• May Nerd Night @ Geekdom: Texas Burn Survivor Society

    Geekdom Event Centre

    May’s partner organization is the Texas Burn Survivor Society. We will be gathering items for the 23rd annual Camp David, a week-long camp for more than 65 pediatric burn survivors, their siblings, and also the children of adult burn survivors. Campers experience a week of adventure, discovery and fun, designed specifically for children ages 7 to 16. Camp David is unique among burn camps because it also includes siblings and children of burn survivors, whose lives are also severely impacted by burn injury. This amazing camp is made available to the children free of charge! Wish List: Snack Items (granola bars, sugar free mints/gum, etc.) Beanie Babies or Similar Small Stuffed Animals Small Puzzle Toys Small Journals or Notepads Decals and Stickers Friendship Bracelets

  • May Nerd Night @ Cherrity Bar: Texas Burn Survivor Society

    May’s partner organization is the Texas Burn Survivor Society. We will be gathering items for the 24th annual Camp David, a week-long camp for more than 65 pediatric burn survivors, their siblings, and also the children of adult burn survivors. Campers experience a week of adventure, discovery and fun, designed specifically for children ages 7 to 16. Camp David is unique among burn camps because it also includes siblings and children of burn survivors, whose lives are also severely impacted by burn injury. This amazing camp is made available to the children free of charge! Wish List: Snack Items (granola bars, sugar free mints/gum, etc.) Beanie Babies or Similar Small Stuffed Animals Small Puzzle Toys Small Journals or Notepads Decals and Stickers Friendship Bracelets

  • April Nerd Night @ EZ's: SAYL Book Buddies

    EZ'S Brick Oven & Grill

    SPECIAL NOTE: For this Sunday Nerd Night only, we will NOT be meeting at Knight Watch Games. We will be meeting at EZ's on Bitters@US281 due to a Magic launch event that will be taking over the whole of Knight Watch on this date. As a BONUS! 10% of sales to Nerd Night friends/family at EZ's during Nerd Night come back to us in the form of a check from the restaurant! So eat up and drop your receipt in the provided bin! (No outside food or drinks allowed at this one, gang) :) Beneficiary organization: San Antonio Youth Literacy Join us at EZ's for a night of board gaming in support of Book Buddies. Nerd Night is holding a book drive to collect books for this year’s fairs. Bring your new or gently used children's books! Use our game library or bring your own. Book Idea List HERE: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1WZZHJYQ11YRJ?&sort=price-asc (Hint: Shop at http://smile.amazon.com and select San Antonio Nerd Night as your charity! We receive a tiny donation at no cost to you with every purchase.) Book Buddies is an initiative of San Antonio Youth Literacy. Book Buddies collects books suitable for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade and distributes them at the end of the school year in free book fairs at their Reading Buddy Schools. Children choose books to take home to read over the summer, which helps prevent the “summer slide” — a regression in learning over summer vacation when they are not being actively taught. Studies also show that children who grow up in homes without books, and who are not read to as children, are far more likely to fall behind in school, fail to complete high school, and suffer the unfortunate outcomes associated with failure: drug use, criminal behavior, early pregnancy, etc. San Antonio Youth Literacy developed Book Buddies as an offshoot of their Reading Buddy program, which exists in San Antonio Title 1 schools where at least 75% of the families are below the poverty line. Children at these schools attend the free book fairs at the end of the school year and take the books home and keep them as their own. They can read them over the summer, share them with family and friends, or even their parents. In many cases these donated books are the only books in the home. An added benefit is that children in more advantaged homes learn to share their no longer needed books with another child. Everybody wins!

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  • April Nerd Night @ Geekdom: SAYL Book Buddies

    Geekdom Basement

    Join us at Geekdom for a night of board gaming in support of Book Buddies. Nerd Night is holding a book drive to collect books for this year’s fairs. Bring your new or gently used children's books! Use our resident game library or bring your own. **Due to an event at the Geekdom Event Centre this weekend, we will have Nerd Night in the basement of the Rand building. We will be monitoring the door from 6:30pm-8:00pm, outside that time you will need to text us ( or FB message or Meetup msg) for entry. Apologies for the inconvenience.** Book Idea List HERE: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1WZZHJYQ11YRJ?&sort=price-asc (Hint: Shop at http://smile.amazon.com and select San Antonio Nerd Night as your charity! We receive a tiny donation at no cost to you with every purchase.) Book Buddies is an initiative of San Antonio Youth Literacy. Book Buddies collects books suitable for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade and distributes them at the end of the school year in free book fairs at their Reading Buddy Schools. Children choose books to take home to read over the summer, which helps prevent the “summer slide” — a regression in learning over summer vacation when they are not being actively taught. Studies also show that children who grow up in homes without books, and who are not read to as children, are far more likely to fall behind in school, fail to complete high school, and suffer the unfortunate outcomes associated with failure: drug use, criminal behavior, early pregnancy, etc. San Antonio Youth Literacy developed Book Buddies as an offshoot of their Reading Buddy program, which exists in San Antonio Title 1 schools where at least 75% of the families are below the poverty line. Children at these schools attend the free book fairs at the end of the school year and take the books home and keep them as their own. They can read them over the summer, share them with family and friends, or even their parents. In many cases these donated books are the only books in the home. An added benefit is that children in more advantaged homes learn to share their no longer needed books with another child. Everybody wins!

  • April Nerd Night @ Cherrity Bar: SAYL Book Buddies

    The Cherrity Bar

    Join us at The Cherrity Bar for a night of board gaming in support of Book Buddies. Nerd Night is holding a book drive to collect books for this year’s fairs. Bring your new or gently used children's books! Use Cherrity's resident game library or bring your own. Book Idea List HERE: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1WZZHJYQ11YRJ?&sort=price-asc (Hint: Shop at http://smile.amazon.com and select San Antonio Nerd Night as your charity! We receive a tiny donation at no cost to you with every purchase.) Book Buddies is an initiative of San Antonio Youth Literacy. Book Buddies collects books suitable for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade and distributes them at the end of the school year in free book fairs at their Reading Buddy Schools. Children choose books to take home to read over the summer, which helps prevent the “summer slide” — a regression in learning over summer vacation when they are not being actively taught. Studies also show that children who grow up in homes without books, and who are not read to as children, are far more likely to fall behind in school, fail to complete high school, and suffer the unfortunate outcomes associated with failure: drug use, criminal behavior, early pregnancy, etc. San Antonio Youth Literacy developed Book Buddies as an offshoot of their Reading Buddy program, which exists in San Antonio Title 1 schools where at least 75% of the families are below the poverty line. Children at these schools attend the free book fairs at the end of the school year and take the books home and keep them as their own. They can read them over the summer, share them with family and friends, or even their parents. In many cases these donated books are the only books in the home. An added benefit is that children in more advantaged homes learn to share their no longer needed books with another child. Everybody wins!

  • March Nerd Night @ Knight Watch Games: Merced Housing Texas

    Beneficiary organization: Merced Housing Texas Please join us at Knight Watch Games to support Merced Housing Texas, a nonprofit that works to create and strengthen healthy communities. They have several programs, including: Multifamily Program: Merced owns, manages or has developed 13 apartment communities with affordable homes for people across the state of Texas. Resident Services Program: Supportive services are provided to residents in the areas of education, employment, financial literacy and health. These include free lunch programs, computer classes, health screenings and much more. Owner-Occupied Repair Program: Merced makes health and safety-related repairs for extremely low-income senior and disabled homeowners who can no longer afford to keep their homes safe, sanitary or structurally sound. WISH LIST: TOILET PAPER LAUNDRY DETERGENT (both may be any size, any brand)

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  • GaMExpo 4.0

    Hilton San Antonio Airport

    It's time for the best little game convention in Texas - after hearing attendee feedback last November, GaMExpo 4.0 has moved to the Spring and changed its location! Nerd Night will be present at the con for all three days, both in an informational capacity (we'll have a table in the vendor area) and also in an event capacity - we will be running several game tournaments throughout the weekend! See the schedule for more info. Some highlights: 3 days of board games and RPGs including D&D Adventurer's League play, the ever-popular Tabletop Game Jam hosted by Game Crafter, a brand new MOBILE Game Jam sponsored by Razer, tournaments and playtesting, a cosplay contest, LARP and tons of panels for a wide variety of interests. If you are interested in volunteering at the con, you can contact Stephanie via message here or at [masked], or send an email to [masked] -- 9 hours of volunteer time nets you a free badge! If you just want to experience the con as an attendee, that's awesome too -- visit https://tabletop.events/conventions/gamexpo-4.0/badgetypes to purchase badges. One-day badges are as low as $15, while a weekend badge can be had for only $40! For more information, see http://thegamexpo.com

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  • March Nerd Night @ Geekdom: Merced Housing Texas

    Geekdom Event Centre

    Beneficiary organization: Merced Housing Texas Please join us at Geekdom to support Merced Housing Texas, a nonprofit that works to create and strengthen healthy communities. They have several programs, including: Multifamily Program: Merced owns, manages or has developed 13 apartment communities with affordable homes for people across the state of Texas. Resident Services Program: Supportive services are provided to residents in the areas of education, employment, financial literacy and health. These include free lunch programs, computer classes, health screenings and much more. Owner-Occupied Repair Program: Merced makes health and safety-related repairs for extremely low-income senior and disabled homeowners who can no longer afford to keep their homes safe, sanitary or structurally sound. WISH LIST: TOILET PAPER LAUNDRY DETERGENT (both may be any size, any brand)

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  • March Nerd Night @ The Cherrity Bar: Merced Housing Texas

    Beneficiary organization: Merced Housing Texas Please join us at The Cherrity Bar to support Merced Housing Texas, a nonprofit that works to create and strengthen healthy communities. They have several programs, including: Multifamily Program: Merced owns, manages or has developed 13 apartment communities with affordable homes for people across the state of Texas. Resident Services Program: Supportive services are provided to residents in the areas of education, employment, financial literacy and health. These include free lunch programs, computer classes, health screenings and much more. Owner-Occupied Repair Program: Merced makes health and safety-related repairs for extremely low-income senior and disabled homeowners who can no longer afford to keep their homes safe, sanitary or structurally sound. WISH LIST: TOILET PAPER LAUNDRY DETERGENT (both may be any size, any brand)

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  • February Nerd Night @ Knight Watch Games: Snack Pak 4 Kids

    Beneficiary organization: Snack Pak 4 Kids - San Antonio Needed donation item(s): 16-18 oz Jars of Peanut Butter Please join us at Knight Watch Games for our monthly Fourth Sunday event (family friendly)! We will be inside playing board and card games of all types. Feel free to bring your own, or use the resident game library! Please join us for a night of board gaming as we support this month's beneficiary organization. SP4K strives to provide weekend food security to kids who might go hungry when not able to avail themselves of school meal programs provided during the week. In Bexar County alone, over 120,000 children are considered to be food insecure. Of those, it is estimated that 10-20% actually deal with chronic hunger (i.e. they lack adequate nutrition to lead a healthy, productive life). Snack Pak 4 Kids San Antonio works hard to be a learning enhancement tool for these kids, solving their weekend hunger issue so they can learn during the school week. Learn more: https://snackpak4kidssa.org/ The ONLY ITEM we are requesting as a donation for our February events is peanut butter. Size is important as these jars are sent home with kids and anything larger is too heavy or bulky for their backpacks. Please come out to join us and help us Game for Good! Hope to see you there!

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