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Welcome to Guardian Angel Settlement Association. Through our social services programs and our developmental childcare program, as well as through community outreach, we work to improve the lives of those struggling with poverty.

 

 

Visit our resale store at 2700 Cherokee Street and shop with purpose. All sales help support our programs!

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Privacy

Privacy Policy: No donor information is shared with any individual or organization. We do not sell or exchange mailing lists. The only access to donor information is via the donor him/herself. We only collect donor information which is supplied by the donor him/herself. Our online contributions are routed through PayPal, which has a secure site, and our internal donor information is limited to select staff and password protected.

Legal

Please view our nondiscriminatory policy here.

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About Us

Mission and Vision

Mission

The mission of Guardian Angel Settlement Association is to serve people living in poverty by helping them improve the quality of their lives and achieve economic independence.

Vision

Guardian Angel Settlement Association (GASA) has been serving those in need for more than 150 years. Established in 1859 by the Daughters of Charity as an orphanage for young immigrant girls, we have evolved into an agency serving children, teens, families and older adults.

We work daily to educate and empower those we serve through appropriate programs and services. We are a constant sign of hope in the inner city due largely to the effort and support of the board of directors, support of the United Way, a dedicated and professional staff as well as numerous volunteers throughout the St. Louis area who devote more than 11,000 hours annually.

Governance

Our Executive Team

Jessica Brandon, President & CEO

Mary Schomaker, Finance Director

Latasha Davis, Social Services Director

Gloria Sewell, Childcare Director

Our Board of Directors

President Steve Degnan, Nestle Purina
Vice PresidentLynn Davis, Rubin Brown 
Secretary Mike O’Leary, Kicking Cow Promotions
Treasurer – Scott Cochran, RGA Reinsurance Company

Jane Akers, Community Volunteer

Michelle Brady, MMB Music

Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, Ascension Health

Sr. Mary Catherine Dunn, DC, Community Volunteer

Ellen Wyatt-Dunne, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C.

Victor Franklin, Self-Employed Real Estate

Mahendra Gupta, Washington University

Dave Heger, Edward Jones

Adam Hickey, Cannonball

Bill Hinderer, Tacony Corporation

Jesus Madrazo, Monsanto

Kim Massie, Self-Employed Singer

Tom O’Connell, Purk and Associates

Tara Oglesby, Ameren Missouri

Valerie Patton, St. Louis Regional Chamber

Br. Bill Rehg, St. Louis University

Wilma Schopp, Sigma Aldrich

Michael Todt, Todt, Ryan, & McCulloch, L.L.C.

Sr. Damian Wetzel, D.C., Community Volunteer

Joe Wiley, Quest Management Consultant

Kathy Miller Williams, Remax Gold

Updated 11/10/2016

Career Opportunities

Guardian Angel Settlement Association strives to offer quality care and services for St. Louis’ most vulnerable residents. Qualified and dedicated staff make this a reality.

OPEN POSITIONS

Please carefully follow the instructions included in the job description to apply:

Accountability

990s & Audits

Download GASA Form 990 Tax Returns and Audits.

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Major Supporters

Some of the many companies and organizations that contribute to Guardian Angel Settlement Association:

Ascension Health
Ameren Missouri
Boeing Employees Community Fund
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
BJC Healthcare
Centric Group
City of St. Louis – Affordable Housing Trust Fund
City of St. Louis – Community Development Administration
Combined Federal Campaign
Commercial Bank
Edward Jones
Head Start / Early Head Start
Herbert and Adrian Woods Foundation
Garrett Paper
Mavrik Jewelry
Monsanto
Nestle Purina
Novus Interanational
Procter & Gamble
RubinBrown
Saigh Foundation
St. Louis Service Bureau
Tacony Corporation
United Way of Greater St. Louis
Universal Printing
Vatterot Foundation
Westermann Foundation

Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report / 2014 Annual Report Summary

2013 Annual Report / 2013 Annual Report Summary

2012 Annual Report / 2012 Annual Report Summary

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

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History

Founded Aug. 31, 1859 by the Daughters of Charity, we meet the needs of children living in poverty through our accredited and licensed developmental childcare programs, available at our Child Development facility at 1127 North Vandeventer in the City of St. Louis. Additionally, we provide emergency and direct assistance to families, seniors and individuals from our Hosea House site on Gravois. Social Service programs include senior services, food pantry, thrift store, Christmas program, Back To School programs and more.

Historical Timeline

1859
Founded in Saint Louis, Missouri by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, an order of Roman Catholic women religious, as the House of the Guardian Angel, to serve “orphaned and friendless girls over 12 years of age.”
1865
Sponsorship of Agency transferred from the St. Louis Archdiocese to the Daughters of Charity.
1881
Major renovation of the original Agency building at 1029 Marion completed.
1896
The Great Cyclone of 1896 causes extensive damage to the Agency building.
1911
Becomes one of the first Catholic Settlement Houses in the United States; governance transferred to a lay board of directors; the name is formally changed to Guardian Angel Settlement. A settlement house is an institution located within the community to which it provides assistance
1933
Becomes a member of United Charities, the forerunner of the United Way of Greater Saint Louis.
1963
To make way for a new City park, the agency moves to the Darst-Webbe public housing project on Saint Louis’ Near South Side.
1971
Establishes the Saint Patrick Day Care Center at 1200 North Sixth Street on the Near North Side.
1981
Establishes the De Sales Day Care Center at 2652 Iowa St.
1988
Transfers its headquarters to 1022 Saint Ange Lane, the site of the former Holy Guardian Angel parish.
1992
Social Services Department expands into the adjacent former school building.
2000
St. Patrick Day Care Center is closed and Gabriel Child Care Center is opened in the Cochran Community Center.
2001
Takes over the operations and management of Hosea House, a 25-year-old social agency.
2007
Begins fundraising efforts for the new Child Development Center.
2009
Groundbreaking for Child Development Center occurs on Feb. 19, 2009.
2009
Agency celebrates 150th anniversary of serving the poor in St. Louis, August 31, 2009.
2009
Ribbon cutting for Child Development Center (current headquarters location) occurs on October 29, 2009.
2013
Establishes first permanent fund, the Sr. Annalee Faherty, D.C. Service Endowment.

Our Work

Guardian Angel moves people from crisis to self-sufficiency!

Our services areas are early childhood development, emergency assistance and self-sufficiency. We operate two program sites:

At our Social Services Site we are committed to:

  • Eradicating HungerClient-Choice Food Pantry
  • Reducing HomelessnessUtility & Rental Assistance Program
  • Safeguarding HealthPrescription Aid & Health Awareness 
  • Inspiring IndependenceSelf-Sufficiency Counseling & Workshops

At the Child Development Center we are committed to:

  • Kindergarten Readiness Focuses on early reading and a love for learning
  • Child Development Facilitating mental, physical, and social growth.
  • Empowering Parents – 100% of parents work or attend school.

 At the Angel Boutique Resale Shop we are committed to:

  • Professionalism  Providing a pleasurable shopping experience
  • Quality  – Selling goods that are desirable to thrifters and casual antiquers
  • Volunteerism – Using volunteer experiences to create strong neighborhood bonds
  • Work ReadinessProviding  hands-on job training to job seekers
  • Social Entrepreneurship  – Using revenue to support programs for those in need

To learn more about our specific programs, please use the links at the left.

Developmental Childcare

Guardian Angel Settlement Association’s Childcare Center offers programs for children from birth to six years of age. Our dedicated, well-trained staff provides your child the best possible start in life, and the cost of care is based on your family’s ability to pay. The Center is licensed and accredited and is a partner of Head Start and Early Head Start.

Attendance

Our new Childcare Center’s hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All children attending must be dropped off at the Center no later than 9:30 a.m. If your child will be dropped off later than 9:30 a.m., please call the Center at 314.231.3188.

We retain the right not to accept children who frequently arrive after 9:30 a.m.

Pick-up time is as important as drop-off time. Your child must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. If you do not pick your child up on time, you will be charged a late fee of $5 for every 15 minutes after 5:30 p.m. that your child remains at the Center, beginning at 5:35 p.m.

You must notify the Center when your child is going to be absent, and if ill, please describe the cause of the illness.

Cost of Care

Families pay a fee for childcare. The fee is set according to a sliding scale based on the family’s gross monthly income and its total number of dependents.

Many families are eligible for state subsidized childcare. To qualify, your income must meet the eligibility requirements, and you must need childcare because you are employed, in school or in training.

Fees are payable one week in advance, and we collect fees on Monday mornings. Families wishing to make alternate arrangements must discuss them in advance with the Childcare Director when enrolling their child.

No child will be admitted to the Center if payments are not up-to-date.

Full tuition is charged for all days including agency holidays and family vacations. One exception to this rule is if your child is absent for a full week due to illness. In such cases, the weekly tuition fee is reduced by half, and you may need to submit a doctor’s statement before your child is allowed to return to the Center.

Orientation

All children need a little time to become oriented to a new environment. On the first day at the Center, we recommend that both parent and child visit for the morning. On the second day, the child may stay half or all day, depending on how well he or she is adjusting. On the third day, the child may stay all day.

Health Care Policies

All children are required to have a medical examination prior to admission to the Center and annually thereafter. The Center provided forms that should be completed by your doctor or clinic. Your child’s immunization record must be up-to-date prior to admission.

A staff member will conduct a daily health check of all children at the Center. The person dropping the child off must remain for this check. If any symptoms of illness are found, the child must be taken home. If your child becomes ill while at the Center, you will be notified immediately and be required to have someone care for your child when he or she is ill and cannot come to the Center.

If your child is absent due to a contagious disease, you must submit a doctor’s statement before the child is allowed to return. We typically offer vision and hearing screenings and immunization opportunities at the Center.

The Childcare Director will help you arrange treatment for other concerns. helping kids get the best possible start

Vacations and Holidays

We are open all year except for New Year’s Eve and Day; Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day and the day after; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are also closed for two professional training days in August and the days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Fieldtrips

We occasionally take the children on fieldtrips to points of interest in St. Louis, giving children the opportunity to expand their awareness of the world at large. Trips sites might include a play, museums, pumpkin picking, and the zoo as well as city and county parks.

Parent Participation

Your involvement has a great impact on your child’s progress. You are always welcome to visit the Center and join in your child’s classroom activities. Please plan to visit with your child’s teacher at least once a week. We are always available to answer your questions and to discuss your child’s progress. Parent-teacher conferences, meetings and other activities are scheduled throughout the year. We produce a flyer on parent activities and announce special events from time to time. Please feel free to make suggestions and recommendations about how parents can become more involved.

Social Services Department

We offer a wide array of programs to those in need, ranging from family services, senior citizen programs, holiday activities, youth services and programs and developmental childcare. These programs help bring stability and hope to those in need who reside in 63118 and 63104.

Emergency Assistance

Located at 2700 Cherokee, the Emergency Assistance Program provides direct assistance to families, seniors and individuals who are at risk for eviction, foreclosure and/or utility shut-off. While recognized as symptom of poverty, housing instability can also lead to financial distress for struggling households. Keeping people in their homes increases the likelihood of stable employment, good health and educational achievement.

People who receive direct housing aid also participate in one-on-one self-sufficiency counseling and/or workshops. These activities cover a variety of topics including financial literacy and budgeting, accessing community resources, negotiating payments with landlord and public utility companies, as well as finding education and employment programs.

Food Pantry

clientOver 50 million American go hungry every year? In the St. Louis Metro Area, nearly 156,000 don’t have enough to eat each day.

HOW WE CAN HELP

The Client-Choice Food Pantry  provides food assistance to people living in zip codes 63104 and 63118. The pantry stocks most staples, like canned foods, bread, pastas, rice, beans, etc. Fresh produce and meat are available on a limited basis. Rather than provide pre-boxed food, Guardian Angel allows clients to “shop” for food, based on dietary and religious needs.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by Appointment.

NEED FOOD RIGHT AWAY?

If you have an urgent food need, you can request an emergency bag right away. Follow-up appointments are usually available within 24hrs.

READY FOR A CHANGE?

Guardian Angel provides self-sufficiency counseling and workshops to people who like to learn new skills, like budgeting, preparing for job interviews and managing public benefits. Call (314)773-9027 for more information.

DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

If you represent a school, faith-based, corporate or social group that would like to schedule regular donation drop-offs, please contact us today.

  • Food drives keep program overhead low and ensure that Guardian Angel never has to turn away someone in need.

Angel Boutique

Thrifty BoutiqueDo you love a great bargain or just want to make your hard earned dollar go further? The Angel Boutique Resale Shop is here!
Proceeds benefit Guardian Angel’s social service programs that provide emergency assistance and self-sufficiency programs!

Gently Used
• Casual Clothing
• Business Attire
• Coats & Jackets
• Blazers & Sweaters
• Handbags & Accessories
• Small Electronics
• Musical Instruments
• Dress Shoes
• Athletic Shoes
• Household items
• Working Appliances
• Living & Dining Room Sets
• Desks, Lounges & Chairs
• Household Items
• And much more!
Store Address & Hours
• 2700 Cherokee Street
•Tuesday-Saturday. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
• We are currently accepting donations.
• Pick-up is available for large amounts.
Store Contanct:  Michelle Pruitt  (314) 773-9027
Volunteer Positions Available
• Cashier
• Sorter
• Pricer
Request Volunteer Information

Positive work references are available for volunteers who are trying to learn new skills and build their work history!

Store With A Mission
Whether you’re donating or shopping at the Angel Boutique, you’re making a difference. Proceeds are used to provide programs like early childhood education, rental assistance and self-sufficiency workshops!

Senior Services

No senior should have to live a life of uncertainty and need. Guardian Angel provides critical emergency assistance and self-sufficiency programs to under-resourced senior citizens who want to increase their quality of life and live independently. Seniors can take advantage of budgeting assistance, life skills training, benefits assistance and consumer education referrals. Volunteer opportunities are also available to senior citizens who want to remain active and productive in their community.

 

Holiday and Seasonal Programs

Guardian Angel

Back to School Program
Jointly sponsored by Guardian Angel Settlement Association and its community partners, this program coordinates the distribution of school supplies, backpacks and shoes to up to 1,000 Pre-K through 12 Grade Students.

Thanksgiving Dinner Program
As a part of year-round strategy for addressing hunger Guardian Angel Settlement Association offers food to families in need, as well as directing donations to St. Vincent DePaul Church, where a community dinner is held on Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas Program
Jointly sponsored by Guardian Angel Settlement Association and its community partners, this program coordinates the distribution  of food, clothing, and gifts to 600 families and 500 seniors.

Client Success Stories

LaTasha, A Home Of Our Own

Rose Mary Remembers

A Place for Ericka and Her Children

Renee, From Homeless to Hopeful

 

 

Join Us

Our future depends upon the generosity of donors, volunteers and the funding available through a variety of programs. It is also made bright by gifts made through estate planning, or planned giving. Planned gifts help increase our financial security and ensure continuation and expansion of our services and programs for generations to come.

Gifts to GASA can play an important role in reducing your capital gains taxes, increasing your charitable income tax deduction, and reducing your estate and gift taxes.

To avoid legal challenges and guarantee Guardian Angel receives your bequest, please be sure to use the following language for all planned gifts:

Guardian Angel Settlement Association
1127 North Vandeventer Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113

For more information about estate planning or to request a copy of The Messenger , our publication for financial supporters, contact our Director of Development, at (314) 231-3188 x128.

Please note that the information provided herein is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice and is merely provided for your consideration. Please consult with your own accountant and/or attorney to determine the best type of gift for your personal and charitable objectives and to assess the implications of a donation on your individual tax status.

Donate

Guardian Angel is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Your donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.

Make online donations below or  mail gifts to:

Guardian Angel Settlement Association
1127 North Vandeventer Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113

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For over a century and a half Guardian Angel has been there for St. Louisians in Need!
Other ways to support to Guardian Angel:
Corporate Matching Gifts
Sr. Annalee Faherty, D.C. Service Endowment
Planning Giving Information
Guardian Angel Settlement Association

Legacy of Giving

Turn Your Good Intentions Into Action

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To expedite your good intentions, here is a recommended clause for making an outright unrestricted bequest to Guardian Angel Settlement:

“Guardian Angel Settlement Association, a Missouri not-for-profit Corporation, is to receive the sum of (indicate specific amount, percentage or “rest and residue” of the estat

e). This bequest is unrestricted, and the Board of Governors or other governing body may use and expend the same for the benefit of Guardian Angel Settlement Association, in any manner it deems appropriate.”

The preceding clause, of course, is only a suggested example. Always consult your attorney for specific legal advice. Should you wish to make a bequest to Guardian Angel Settlement Association that is restricted to a specific purpose, such as an endowment, program or service area, please contact us for examples of appropriate wording.

Wills

Your bequest to GASA can be a specified amount of cash, an investment fund or piece of property, a percentage of the entire estate or percentage of a specified investment, or a contingent designation taking effect only if your other beneficiaries fail to survive you.

Being generous in your will or trust is a way to continue your values beyond your lifetime. For many individuals or couples, this helps them achieve their dream of making a “gift of a lifetime.”

Bequests work particularly well if you wish to support GASA but might not have the cash or assets to do so now. It’s easy to include a bequest to GASA directly in your will/trust or in a codicil to your will/trust.

Larger bequests can establish an endowment in which the principal can be sustained while the derived income is used for specific and significant purposes. Through an endowment you can memorialize a family member and/or yourself in perpetuity. If you are thinking of establishing such a gift, please contact us for appropriate verbiage.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity allows you to contribute to Guardian Angel Settlement Association and receive guaranteed payments for the rest of your life or for the joint lives of you and your spouse or another individual. You will receive an income tax deduction when you make the gift and valuable tax benefits each year. Guardian Angel Settlement Charitable Gift Annuities are available for a minimum contribution of $10,000.

Rates vary by the age of the contributor.

Life Insurance

Benefits from life insurance owned by you at the time of your death will be included in your estate. If you designate Guardian Angel as the beneficiary, your estate will receive an estate tax deduction equal to the full amount of the insurance benefit. You can donate an existing policy and receive a tax deduction for the current value now.

Personal Property

You may provide for the bequest of personal property such as jewelry, collectibles or vehicles to Guardian Angel Settlement Association in your estate plans. Special rules apply when making planned gifts of personal property, so please be sure to consult your attorney as well as Guardian Angel Settlement before making such provisions.

Real Estate

No gift of real property shall be accepted without first being appraised and examined for potential liability under environmental impact laws. Guardian Angel Settlement Association reserves the right to reject any gifts of real property.

Bequests:  Real Estate may be donated to Guardian Angel Settlement Association by providing specifically for it in your will. Real Estate donated to Guardian Angel Settlement Association upon your death escapes estate taxation.

Retained Life Interests:  You can donate your home or farm to Guardian Angel Settlement Association while you are living, receive a tax deduction and retain the right to live in or use the property for the rest of your life.

Retirement Benefits

Assets in your 401(k), pension, IRA or other retirement plan will be subject to estate and income taxes when you die. They may also be subject to generation-skipping taxes. This double, or triple, taxation means your beneficiaries could potentially receive less than 20% of your retirement assets! If you name Guardian Angel Settlement Association as the beneficiary, there will be no taxes.

Trusts

Revocable Living Trusts are not subject to probate. They remain private and avoid public scrutiny. When you die, a trust will save time, expense, publicity and frustration for those you love. Trusts also assure seamless administration of your assets at your death or in the event you become incapacitated.

Charitable Remainder Trusts enable you to contribute to Guardian Angel Settlement Association and receive guaranteed payments for life or a period of years through a trust designed by you with the help of your lawyer. Payments may either be a fixed amount or a fixed percentage of the trust assets. A Charitable Remainder Trust offers gift, estate and income tax benefits. Because you design this trust yourself, it is more versatile than a Charitable Gift Annuity.

The reverse of a Charitable Remainder Trust, a Charitable Lead Trust will pay Guardian Angel Settlement Association income during your life, someone else’s life, or for a fixed number of years. Your beneficiaries will receive the remainder. You will be able to design the trust to fit your particular needs. Charitable Lead Trust assets are not taxable in your estate when you die, thereby providing valuable income, gift and estate tax benefits.

Donor Privacy

Guardian Angel Settlement Association (GASA) respects the privacy of our donors. We maintain the following policies to assure our donors that their personal information will be protected and will not be shared with any third party.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

GASA collects, uses, and maintains the following information from donors:

  • Contact Information: information name, company name, job title, complete address(es), telephone number(s), email address(es), family and constituent relationships (if applicable)
  • Donations Information: check numbers, credit card number and expiration date, amount donated, donor comments and suggestions, and giving history.

All credit card information is entered online through a secure page, sent to GASA and processed by our staff. Once an online donation is submitted secure measures are in place to ensure that a donor’s credit card information is not compromised.

INFORMATION USE
GASA will not sell, rent, or lease donor information to other organizations.

GASA WILL USE DONOR INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

  • Help donors complete transactions
  • Thank donors for their gifts
  • Update donors about organizational activity
  • Recognize donors
  • Distribute gift receipts or statements
  • Inform donors about upcoming events and fundraisers
  • Analyze internal productivity and effectiveness
  • Report to relevant federal and state agencies
  • Contact donors about changes to this statement

As part of our donor recognition efforts, GASA may publicize donor names through its annual report, newsletters, website, and promotional materials (in the case of sponsorships). Generally, the specific gift amount will not be identified, but the donor will be recognized under the level of giving category that is appropriate to their donation. Donors always have the option of remaining “anonymous” when making a donation and will not be publicly recognized.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION
All access to donor information is strictly limited to GASA personnel who need to process data. No unnecessary person, group or organization will be allowed to access such data. That information is stored on secure server(s), limited-access administrative files and/or secured off-site storage. Board members may be given information on the names of donors, donor history and the amount of gifts if needed to fulfill their responsibilities as directors of the organization. All board members and staff are required to maintain the confidentiality of donor information.

OPTING OUT OF MAILINGS AND SOLICITATIONS
GASA contacts donors through direct mail, e-mail, and telephone. Any donor may request that the GASA remove them from the GASA mailing list and/or specify the method of contact.

CONTACT US
We welcome questions or comments about our donor privacy policy. If you would like to review your personal information file to request corrections or redaction, please send contact us at (314) 231-3188.

Get Involved

Volunteering

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Every year volunteers devote more than 11,000 hours annually to help Guardian Angel serve its clients. They come from all walks of life – homemakers, professionals, seminarians, senior citizens, students – and are all eager to do their share, enabling the agency to serve more people more efficiently.

Project opportunities are limitless. For example, volunteers perform administrative tasks, answer phones, participate in art and gardening activities with children and seniors, work in the food pantry and thrift store, and fill the roles of helpers at our Child Development Center.

REGISTER NOW:

VolunteerMatch | United Way Volunteer Center

  • Child Development Center
    • Prepare and maintain Childrens’ Garden plots
    • Organize a backpack & school supplies drive for graduating preschoolers
  • Self-Sufficiency Counseling & Workshops
    • Teach financial literacy class
    • Translate for Spanish speaking clients
  • Food Pantry  
    • Sort & stock canned food
    • Organize a canned food or clothing drive
    • Translate for Spanish speaking clients
    • 2 Volunteers Needed Now
  • Resale Shop 
    • Sort and Price Items, Cashier & Personal Shoppers
    • Organize a clothing and household items drive for families, seniors & job seekers
    • 30 Volunteers Needed Now
  • Spring and Fall Make-Over 
    • Participate in seasonal clean-up at one of our sites
    • 75 Volunteers Needed Now
  • Annual Dinner Auction or Golf Tournament 
    • Join the planning committee
    • Organize a live or silent auction item drive
    • Work the day of the event
    • 10 Volunteers Needed Now
  • Christmas Program 
    • Organize a gift or food drive for children, parents and seniors
    • Volunteer in the Christmas Shop (Call for details!)
  • Mailings & Office Work
    • Fold and stuff mailers used to fundraisers
    • Answer phones & Light filing
  • Board of Directors
    • Join the Board
    • Join a committee working on specific issues/projects
  • Professional Services
    • Professional Expertise: Physicians, attorneys, teachers, accountants, community developers, educators and all professionals are encouraged to participate.
    • Share skill-specific services (example, providing blood pressure screening for seniors if you are a doctor.)

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Purchase GASA merchandise and 15 percent of your purchase will go to GASA! Shop now at cafepress.com.

YOP Tax Credits

Kids-Feb-2010-022Are you looking for ways to reduce your tax liability as the year ends? Guardian Angel Settlement Association (GASA) now offers tax credits to support its Child Development Center, through the Missouri Youth Opportunities Program (YOP).

Why Donate?

GASA’s Child Development Center offers research-based early childhood education and advocacy services to 177 low-income infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. The program is licensed and accredited by the State of Missouri and widely regarded as one of the St. Louis region’s highest performing Head Start sites. Guardian Angel is also one of St. Louis’ oldest childcare providers!

How YOP Tax Credits Work

Make a qualifying contribution by cash, credit card or transfer of stocks. GASA will provide you with a simple application that you complete. Return the application and proof of your donation to GASA for submission to the State. Once your application has been processed, you will receive your tax credit certificate for 50% of your donation from the State. You can claim the tax credit on your next income tax return (credits can be rolled over for up to 5 years).

Qualifying Donation

• Cash or stock transfers designated to support the Child Development Center
• To claim on current year tax return, gift must be dated and postmarked by end of year

Limited Availability

YOP tax credits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Brandon Sterling at (314)231-3188 x128 or sterlingb@gasastl.org to reserve tax credits or receive additional details.

Potential Savings Based on 28% Tax Bracket

In addition to receiving the tax credit, you will enjoy added state and federal tax savings. The following chart illustrates the potential benefits of your gift.

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Sr. Annalee Faherty, D.C. Service Endowment

In honor of Sr. Annalee‘s 58 years of service to the community, Guardian Angel Settlement Association established the Sr. Annalee Faherty, D.C. Service Endowment in 2013.

The Sr. Annalee Faherty, D.C. Service Endowment provides Guardian Angel with a vital, reliable and unrestricted source of annual income to address critical community needs related to early childhood education, emergency assistance and self-sufficiency.

Donations directed to the Service Endowment will be permanently-restricted, meaning that the principal or gift amount will be retained and cannot be spent. Only earnings from these gifts will be used to support programs and services of Guardian Angel, ensuring Sr. Annalee’s legacy will continue to support GASA for many generations to come.

We invite you to create a lasting legacy by including Guardian Angel’s new endowment fund in your long-term plans. A Service Gift can be made in your name, the name of another, or anonymously.

Donate  Today |    Contact Us

* The Sr. Annalee Faherty, D.C. Service Endowment does not provide legal advice. Donors are encouraged to seek independent tax and legal counsel.

Archangel Society

Purpose

Tradition holds that while guardian angels protect every earthly individual, archangels concern themselves with accomplishing large-scale tasks.

The Archangel Society has been established to secure that Guardian Angel Settlement Association’s financial foundation, enabling it to strengthen our community by caring for children while parents work, helping families to make ends meet, and supporting senior citizens—for another century to come.

“As an archangel you sustain our legacy of lifting people from poverty to self-sufficiency- building their lives and enriching our city.”

 Your Gift Will

•  Establish a legacy of giving
•  Provide a “hand up, not a handout”
•  Ensure GASA’s financial continuity
•  Advocate for the less fortunate
•  Allow funds to be directed where they are most needed
•  Strengthen our City

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“Angels are protectors. An Archangel is an angel of the highest rank.”

Membership Levels

Bronze $1,000 – $2,499
Silver $2,500 – $4,999
Gold $5,000 – $9,999
Platinum $10,000+

Archangel Society Brochure

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Join Today

As an Archangel, your donation will provide significant and sustainable funding to support Guardian Angel programs and services that improve the quality of life of St. Louis’ most vulnerable residents. We invite you to join the Archangel Society by making an annual, unrestricted gift at the $1,000 level or higher.

Request Information

To learn more, contact Brandon Sterling, Development Director at (314)231-3188 x128.

 

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Corporate Match Gifts

Did you know many companies matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofits? Its an easy way to increase your donation to Guardian Angel!

  1. 1. Ask your Human Resources Officer if there is a charitable Matching Gift program.
  2. 2. Request a Matching Gift Form and complete your portion.
  3. 3. Include the form with your next donation.
  4. Increase your gift at no additional expense to you!

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A Partial List of Corporate Matching Gift Programs

3Com Corporation

MapQuest

Abacus Capital Investments

Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co.

3M

Massachusetts Financial Services Co.

Abbott Industries

MasterCard International

Accenture

Mattel Foundation

Adaptec Foundation

Maytag Corporation

ADC Foundation

Mazda Inc.

Adobe Systems Inc.

McAfee, Inc.

Aegon Transamerica Foundation

McDonald’s Corporation

Aegon, USA

McDonnell Douglas Foundation

AES Corporation

McGraw

Aetna Foundation

McKesson Corporation

AIG

McMaster-Carr Supply Co.

Akzo Nobel

Merck & Co. Inc.

Alexander Hamilton Life

Meredith Corporation

Allegro Microsystems Inc.

Merit

AMBAC Indemnity Corporation

Merita

Ameren

Merrill Lynch

American Express

Microsoft Corporation

American International Group, Inc.

Millipore Foundation

Ameritech

Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Corp.

Amgen Center

Mobil

Analytics Operations Engineering

Monsanto Corp.

AOL Time Warner

MONY (Mutual of NY)

Aon Corporation

Moody’s Corporation

Apple Computer Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co.

ARCO Chemical Co.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Argonaut Group Inc.

Morrison & Foerster

Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation

Morton International

Aspect Global Giving Program

Motorola

AT&T

MTS Systems Corp

Autodesk, Inc.

Mutual of America

Automatic Data Processing

Mutual of Omaha

Avon Products Foundation Inc.

Narragansett Electric Co.

AXA Foundation

National Semiconductor Corporation

Bank Boston

Nationwide

Bank of America

NCR Corp.

Bank of America Foundation

Neiman Marcus Group

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

New Century Energies Foundation

Bankers Trust Foundation

New England Electric

Barnes Group (2:1)

Newsweek, Inc.

Bay Networks

Nike, Inc.

Becton-Dickinson Corp.

Nims Associates, Inc.

Bell & Howell Foundation

Nintendo

Bemis Associates Inc.

NML Northwestern Mutual

Bestfoods

Nokia

Bituminous Insurance

Norfolk

Black & Decker Corporation

Nortel Networks, Inc.

Blue Linx Corp.

Northern Trust Company

BMC Industries, Inc.

Northwest

Boeing Co.

Norton Company Foundation

BP Amoco Corporation

NYCE Corporation

Bright Sun

Oak Associated, Ltd.

Capital Group Companies

Olin Corp.

CBS/Westinghouse Foundation

Omni Travel

CertCo, Inc.

Oracle Corporation

Champion International Corp.

Oxford Industries

Charles Schwab Corp.

Pacific Huts & Castles, Inc.

Chase Manhattan Foundation

Pacific Mutual

Chevron

Packard Foundation

Chubb & Son, Inc.

PC World/IDG Central Services

CIGNA Corp.

Penn Central Corporation

Cisco Systems

Peoples Security Life Insurance

Citgo Petroleum

PepsiCo

Citibank/Citicorp/Citigroup Foundation

Perkins Charitable Foundation

Clorox

Pfizer Inc.

Clorox Company

Philip Morris

CNN

Pew Charitable Trusts

Coca Cola

Pitney-Bowes Inc.

Colonial Management Group

Platinum Technology

Commercial Federal Bank

PNC Foundation

Compaq Computer Corporation

Polaroid

Computer Associates International, Inc.

PPG Industries

Computer Systems

Premark International Inc.

Conoco Phillips

Principal Financial Group

Cooper Industries

Progressive Investment Corp.

Corn Products International

Providian Financial

Corporate Community Affairs

Prudential

Corporate Software, Inc.

Publix

Cox/Auto Trader

Purina Feed

CP Kelco

Quaker Oats

CPI Corporation

Quantum Corporation

Cray Research

Radio City Music Hall Productions, Inc.

CSC Index, Inc.

Reader’s Digest

Datascope Corporation

RealNetworks Foundation

Dell Corporation

Reebok

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Rejuvenation, Inc.

Duke Realty

Response Analysis

Eastern Bank & Trust Co.

Reuters America, Inc.

Eastern Enterprises

Rexnord

Eaton Vance Management

Ridgewood Savings

Eli Lilly & Company Foundation

Robert Half International

Energizer/Eveready Battery Co.

Rockefeller Group

Ensign-Bickford

Rolm Co.

Everen Foundation

Roosevelt Bank

Express Financial Services

Russell Sage Foundation

Exxon Mobil (3:1)

Safeco Corporation

Fannie Mae Foundation

Safeguard Business Systems

Federal Signal

Sage Publications, Inc.

First Bank Systems

SAP

First Data Corp.

Sara Lee

First Data Resources

Schindler Elevator Corporation

Fleet Bank

Sedgwick James, Inc.

FMR LLC (2:1 up to $1000)

Shaklee Corporation

Focal Communications Corp.

Sherwin Williams Company

Follett Corporation

Shiva Corporation

Ford Foundation

Signal Technology Corp.

Fort James Foundation

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Fortis Financial Group

Sony USA Foundation, Inc.

Fred S. James & Co., Inc.

Sounds True, Inc.

Freddie Mac

Southland (3:1)

Frederick S. Upton Co.

Speer, Leeds & Kellog

Freedom Forum

Spiegel

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Sprint

Gannett Foundation, Inc.

St. Paul Companies, Inc.

GATX Corporation

Stanley Works

Geico

Starbucks Coffee Company

General Electric

Stillpoint Institute, Inc.

General Mills

Stokes Lawrence

General R E Corporation.

Stream International Inc.

Georgia Power

Subaru of America

Getty Oil

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Gilman Paper Co.

Sundstrand Corporation

Glaxo SmithKline

Swiss Bank Corporation

Glaxo-Wellcome, Inc.

T. Rowe Price

GMAC Financial

Tektronix, Inc.

GMAC-Residential Funding Corp.

Teleflex

Goodrich

Tellabs

Grand Canyon Association

Temple-Inland Inc.

Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.

Tenant Company

GreenPoint Financial

Tenet Healthcard Foundation

Gulf Oil Corp.

Texas Eastern Corp.

Hambrecht & Quist Group

Textron

Hancock

Textron, Inc.

Harcourt General, Inc.

The Candle Foundation

Hartford

The Chicago Tribune

Heinz

The Equitable Insurance Companies

Hemmings Motor News

The Gap

Heublein Foundation Inc.

The James & Marshall Field Fund

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield

The Stanley Works

Hoechst Celanese Corp.

The Teagle Foundation

Hoechst Marion Russell, Inc.

The Vanguard Group

Holyoke Mutual Insurance Co.

The Washington Post

Home Depot

The William Penn Foundation

Home Savings of America

Tiger Management Corporation

Honda Motor

Time Warner, Inc.

Honeywell

Time, Inc.

Hospitality Franchise Systems

Times Mirror Foundation

Houghton Chemical Corp.

Tom’s of Maine

Houghton Mifflin

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.

Household International

Transamerica Foundation

Hudson Webber Foundation

Transco Energy Co.

IBM

TransUnion

IDS Financial Services, Inc.

Travelers Insurance

Illinois Tool Works

Tricon Foundation

Industrial Indemnity

Tull Charitable Foundation

ING Capital Holdings

Tupperware

Institutional Investor, Inc.

Turner Broadcasting

InterContinental Hotels Group

Tyco

International Data Group

Tyco Submarine Systems, Ltd.

Interra Financial

U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Corp.

Intuit

U.S. West

J. Paul Getty Trust

UBS

Jefferson-Pilot Foundation

Union Pacific Corp.

John Hancock Financial Services

Union Texas Petroleum

Johnson & Johnson

Uniphase Corporation

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons, Inc.

United Life & Accident Ins.

Josten’s

United Technologies Corp.

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Universal Studios

Juran Institute, Inc.

UPS

Kaiser Family Foundation

US Cellular

Kawasaki Motors Corporation

Vastar Resources, Inc.

Kemper

Veritas Software

Kemper Insurance Companies

Verizon

Kennecott Corp.

Vicorp

Kimberly-Clark

Vulcan Materials

Kinney Shoe Corp.

Wachovia

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Washington Mutual

Kobe Steel USA, Inc.

Washington Post

KPMG

Wasser, Inc.

Kraft

Waters Corporation

Lam Research Corporation

West Group

LandAmerica Foundation

West Marine Products

Landmark Graphics

Western Electric

Legerity, Inc.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Leo Burnett Company, Inc.

WFSB/TV3

Levi Strauss Foundation

Whirlpool Corporation

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Whitaker Foundation

Liz Claiborne

Williams Company

Lotus Development Corporation

WMX Technologies, Inc.

Lubrizol Corporation

Woman’s World

Lyondell Chemical Company.

WRQ

Macy’s

XTRA Corporation

Maguire Oil Company

Zurich Reinsurance Center

Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc.

3Com Corporation MapQuest
Abacus Capital Investments Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co.
3M Massachusetts Financial Services Co.
Abbott Industries MasterCard International
Accenture Mattel Foundation
Adaptec Foundation Maytag Corporation
ADC Foundation Mazda Inc.
Adobe Systems Inc. McAfee, Inc.
Aegon Transamerica Foundation McDonald’s Corporation
Aegon, USA McDonnell Douglas Foundation
AES Corporation McGraw
Aetna Foundation McKesson Corporation
AIG             McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
Akzo Nobel Merck & Co. Inc.
Alexander Hamilton Life Meredith Corporation
Allegro Microsystems Inc. Merit
AMBAC Indemnity Corporation Merita
American Express Merrill Lynch
American Express Microsoft Corporation
American International Group, Inc. Millipore Foundation
Ameritech Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Corp.
Amgen Center Mobil
Analytics Operations Engineering Monsanto Corp.
AOL Time Warner MONY (Mutual of NY)
Aon Corporation Moody’s Corporation
Apple Computer Inc. Morgan Stanley & Co.
ARCO Chemical Co. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Argonaut Group Inc. Morrison & Foerster
Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation Morton International
Aspect Global Giving Program Motorola
AT&T MTS Systems Corp
Autodesk, Inc. Mutual of America
Automatic Data Processing Mutual of Omaha
Avon Products Foundation Inc. Narragansett Electric Co.
AXA Foundation National Semiconductor Corporation
Bank Boston Nationwide
Bank of America NCR Corp.
Bank of America Foundation Neiman Marcus Group
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi New Century Energies Foundation
Bankers Trust Foundation New England Electric
Barnes Group (2:1) Newsweek, Inc.
Bay Networks Nike, Inc.
Becton-Dickinson Corp. Nims Associates, Inc.
Bell & Howell Foundation Nintendo
Bemis Associates Inc. NML Northwestern Mutual
Bestfoods Nokia
Bituminous Insurance Norfolk
Black & Decker Corporation Nortel Networks, Inc.
Blue Linx Corp. Northern Trust Company
BMC Industries, Inc. Northwest
Boeing Co. Norton Company Foundation
BP Amoco Corporation NYCE Corporation
Bright Sun Oak Associated, Ltd.
Capital Group Companies Olin Corp.
CBS/Westinghouse Foundation Omni Travel
CertCo, Inc. Oracle Corporation
Champion International Corp. Oxford Industries
Charles Schwab Corp. Pacific Huts & Castles, Inc.
Chase Manhattan Foundation Pacific Mutual
Chevron Packard Foundation
Chubb & Son, Inc. PC World/IDG Central Services
CIGNA Corp. Penn Central Corporation
Cisco Systems Peoples Security Life Insurance
Citgo Petroleum PepsiCo
Citibank/Citicorp/Citigroup Foundation Perkins Charitable Foundation
Clorox Pfizer Inc.
Clorox Company Philip Morris
CNN Pitney Bowles
Coca Cola Pitney-Bowes Inc.
Colonial Management Group Platinum Technology
Commercial Federal Bank PNC Foundation
Compaq Computer Corporation Polaroid
Computer Associates International, Inc. PPG Industries
Computer Systems Premark International Inc.
Conoco Phillips Principal Financial Group
Cooper Industries Progressive Investment Corp.
Corn Products International Providian Financial
Corporate Community Affairs Prudential
Corporate Software, Inc. Publix
Cox/Auto Trader Purina Feed
CP Kelco Quaker Oats
CPI Corporation Quantum Corporation
Cray Research Radio City Music Hall Productions, Inc.
CSC Index, Inc. Reader’s Digest
Datascope Corporation RealNetworks Foundation
Dell Corporation Reebok
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Rejuvenation, Inc.
Duke Realty Response Analysis
Eastern Bank & Trust Co. Reuters America, Inc.
Eastern Enterprises Rexnord
Eaton Vance Management Ridgewood Savings
Eli Lilly & Company Foundation Robert Half International
Energizer/Eveready Battery Co. Rockefeller Group
Ensign-Bickford Rolm Co.
Everen Foundation Roosevelt Bank
Express Financial Services Russell Sage Foundation
Exxon Mobil (3:1) Safeco Corporation
Fannie Mae Foundation Safeguard Business Systems
Federal Signal Sage Publications, Inc.
First Bank Systems SAP
First Data Corp. Sara Lee
First Data Resources Schindler Elevator Corporation
Fleet Bank Sedgwick James, Inc.
FMR LLC (2:1 up to $1000) Shaklee Corporation
Focal Communications Corp. Sherwin Williams Company
Follett Corporation Shiva Corporation
Ford Foundation Signal Technology Corp.
Fort James Foundation Sony Pictures Entertainment
Fortis Financial Group Sony USA Foundation, Inc.
Fred S. James & Co., Inc. Sounds True, Inc.
Freddie Mac Southland (3:1)
Frederick S. Upton Co. Speer, Leeds & Kellog
Freedom Forum Spiegel
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Sprint
Gannett Foundation, Inc. St. Paul Companies, Inc.
GATX Corporation Stanley Works
Geico Starbucks Coffee Company
General Electric Stillpoint Institute, Inc.
General Mills Stokes Lawrence
General R E Corporation. Stream International Inc.
Georgia Power Subaru of America
Getty Oil Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Gilman Paper Co. Sundstrand Corporation
Glaxo SmithKline Swiss Bank Corporation
Glaxo-Wellcome, Inc. T. Rowe Price
GMAC Financial Tektronix, Inc.
GMAC-Residential Funding Corp. Teleflex
Goodrich Tellabs
Grand Canyon Association Temple-Inland Inc.
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. Tenant Company
GreenPoint Financial Tenet Healthcard Foundation
Gulf Oil Corp. Texas Eastern Corp.
Hambrecht & Quist Group Textron
Hancock Textron, Inc.
Harcourt General, Inc. The Candle Foundation
Hartford The Chicago Tribune
Heinz The Equitable Insurance Companies
Hemmings Motor News The Gap
Heublein Foundation Inc. The James & Marshall Field Fund
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield The Stanley Works
Hoechst Celanese Corp. The Teagle Foundation
Hoechst Marion Russell, Inc. The Vanguard Group
Holyoke Mutual Insurance Co. The Washington Post
Home Depot The William Penn Foundation
Home Savings of America Tiger Management Corporation
Honda Motor Time Warner, Inc.
Honeywell Time, Inc.
Hospitality Franchise Systems Times Mirror Foundation
Houghton Chemical Corp. Tom’s of Maine
Houghton Mifflin Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.
Household International Transamerica Foundation
Hudson Webber Foundation Transco Energy Co.
IBM TransUnion
IDS Financial Services, Inc. Travelers Insurance
Illinois Tool Works Tricon Foundation
Industrial Indemnity Tull Charitable Foundation
ING Capital Holdings Tupperware
Institutional Investor, Inc. Turner Broadcasting
InterContinental Hotels Group Tyco
International Data Group Tyco Submarine Systems, Ltd.
Interra Financial U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Corp.
Intuit U.S. West
J. Paul Getty Trust UBS
Jefferson-Pilot Foundation Union Pacific Corp.
John Hancock Financial Services Union Texas Petroleum
Johnson & Johnson Uniphase Corporation
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons, Inc. United Life & Accident Ins.
Josten’s United Technologies Corp.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation Universal Studios
Juran Institute, Inc. UPS
Kaiser Family Foundation US Cellular
Kawasaki Motors Corporation Vastar Resources, Inc.
Kemper Veritas Software
Kemper Insurance Companies Verizon
Kennecott Corp. Vicorp
Kimberly-Clark Vulcan Materials
Kinney Shoe Corp. Wachovia
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Washington Mutual
Kobe Steel USA, Inc. Washington Post
KPMG Wasser, Inc.
Kraft Waters Corporation
Lam Research Corporation West Group
LandAmerica Foundation West Marine Products
Landmark Graphics Western Electric
Legerity, Inc. Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Leo Burnett Company, Inc. WFSB/TV3
Levi Strauss Foundation Whirlpool Corporation
Lilly Endowment Inc. Whitaker Foundation
Liz Claiborne Williams Company
Lotus Development Corporation WMX Technologies, Inc.
Lubrizol Corporation Woman’s World
Lyondell Chemical Company. WRQ
Macy’s XTRA Corporation
Maguire Oil Company Zurich Reinsurance Center
Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc.

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