Special Programs We host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. We rely on community involevment for the success of each event. Take a look all the events we offer. SCHOOL PROGRAMOur “Back-2-School” drive receives thousands of school supplies for children in need. We provide backpacks filled with all the supplies requested from the school supply list. The children are then taken on a private shopping experience where they are able to select multiple pairs of shoes. SUMMER PROGRAMOur “Sizzlin’ Summer” event is a blast! We take all of our resident families on a fun-filled trip that the entire family will love. Six Flags St. Louis, Sky-Zone, Raging Rivers, Grants Farm, movies, St. Louis Zoo, our own Carnival, plus more! Each event gives a child a fun, interactive, engaging experience. CHRISTMAS PROGRAMThe “Season of Giving” is our Christmas Toy Drive, aimed at providing our shelter residents and food pantry families with toys for their little ones. Each year we have a Christmas party, a visit from Santa and his friends & a wonderful meal to celebrate the Season of Giving. What a joyful time of the year! HALLOWEENTrick or treat! Or instead, Trivia! Our “Hairy Scary” trivia night is definitely a blast, mark your calendars! Its packed with great food, drinks, scary costumes, & trivia! Donors are able to purchase tables for family and friends to help raise money for a good cause. We also have raffles and a silent auction with tons of prizes. Consider joining for a Hairy Scary good time! MONTHLY OUTREACHOur “Takin’ It 2 Da Streetz” program is geared towards serving the homeless right where they are. We provide lunches to hundreds of homeless men and women in the Downtown St. Louis area. Feeding those that are hungry allows us to show compassion to our neighbors and better understand how we can help them through this rough time in their lives. EASTER DISTRIBUTIONEach year we host our popular “Easter Food Distribution”. The kids absolutely love our Easter egg hunt, along with big baskets of candy. We also provide 150 families with thoughtfully prepared boxes of food. Including ham, turkeys, fresh produce and all the trimmings to make a delicious Easter meal that the entire family can enjoy. Life Skills ClassIn our Life Skills class, our families will be given the tools and support they need to communicate more effectively, make informed decisions, set and achieve goals, problem solve, resolve conflict and become more responsible, caring and productive citizens. THANKSGIVING EVENTThe “Turkey Time STL” event is our yearly Thanksgiving Food Drive. We handout over 300+ boxes of food to give struggling families a great meal. Each box includes a Turkey, stuffing, fresh produce, rolls, pumpkin pie, etc. We take great pride in helping others celebrate this wonderful time of thanks.