“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.” Guardian Angel Settlement Association would like to thank everyone that supports our service to the less fortunate.
We provided help to 7,048 at-risk individuals in 2012. Our services kept seniors housed, young children fed, families healthy and parents working. Your donations have funded our early childhood development center and vital emergency assistance services like our food pantry, thrift store, and utility and rental assistance program, as well as our self-sufficiency programs.
Co-sponsored by Kingdom House and St. Vincent DePaul Parish, the Annual Christmas Program is one of many ways Guardian Angel provides relief and hope to our neighbors. Your contributions provided gifts, clothing and food to over 600 families and 500 seniors last year alone. Your donations fill our Christmas Shop where parents are able to shop for clothing and gifts that they know their children will love! (Suggested gifts list enclosed.) Seniors request specific gifts that you purchase and wrap, and our volunteers home deliver with a box of food. As always, surplus donations support our important year-round programming.
- Children – Donate new, unwrapped toys and clothing. (any age, any gender)
- Parents – Donate new, unwrapped clothing and household items.
- Seniors – Donate one new, wrapped requested item per senior.
- All – Donate food staples and household items.
Guardian Angel is committed to providing a hand up, not a hand out. Therefore, all Christmas Program participants are also involved in other services at GASA to help them become more self-sufficient.
Thank you for supporting our mission to improve the quality of life for those in need. Please send the enclosed donation confirmation form by December 6th to Guardian Angel (1127 N. Vandeventer). Gifts and Food should be dropped off Sunday, December 8th at St. Vincent’s Parish (1408 S. 10th Street) from 10am-4pm.
If you have questions about the Christmas Program or would like to arrange an alternate delivery date, please contact Denise West, Social Services Director at (314)773-9027.
Warmest Holiday Wishes,
Jessica Brandon, MBA, MS, NCC