While it may be the offseason when it comes to hockey, there's no down time for the St. Louis Blues' community efforts. In what has become a summer tradition, Live to Give provides front office employees at the Blues, Enterprise Center and Peabody Opera House with the opportunity to give back to their community through volunteer work.
The 2018 Live to Give campaign kicked off on July 10 at H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, which provides support for members of the military and their families. That name may sound familiar to Blues fans; the team has partnered with them before for military nights and care package collection drives.
Blues staff gathered at the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care warehouse in Fenton to get a tour of the office, learn more about what the non-profit does and help sort donated items for care packages. Even Louie stopped by to help with the efforts.
In the upcoming weeks, employees will visit four more organizations throughout St. Louis. If you are interested in learning more, donating or opportunities for volunteering, please visit the individual websites listed below.
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained caregivers before, during, and after deployment.
City Academy transforms children, families and our community through exceptional education and bold expectations that empower children to overcome barriers. With the finest faculty and campus environment, students are constantly challenged and held to the highest academic standards. City Academy leverages support from the broader community to make City Academy financially accessible for qualified families. They believe family's income should not limit a child's access to great education.
Animal Protective Association (APA)
The Animal Protective Association of Missouri is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond.
St. Patrick's Center
St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals and families build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability.
St. Louis Area Foodbank
The St. Louis Area Foodbank has a mission to feed hungry people by distributing food throughout the bi-state region and engage our community in the fight against hunger.