Last year, we shared a story about Renee – a young single mother of three who was faced with challenges that many of us may not have to ever endure during our lifetimes: having access to healthcare, education and a place to live. This year, we celebrate all that Renee has achieved including getting healthy, completing her associate’s degree and finding an apartment that she and her children now call home.
Because of your generosity, Renee was able to take the first step on her path to possible. With your ongoing support of Guardian Angel Settlement Association, together we offer Renee and her family hope, not just help.
GASA gives hope to over 7,000 individuals and families in the City of St. Louis who, just like Renee, are ready to take their first step on the path to possible. Adults count on GASA to gain new job skills; parents count on GASA to help keep their young children learning; seniors count on GASA to connect them to resources so they can remain living in their own homes; many count on GASA to fill in an occasional meal. GASA listens to those that come to us from wherever for whatever, whenever. Once we understand why someone comes to us, we simply connect them to what they need – not tell them what they need to do.
This holiday season, will you give hope to over 700 families and seniors by supporting GASA’s Annual Christmas Program? Guidelines for giving gifts are below; a suggested items list is also enclosed:
- Children – Spread the holiday cheer by donating a toy and clothing item per child
- Parents – Help a parent or caregiver get in the spirit by donating something they need
- Seniors – Let a senior know they are remembered by donating an item from their wish list
- All – Offer a household some relief by donating food staples and household items, like paper products, toiletries, diapers, etc.
Thank you for ensuring donated items are new, unwrapped and valued at $25 or more. As in previous years, surplus will be used to meet the year-round needs of families and seniors!
Please note the date and the new drop-off location for gifts and food: Guardian Angel Social Services, 2700 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 on Sunday, December 6, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Of course, your tax-deductible monetary gifts are also welcome. Please complete the enclosed form and mail, along with your gift to GASA, 1127 North Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113.
For more information about this year’s Christmas Program, contact Matt LeDuc, 314.773.9027. For information about Guardian Angel, visit our website: www.gasastl.org.
Warmest Holiday Wishes,
Jessica Brandon, MBA, MS, NCC
President & CEO