Records show that the bulk of contributions raised through Precision Performance Marketing has not gone to people in need, the St. Louis Better Business Bureau reports.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
You can donate soap or toothpaste, as well as food or clothing.
We all have the best intentions when we give a gift, but it doesn't always work out. Maybe you were on the receiving end of multiple bottles of personal care products you really don't think you need. Did you know they can be donated? If after an honest self-assessment you still want to unload that deodorant, here are some places in St. Louis that accept donations. Most also accept clothing or food, so put it all in one box and give them a call or take a drive.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Gifts collected from a St. Louis-area Support Our Troops Drive made their way overseas and brought smiles to the faces of soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard's 3175th Chemical Company.
Presents came early this holiday season for a group of soldiers stationed overseas thanks to Kirkwood's Majic Market and a St. Louis-area non-profit. The deli and convenience store served as a drop-off location for a Support Our Troops drive for the men and women of the Missouri Army National Guard's 3175th Chemical Company based at Jefferson Barracks. The drive was headed by All About Paws Rescue. (See: Kirkwood Market Sends 'Majic' Overseas) Members of the company, who are stationed in Qatar as part of a year-long base security mission, recently received gifts from the drive and a reminder of how they are supported back home. Click the video to watch their reaction as they unwrap the holiday goodies. Like Majic Market and All About Paws …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Area residents turned out for a Des Peres fundraiser organized by Kirkwood resident Katherine Godar, with money going to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
On Friday night, dozens of supporters of Feed St. Louis gathered at McAlister's Deli in Des Peres for a fundraiser for the organization, which was started by recent Villa Duchesne graduate and Kirkwood resident Katherine Godar. "The Joplin and St. Louis tornados and the flooding throughout Missouri mean that more people than ever in our community are going without a necessity we take for granted: a meal," Godar said. With the Feed St. Louis flier, 15 percent of each purchase went to the organization, which will go on as a donation to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Among the people in attendance at the fundraiser was Anne Lord, an incoming senior at Villa who will be assisting with the operations of Feed St. Louis when Godar goes to …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
How two college students from Kirkwood came up with a simple idea to help Joplin, MO, tornado victims that turned into a regional outpouring of support and an experience of a lifetime.
When Kirkwood residents Brad and Renee Schaefer saw the news clips coming out of Joplin, MO, following the city’s devastating tornado, they knew they had to do something. The brother and sister, both college students, created a Facebook event asking people to volunteer in Joplin, but then the powers of social media worked their magic. "In the course of the day, the event spread virally," explained Brad, 21, an entering senior at Truman State. "Friends of friends started spreading it." The event really took on a life of its own when Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen Owner Bill Kuntz saw the invite. "He picked up the email and took full swing at it," Brad said. Kuntz offered the restaurant as a drop-off location for donations and sent an …
Friday, December 17, 2010
A number of local restaurants are collecting donations. See how you can help someone in need while enjoying a great bite.
Beautiful tin and paper ornaments adorn the Christmas tree in the bar at Milagro Modern Mexican in Webster Groves. Below the tree is space for plenty of presents, which will hopefully be donated by hungry, generous patrons. Milagro is collecting new unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots campaign through the month end of the month. Bring a donation for Toys for Tots and get a free appetizer for your table. But Milagro is not the only local restaurant feeling charitable this holiday season. Mike Duffy's in Kirkwood is holding a food drive for Kirkcare in Kirkwood and Circle of Concern in Valley Park – two local charities that work year round meeting the needs of those going without food in the area. The food drive started on November 18 and …