The American Red Cross serves our nation's military personnel and their families, including active duty, National Guard, and Reserve. In addition to providing 24/7 global emergency communication services, we also provide support to military installations across the country and overseas. During this time of uncertainty, the Service to the Armed Forces Department of the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis proudly asks for your support as they work to provide holiday cheer to the children of those attached to a local military installation.
2022 Holiday Gift Drive
Thursday, December 1 | 7am - 2pm
Help spread holiday cheer to area children by donating to the 11th Annual Holiday Gift Drive
The St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care are teaming up with the American Red Cross, KMOV, and Delaware North Sportservice for the 11th Annual Holiday Gift Drive!
We invite fans to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or gift card at Gate 4 of Busch Stadium on Thursday, December 1st between 7 am and 2pm. Gate 4 can be accessed from Clark St. See map »
Fans who donate a toy or gift card at Busch Stadium will receive a thermal mug full of hot chocolate from Delaware North Sportservice, and a token of appreciation from the Cardinals, while supplies last.
The toys collected and funds raised will provide holiday gifts to children of military families at a Breakfast with Santa at Scott Air Force Base.
Donations will also be distributed to select Cardinals Care partner agencies including Angels' Arms, Annie Malone Children and Family Services, Marygrove, and SouthSide Early Childhood Center to bring holiday cheer to area children.
Fans who are unable to drop off a toy can make a tax-deductible donation now through December 1st.
Angels' Arms believes that foster children deserve the chance to be children, to be a part of a family, and to live up to their potential. Angels' Arms is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found.
For 132 years, Annie Malone has stood as a beacon of hope in our community. A place designed to provide for the care and safe keeping of children and families in crisis – no matter how intense or long lasting. Currently, we serve more than 500 of the nearly 90,000 children who have been abused or neglected in Missouri each year. The majority of families we serve have household incomes of less than $29,000 and who live in or around our neighborhood.
For 170 years, Marygrove has been a place where children, youth and families in need have found hope and healing. Marygrove provides treatment and support to young people struggling with mental and behavioral issues resulting from abuse, neglect, or other trauma. Through its comprehensive continuum of residential and community-based programs including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, transitional and independent living programs, crisis care and special education, Marygrove enriches over 1,000 lives each year.
SouthSide Early Childhood Center has served the South City community for over 130 years and is driven to create lasting opportunity in the lives of children - and their families - by providing the best in early childhood education and support services. Currently, 80% of SouthSide's children come from families who are living in poverty and almost half come from immigrant families. While its approach and methods have evolved over the decades, today, SouthSide puts its mission into action through four pillars: education, health, connection, and advocacy.