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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.

 

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!

Executive Director, Jan Abrams, receives award

Caring For Kids Executive Director, Jan Abrams, was honored by the St. Louis Jewish Light as an Unsung Hero on May 17, 2018. Susan Block, founding member of Caring for Kids, and Tori Bolton Foster, vice-president of the organization joined her at the event where she accepted a crystal award.

Easy Ways to Give

    • Did You Know...Payments are easy to make on-line now for Caring for Kids! Just go to any page on our website, find the DONATE BUTTON, click and make a donation--it's that easy!!!

 

    • Did You Know...Every time you make a purchase on Amazon, you can help Caring for Kids without spending a dime? Just go to AMAZON SMILE, find CARING FOR KIDS ST. LOUIS, CLICK, and make your purchase as you would. Caring for Kids gets a % of what you spend , it's that easy!!!

 

  • Did You Know...Every time you shop at Schnucks, Caring for Kids can get a % of your purchase price? Just get an ESCRIP CARD from any employee, use it every time you check out--it will cost you nothing, and Caring for Kids will benefit. It's that easy!!!

What Your Donation Provides

  • school supplies

    School Supplies

    Help send a child to school with the supplies to be successful.  Just $25 dollars is all it takes to equip a kid for a full school year.

    All donations are tax deductible.


     
  • bedding

    Bedding

    With just $50 we can provide a child with a brand new set of bedding: blanket, sheets and pillow. Your donation provides the comfort a child needs to sleep well.

    All donations are tax deductible.


     
  • clothes

    Clothing

    Often children are removed from bad situation quickly without many clothes. Your donation provides much needed clothing so kids can have some normalcy.

    All donations are tax deductible.


     
  • beds

    Beds

    Sometimes something as simple as a real bed to sleep in can make all the difference in the world to a child. Your donation can make that difference.

    All donations are tax deductible.


     
  • clothes

    Cribs

    Cribs are essential for the care of infants and small children. Your donation ensures foster families can provide the basic needs to care for children safely.

    All donations are tax deductible.


     
  • clothes

    Bunk Beds

    Often children are removed from bad situations quickly without many clothes. Your donation provides much needed clothing so kids can have some normalcy.

    All donations are tax deductible.


     
  • school supplies

    School

    Help send a child to school with the supplies to be successful.  Just $25 dollars is all it takes to equip a kid for a full school year.

    All donations are tax deductible.


     

NAILBA Gift

NAILBA Gift

Caring for Kids is proud to announce that Alan Protzel, President of NAILBA  Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, presented Executive director, Jan Abrams with a check for $15,000.00 at our recent Fall Fundraiser. These funds will be used to purchase beds for children who have no safe places to sleep in their homes. We are thrilled and grateful to this generous organization for such a wonderful grant, and we will use the money wisely.

Board Members Wanted

Caring for Kids, a local nonprofit organization, is seeking young professionals in the St. Louis area to be on the board of the newly formed Young Friends of Caring for Kids. Caring for Kids works to provide essential resources to abused, neglected, and/or at-risk children in St. Louis County in order to meet their urgent needs.

The main objective of the Young Friends board will be to spread awareness of this great organization through networking and event planning. As a Young Friend, you are offered the opportunity to meet and network with other young professionals while making a difference in the community. The Young Friends will be fundamental in the growth and future of Caring for Kids.

If you are interested in becoming a board member of Young Friends of Caring for Kids, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

How Give STL Helps

“Imagine the impact we can have when the whole community comes together to give on May 3rd!”

Now, imagine the impact we can have on a child’s life when you give to CARING FOR KIDS:

  1. A high school senior was just 3 ½ credits short of graduating with her class this year. The purchase of a laptop computer will help her pick up those credits over the summer, graduate and continue her education at the community college which has already accept her for admission.
    Our cost--$200.00.
     

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2018 Fall Fundraiser

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President Herman Jimerson welcomes the wonderful crowd of terrific people happy to help with our Caring for Kids mission.

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New Officers Elected

Caring for Kids held an election for new officers at their meeting on February 22nd. The following members were elected for one year terms:

  • President--Herman Jimerson
  • Vice President--Tori Bolton
  • Secretary--Cynthia Harcourt
  • Treasurer--Darla Hemmann

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!!

Grant - Cardinals Care

CardinalsCareCardinals 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.

Charity of the Year Finalist

charity Caring for Kids is proud to have been one of six finalists for the Ladue News 2018 Charity of the Year Award. We're thrilled and grateful to the Ladue News for helping us show the entire community in print how we help children in need.

2017 Pillar Grant Recipient

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We're thrilled to announce the 2017 Buckingham Pillar Grant Recipients! Congratulations to Santa Rosa Community Health,...

Posted by Buckingham Strategic Wealth on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Post Dispatch Article

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.

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