Crack the Code for Charity
Your Home Town St. Louis Jeweler giving back to the Community
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Vincent's Jewelers Official Participating Charities
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Assistance League of St. Louis
Since 1987, Assistance League of St.Louis, has provided hope and joy to children and families in the St. Louis community through its philanthropic programs. Our all-volunteer organization comprises 400+ members who believe a giving heart and simple compassionate acts can make a world of difference.
Our programs include providing school uniforms and athletic shoes to deserving children, supplying teddy bears to comfort children and adults in traumatic situations, delivering activity kits to hospitals, schools and agencies, delivering personal care gift bags, clothes and household items for women and children in shelters and providing short-term assistance to individuals in need.
In addition, Assistance League of St. Louis owns and manages the Fantastic Finds resale shop in Bellerive Plaza, Creve Coeur, MO. All sales proceeds are returned to the community through our philanthropic programs.
The scope of our work in the community is reflected in our statistics.
Assistance League outfitted 3,520 children from 25 area schools with new uniforms, socks, underwear, dental hygiene kits and a book. Another 3,580 children received clothing, hygiene kits and winter hats and gloves.
2,951 children in 30 area schools received athletic shoes and socks.
24,800 activity kits were provided to hospitals, schools and agencies.
Teddy bears were distributed to 26 agencies.
Since 2001: 13,000 lives have been improved by the gift bags distributed to shelters.
Since 2007: Our Outreach program, working in conjunction with other agencies, has provided assistance to over 44,200 people.
We are Assistance League of St. Louis-Caring and Commitment in Action.
Catholic Charities of St. Louis
Catholic Charities of St. Louis has been helping people in need since 1912. Organized as a federation of eight agencies, Catholic Charities assists 124,000 people annually and serves 11 counties in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Catholic Charities Central Office provides advocacy, centralized administration, accreditation, human resources, communications, quality assurance and fund development for the eight agencies that make up the Catholic Charities Federation. Catholic Charities serves a wide range of people: children who are dependent, abused and neglected; adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; women who are abused; parents and children requiring family counseling; people struggling as the result of drug abuse or alcoholism; older adults with special needs; and many more. Catholic Charities seeks to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect, empower to people to make permanent changes in their lives and support people to lead self-sufficient, dignified lives.
To learn more about the Catholic Charities Federation, go to ccstl.org,
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Crisis Nursery-St. Louis
SAVING BABIES’ LIVES… KEEPING KIDS SAFE… BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES
The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing short-term, safe havens to 7,500 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. Since 1986, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 74,000 children, and provided support and counseling to more than 88,500 families.
History: On July 21, 1986, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery (SLCN), the first Crisis Nursery in the state of Missouri founded by the Junior League of St. Louis, the Coalition of 100 Black Women and Deaconess Hospital, opened its doors at Deaconess Hospital (later called Forest Park Community Hospital-now closed) with seven beds. In our 29 year history of providing Crisis Nursery services, the SLCN has expanded beds by more than 500% with four additional locations:
The SLCN now provides crisis care services for 47 children, birth to 12, throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles region. The SLCN also operates seven Outreach Centers where counseling and parent education is provided. Primary programs include:24 Hour Helpline, S.O.S. for Kids, Family Empowerment Program (FEP).
For details, call (314) 292-5770 or visit www.crisisnurserykids.org.
Cor Jesu Academy
Cor Jesu Academy, a Catholic, college-preparatory school founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, offers an academically challenging program, committed to the total education of young women. Inspired by the charism “SHARING THE LOVE OF THE HEART OF CHRIST,” students embrace personal dignity, faith, integrity and compassion. Empowered intellectually, spiritually, and morally, graduates serve as responsible members of the global community.
Cor Jesu Academy will be nationally recognized as the leading Catholic college-preparatory school for women. In this environment, Cor Jesu Academy creates a caring community of young women, who accept and share God's love. Affirmed in her own personal dignity, the Cor Jesu Academy student transforms the world through her faith, compassion, integrity and impassioned service.
Throughout the school's history, continued efforts toward excellence have resulted in expanded curriculum and co-curricular activities, as well as increased numbers of faculty members and students. The faculty of Cor Jesu Academy is composed of dedicated religious and lay professionals. The religious Sisters are members of the community of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Currently there are five Apostles and forty-nine lay men and women on the faculty and 19 staff members. Eighty-three percent of the faculty have a master's degree or above.
Above all, continued affirmation of the values of the individual with a sharing community has underlined the distinctive quality of Catholic education offered by Cor Jesu Academy.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Jewish Family & Children’s Service was created in 1871 and is among the oldest social service agencies in St. Louis, a charter member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis as well as the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
In 2015, JF&CS touched the lives of over 200,000 individuals from all different faiths and backgrounds. We help people throughout the St. Louis area who are going through hard times, regardless of religion.
In the course of a week, we test and assess children for developmental, behavioral and learning challenges. We counsel individuals, couples, families and children in matters of abuse, depression, anxiety, marriage, divorce and parent-child relationships. We help older adults remain independent in their homes with the help of our homemaker program. We provide pastoral care visits to Jewish older adults living in long –term care facilities, as well as in their own homes. Our Child Abuse Prevention staff deliver presentations in local schools about sexual harassment, internet safety and cyber-bullying.
The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry began in 1991 and grew from helping 40 families a year to serving more than 7,000 people each month. As the largest food pantry in St. Louis County the HKJFP operates 5 days per week and resides in a new 20,000 square foot facility.
The clients served by JF&CS desperately want to get back on their feet and contribute to the community, but often lack the resources and skills needed to do so on their own. By successfully addressing these needs, we are enhancing their lives as well as the quality of our community.
LaSalle Retreat Center
La Salle Retreat Center hosts overnight and day retreats for churches and schools throughout the St. Louis area, providing a place for programs like ACTS, Kairos, class retreats, staff days of reflection, service trips, small group retreats, and business meetings. We welcome groups of all faiths. Last year 90 retreats took place at La Salle and we served more than 1,000 students and 2,200 adults. La Salle was founded in 1886 as a place of formation for young men studying to be Christian Brothers. Now the historic, beautiful grounds offer a truly unique place for people to find hospitality and peace. Nestled in the wooded hills of Glencoe, Missouri, and yet just 30 minutes outside of St. Louis, our facility offers a picturesque and awe-inspiring setting for a reflective and spiritual experience.
We believe retreat ministry matters because when a retreat ends, its impact has only just begun. People leave refreshed and renewed—ready to bring God’s light to their families, schools, workplaces, and communities, in a ripple effect that keeps expanding outward. We are grateful to be supported by many generous donors, whose contributions allow us to continue this work.
Thank you for reading about La Salle Retreat Center! Please visit www.lasalleretreat.org for more information or call (636) 938-5374.
Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club
The Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club produces physically active, well-educated and hopeful children with family at the center of our efforts. We help youth maintain and improve their grades, while providing training and funds to make college both an expectation and a reality. We level the economic playing field by offering professional development resources to create better-prepared members of the workforce. We use the arts, sports and health programming to encourage critical thinking, teamwork and healthier lifestyles. More than 3,194 youth are impacted by direct services and another 17,000 with one-time, episodic programming. All of this is accomplished through the power of partnerships and dedication of volunteers.
Our Little Haven
Our Little Haven was founded by St. Louisans Scott and Kathleen Hummel, who realized more children could receive healing care early in their lives through early intervention. Since 1993, Our Little Haven has grown from a single program serving 30 children annually to four programs serving more than 400 children and families each year. We specialize in care for young children and families, and help them heal from behavioral, emotional or mental health challenges so they can be stable in home, family, school and community. Early intervention builds foundations for productive, healthy lives full of promise. Our Little Haven has shown that when children and families have appropriate treatment services, even those who had a very rough start can succeed. Without Our Little Haven, these children and families would have no way to access professional care and beat the odds. “We will always be grateful for helping our daughter through her behavioral issues. She is at the top of her kindergarten class and she’s a happy little girl again.” ---a preschool parent.
Care includes Keystone Mental Health Services, Our Little Academy Therapeutic Preschool, Medical Case Management and Foster Care Case Management at the Taylor Family Care Center. Great things happen when we care for children and families, Mind, Body and Soul. Learn more, and donate to help more kids heal and grow strong at www.ourlittlehaven.org.
Rx Outreach is a nonprofit pharmacy that helps people in need.
The CDC reports that 125,000 people will die this year because they don’t take their medications as prescribed. Many simply because they can’t afford it. That shouldn’t happen in this country of plenty and why Rx Outreach was created. Started as a program of Express Scripts, Rx Outreach spun off in 2010 to become an independent nonprofit organization, to serve low-income people. As one of our client’s wrote, “There is no way I would be able to afford the medication I have been prescribed. This has been a very scary and stressful situation for me but now at least I don’t have to stress over the cost.” .
We provide quality affordable medications for people battling cancer, diabetes, heart problems, and seizures, among others. Since spinning off, Rx Outreach has more than tripled in size and now each year more than 85,000 Rx Outreach people get the life-saving medicine they need.
Rx Outreach focuses on serving people who are low-income and uninsured or underinsured. People who, without assistance, would otherwise go without their medications or be faced with heart-wrenching choices such as buying food or medicine.
Your donation helps make medicine more affordable so people battling a chronic disease can care for themselves and their families. Visit www.RxOutreach.org to learn more about how you can make a difference for people in your community.
Rx Outreach… Affordable. Easy. Trusted.
St. John Vianney High School
St. John Vianney High School, located in Kirkwood, MO, is dedicated to forming young men for spiritual, academic and personal excellence in the Catholic, Marianist tradition. Vianney serves about 650 students using a two-semester, college-style schedule. Vianney has garnered many prestigious awards, including being named a 2014 National School of Excellence for its commitment to Catholic identity, an enhanced academic program and in civic education. Vianney was founded by the Society of Mary, and Marianists brothers and priests continue to manage the religious order today. Learn more about Vianney on the school website – vianney.com.
United Cerebral Palsy Heartland
Founded in 1953, United Cerebral Palsy Heartland (UCP Heartland) is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to supporting individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injury (TBI). UCP Heartland helps to enhance the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.
We believe that individuals with even the most challenging disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services, integrated employment opportunities with competitive wages and career opportunities. We also promote full inclusion in community life by providing resource and referral, advocacy, and community integration services.
The mission of UCP is to provide the highest quality of programs, services and supports while advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with disabilities in Central and Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.
UCP Heartland provides five primary services, including Children's Services, Family Support Services, Adult Day Services, Residential Services and Employment Services.