cornea/eye donors.

Join us at our "50 years, 50 Toppings" Ice Cream Social celebration on Tuesday, March 3rd from noon-1:30pm at the Huebner Medical Center

2015 Ice Cream Social Celebration - Flyer

November, 2014

November 2nd - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day) is a holiday that originated in Mexico that is celebrated in cities and countries all over the world. The holiday focuses on remembering deceased loved one's.

Since 2011, San Antonio Eye Bank has partnered with the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center to offer a memorial celebration to the families of donors that have given the Gift of Sight through cornea donation.

2014 SAEB Bridging Lives Altar, DDLM Celebration - Flyer 

October, 2014

San Antonio Eye Bank has collaborated with local Donate Life partners to host a special Lunch and Learn Panel Presentation of the 5th Quarter on Monday, October 27th, in commemoration of the upcoming National Donor Sabbath.

It is our hope to empower and educate faith community leaders, clergy and professionals on organ, eye and tissue donation and provide insight on how faith leaders can support families facing organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, we encourage you to review the Donor Sabbath introduction and response form documents, as well as the Donor Sabbath PowerPoint slide and bulletin insert, to learn how you can participate in this national endeavor at your House of Worship.

2014 Lunch and Learn Presentation of the 5th Quarter - Event Flyer

Donor Sabbath Introduction and Response Form

Donor Sabbath PowerPoint Slide and Bulletin Insert

August, 2014

National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually on August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to educate minorities of the desperate need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community and empower individuals of all ethnic backgrounds to designate their decision to Donate Life.

2014 Multicultural Dessert Tasting & Donor Registry Drive - Event Flyer

March, 2014

Join San Antonio Eye Bank in celebrating March: National Eye Donor Month
Visit our Gift of Sight Booth at the 2014 Low Vision Expo.

2014 Gift of Sight Booth - Low Vision Expo - Event Flyer

Grief Journey: Using Creative Arts to Heal and Remember
Free Bereavement Workshops
March 11 - San Antonio
March 18 - Laredo

Leon Valley Public Library Celebrates Eye Donor Month

Gift of Sight Memorial Quilts Displayed

August, 2013

National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually on August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to educate minorities of the desperate need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community and empower individuals of all ethnic backgrounds to designate their decision to Donate Life.

2013 Multicultural Potluck & Donor Registry Drive - Event Flyer

Radio Interview/PSA - Featuring Donor Wife, Tina Marie Mireles - PART 1

Radio Interview/PSA - Featuring Donor Wife, Tina Marie Mireles - PART 2

March, 2013

Join San Antonio Eye Bank and Dr. Maverick of Focal Point Vision in the Donate Life: Flags Across America crusade. Ice cream and cookie social to follow.

Friday, March 15, 2013 1:30 pm Focal Point Vision 4775 Hamilton Wolfe Rd. San Antonio, TX

Donate Life: Flags Across America crusade - Event Flyer

English (FOX News)

Pleasanton Express (Article)

October, 2012

The San Antonio Eye Bank was one of the organizational members, key to hosting the 15th Annual Vital Alliance Donate Life Run/Walk. The 15th Celebration featured a Dove Release in honor of South Texas organ, cornea and tissue donors. Over 800 Donate Life professionals, donor families, transplant recipients, and advocates participated in the event.

English (KSAT News)

August, 2010

The San Antonio Eye Bank recently celebrated the lives of those who gave the gift of sight, which included the display of our donor family quilt and cornea recipient testimonials. Donor families and cornea recipients joined together to memorialize their loved ones. See video here:

English (NBC -WOAI News)
Spanish (Univision)

October, 2009

The San Antonio Eye Bank participated in the 12th Annual Vital Alliance 5K Run/Walk on October 24. Staff, supporters, donor families, and recipients joined together with other local transplant organizations to raise awareness of the importance of the gift of eye and tissue donation. See photos from the event here:
http://www.vitalalliancetexas.org/2009runwalkpics.html