With a little time and support, many people can get their lives back on track. Renee, a young single mother of three knows this all too well. She graduated from college recently and is starting a new career in 2014. That journey seemed impossible a year ago. After several surgeries, Renee was forced to drop out of school and quit working, leaving her unable to care for her children. Her world unraveled when inspectors scheduled her home for condemnation.
Guardian Angel Settlement Association was able to help Renee find an apartment and provide her with utility assistance, budgeting help and community resources while she got healthier. This year she was able to go back and finish college, which prepared her for work in the medical industry.
Your donations help Guardian Angel assist thousands of St. Louisians like Renee every year. Thanks to you, our services kept parents working, young children learning, seniors living in their own homes, and food on the table for more than 7,000 people in 2014. We were also able to offer new programs, like a self-sufficiency workshop series.
2014 Christmas Program
The Annual Christmas Program, co-sponsored by Kingdom House and St. Vincent DePaul Parish, is another great way to help people in need! Your donations will provide gifts, clothing and food to 600 families and 500 seniors. Any surplus will support our important year-round services. 2014 Giving Guidelines are below and a suggested items list is enclosed.
- Children – Donate new, unwrapped toys and clothing. (all ages/genders), worth $25
- Parents – Donate new, unwrapped clothing and household items, worth $25
- Seniors – Donate one new, wrapped requested item per senior, worth $30
- All – Donate food staples and household items.
Thank you for spreading holiday cheer and support to so many. Please send your tax-deductible, monetary donation along with the enclosed form by December 5th to Guardian Angel (1127 N. Vandeventer). Unwrapped Gifts and Food should be dropped off Sunday, December 7th, from 10am-3pm at St. Vincent DePaul Parish (1408 S. 10th Street).
To learn more about Guardian Angel, contact Brandon Sterling at (314)231-3188 x128. Please direct questions about the Christmas Program to Denise West at (314)773-9027.
Jessica Brandon, MBA, MS, NCC