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.
2021 Holiday Gift Drive
Thank you to all who supported the 2021 Cardinals Gift Drive!
The Cardinals 10th Annual Holiday Gift Drive was a great success! Thanks to our partners at American Red Cross, KMOV, Delaware North Sportservice, our front office volunteers and our generous fans, over 1,800 toys, $550 in gift cards, and $900 in cash donations were collected. The toys, gift cards, and funds have been distributed to partner agencies including the American Red Cross for their Breakfast with Santa at Scott Air Force Base, Angel's Arms, Annie Malone Children and Family Services, Marygrove, and SouthSide Early Childhood Center to bring holiday cheer to area children!
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.