Caring for Kids immediately provides essential resources to meet the urgent needs of abused, neglected or at-risk children in St. Louis County...because kids' urgent needs can't wait!
Did You Know?
» In any given month, the Family Court of St. Louis County provides services to approximately 1,300 children?
» Children come under the Family Court jurisdiction because of neglect and/or physical or sexual abuse by caretakers or others?
» Untreated substance abuse by parent(s) or untreated depression can often lead to a referral to the Family Court?
» Tutoring services, once routinely provided by school systems, are no longer offered in many schools?
» Only $250 per year is made available for clothing vouchers for children ages seven and older in foster or residential care?
Caring For Kids brings hope to children and families by fulfilling these essential needs. The systems serving these children now have an organization to call upon when faced with unmet, immediate needs. With the help of Caring For Kids, children can be reunited with their families and leave foster care; sometimes this requires simply a bed.
In 2016, Caring for Kids was very active in our community.
Our Fall Fundraiser was the most successful this past year than ever before. Thanks to our generous community, we raised over $20,000 for beds, cribs and bedding for our kids in need!!!
Below is an article about Caring For Kids in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on December 12, 2016:
As Executive Director of Caring for Kids, a nonprofit in St. Louis County serving children connected with the St. Louis County Family Court System. I was most interested with the title of the editorial "Where's my Bed?" (Nov. 23) The conclusion that " selfless generosity knows no political boundary" is a lesson well-taught today and every day.
Perhaps more important in the editorial might be the lesson that a bed is a gift of necessity both given and received for every child every day. Caring for Kids receives requests for beds and cribs for youngsters daily. These are children who have no safe places to sleep in their homes. If they are co-sleeping with an adult, the danger of being suffocated is very, very real. The dangers of drug, alcohol and sexual abuse are real as well.
Caring for Kids held an election for new officers at their meeting on February 22nd. The following members were elected for one year terms:
The Board of Directors appreciates the hard work and dedication of previous officers, especially Bill Grant who has served as President since Caring for Kids began its work in 2004. New officers will begin their service at the April 26th meeting. Congratulation to all!!
Now, imagine the impact we can have on a child’s life when you give to CARING FOR KIDS:
This is a great example of kids Caring for Kids. The young lady on the right is Isabelle Adams, daughter of a Caring for Kids Board Member. She is assisted by her cousin, Addison and her friend, Courson at the bake sale they organized, raising over $400.00, and gave half of it to Caring for Kids! Thanks, girls--you've helped make a difference in lots of children's lives.
Cardinals Care has awarded Caring For Kids a $3,000.00 grant. Accepting the grant award are Jan Abrams, Executive Director, and Sharon Mink, member of the Board of Directors.