28th Annual Guardian Angel Golf Classic

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28th Annual Guardian Angel Golf Classic

Join us for Guardian Angel’s 28th Annual Golf Classic at Persimmon Woods Golf Club on Monday, September 12th! 

This event features an exciting day of golf (lunch provided), followed by a cocktail hour and dinner. But most importantly, it is an opportunity to support our transformational programs! By participating in our 28th Annual Golf Classic, YOU can help over 2,000 people a year in the St. Louis community take their first step on the path to possible. It’s always a fun day for a great cause!

ENTRY FEES

$1,500 per foursome | Includes greens fees, cart, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner, and gifts for four
$375 per individual player | Includes green fees, cart, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner, and gift

SCHEDULE

10am – 12pm | Registration & Driving Range
11am – 12pm | Lunch
12pm | Tournament Begins: Shotgun Start

At the conclusion of play: Cocktail Hour, Awards, & Dinner

For registration and sponsorship information, please visit our golf event page or reach out to Kirsten Brauch at brauchk@gasastl.org or 314-231-3188.

Today, many of our most beloved social institutions have closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Though it’s crucial for families to practice social distancing by remaining at home as much as possible, that doesn’t mean that this time can’t be enjoyable. Use this newfound family time to enjoy engaging activities together. 

Read below to discover some fun ways to pass the time together below: 

 

Create something new

Hands-on activities are a necessary part of childhood development. Whether or not families are particularly “crafty” they can still participate in some fun arts and crafts projects. The fun part of these activities is bonding over the learning process. Gather the family around for an afternoon of projects ranging from simple pen and paper, to other miscellaneous items found laying around the house. Family YouTube channels like Art for Kids Hub and 5-Minute Crafts (Family) offer countless easy to follow tutorials that walk parents and kids through projects together. 

 

Check on the animals 

Though most zoos around the world have closed for the time being, families can still see what the animals are up by checking their preferred zoo’s website for animal live streams. The Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has live webcams of their elephant, lion, panda and naked mole rat exhibits. While you eagerly anticipate your next family trip to the Saint Louis Zoo, visit their YouTube channel to watch the live stream of their penguins. Their animal care teams will share images and videos of their animals in order to #BringtheSTLZootoYou! Don’t forget to use the website’s “find your favorite animal” tool to learn all about your new favorite species.  

 

Explore the museum  

Showcasing preserved relics of the past, museums are the center of history, culture and education. Fortunately, families can still enjoy all museums have to offer without even having to leave the house. Many of these important institutions are offering virtual tours, like the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Explore different types of rockets and aircrafts and browse a variety of their aviation exhibits. If your family has a different interest, visit your favorite museum’s website to see what tours, games or other online resources they may offer.

 

These are just a few ideas of creative ways families can spend productive, engaging time together!

We understand that life challenges can hit when we least expect them and we’re left with no choice but to reach out for support. But from a young age, we’re often taught that your problems are yours and yours alone – an idea that makes it challenging for people to feel comfortable asking for help. We know that taking the first step is the hardest, and that’s we want to celebrate those who’ve managed to call us for assistance. Take a look at some of our community members who’ve taken steps down their path to possible:

 

Ms. Mary (March 2020)

“Without Guardian Angel, I don’t know what many people in this community would do.” – Ms. Mary

Ms. Mary was first introduced to Guardian Angel when her son was first born in 1976. Now, years later, she has found herself having to take her first steps toward gaining stability for the grandson she’s raising. Being able to rely on the partner-choice food pantry during hard times, means Ms. Mary’s family didn’t have to go hungry. Recently, she was even able to prepare a special birthday meal for her grandson, using items from the food pantry. We are grateful to be there for our fellow community members like Ms. Mary in their times of need.

 

Ms. Ashley (Feb. 2020)

“It was not easy to ask for help, but I needed to make sure my children had food to eat.” – Ms. Ashley

 

As a mother of four with number five on the way, Ms. Ashley is thankful she’s been able to call on Guardian Angel’s services in her time of need. She’s still working toward total stability, and is currently using our food pantry and offered rental and utility assistance. Having access to the food pantry has allowed her peace of mind, knowing that there is food in her growing household. Beyond these services, she also uses the computer lab to look up helpful information about autism, which her son was recently diagnosed with. Eventually, Ms. Ashley would like to start a ministry to help other parents of children with autism, in order to become a positive fixture for her community, just like Guardian Angel. We’re proud of Ms. Ashley for taking these important first steps in creating something so necessary and important for her community!

 

Ms. Deborah (Jan. 2020)

“When you have faith, all is taken care of.” – Ms. Deborah

After bringing her daughter to our food pantry for assistance last year, Ms. Deborah decided to come to Guardian Angel to get help for herself. After her appointment, she received an emergency bag and now knows she can rely on Guardian Angel for support during challenging times. For Ms. Deborah, reaching out for help was the first step in working her way toward stability. We are honored to have been there for her and her family in their time of need.

 

Ms. Judy (July 2019)

“This computer lab helped me get a job.” – Ms. Judy

Using our computer lab, Ms. Judy was able to take the first step toward regaining stability. The next steps on her path to possible were updating her resume, browsing job opportunities online, and filling out applications. Using these helpful resources, she was able to land a job to continue supporting herself!

 

Two Septembers ago, we held our Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new Social Services Center, and last October was our highly anticipated Grand Opening event. Today, we continue to serve our South St. Louis community as we always have, but with greater capacity, thanks to our 18,000-square foot facility.

If you still haven’t made a visit to our new Social Services Center, read below to see some exciting features!

 

Food pantry

Our client-choice food pantry now has a commercial-sized walk-in freezer and a loading dock that will smoothly facilitate shipments, drop-offs, and distributions. This larger space will allow Guardian Angel to easily serve clients.

 

Kitchen space

Our new state-of-the-art kitchen has an open concept to accommodate those who want to participate in our various workshops. There is plenty of space for cooking demonstrations, which allows people to interact with teachers and others during classes.

 

Workshop classrooms 

Our classrooms are large and outfitted with updated technology, which can be used for a variety of needs from client presentations to community meetings.

 

Private office space

It’s important to us that our clients feel comfortable and secure. Our new private office spaces allow clients to maintain privacy while meeting with social service and/or food pantry coordinators.

 

Disability welcoming spaces

We believe everyone deserves a chance at their path to possible. That’s why all our spaces are ADA-compliant, creating a comfortable environment for all needs.

 

Angel Boutique Resale Shop

In this new location, our resale shop is located alongside the many social services it helps fund. Everything is located on one floor, including our overflow merchandise, and there’s a loading dock on this side of the building for donation drop-offs. There is more than enough room for customers to browse the ample inventory.

 

Parking lot

We are proud to offer our clients and staff a large parking lot with many available spaces, where visitors no longer have to search or pay for a parking spot. The building’s new location is now located along a bus route, which only makes our services more accessible to our community members.

 

Thank you to all who participated in our Path to Possible Campaign. Your generosity and dedication are what allow us to continue being a source of guidance and support in South St. Louis for those hoping to take the first step to possible. To support our new Social Services Center and monthly client programs click here or contact Stephanie Betts at (314) 773-9027 ext. 254.

 

Guardian Angel’s Early Childhood Education Center is looking for volunteers! Volunteer opportunities include:

If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Venita Oatis at 314-231-3188 or oatisv@gasastl.org or fill out the form.

Guardian Angel needs volunteers to support our 28th Annual Golf Classic on September 12, 2022 at Persimmon Woods Golf Club. Golf volunteers will help with set up, check-in, games at the golf holes, selling raffle/golf game tickets, etc. There will be morning and afternoon shifts available – volunteers also have the option to work both shifts.

If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Kirsten Brauch at 314-231-3188 or brauchk@gasastl.org. Thank you!

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