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HUCK’S Becomes First Home Sponsor

In January 2018, Angels’ Arms partnered with Huck’s Food and Fuel to sponsor Huck’s House, an Angels’ Arms home located in O’Fallon, MO.

Check out the Fox 2 NEWS story announcing the partnership.

The home sponsorship through Huck’s will ensure that the children and the home’s needs will be met, including everything from clothing, shoes, and school supplies to assistance with activity fees and equipment for sports, music and more.

Huck’s staff will also have the opportunity to meet with the youth and sponsor the children on their birthdays and holidays. 

Huck’s is the first corporation to sponsor an Angels’ Arms home.

The Huck’s Executive Team paid a visit to the foster home and spent some time getting to know the foster parents and 8 children who live in the home.



A message from the Founder/Executive Director

Dearest friends of Angels’ Arms,

I wanted you to know that I’ll be away for the next few weeks getting surgery for my recently diagnosed breast cancer. I’ll be having all of this done out of town and will return mid-December, stronger than ever. In the meantime, I know the organization will be in great hands and although I hate to miss all the wonderful holiday events with our foster families and board, I’m assured there will be lots of photos.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for being part of this mission.



A Special Thank You to the Mueller Family

Pictured from left: Jasmina Schue, Gary and Lynn Mueller with their grandson and Bess Wilfong

We are deeply grateful to the Mueller family and friends for their commitment to Angels’ Arms over the last ten years. They recently hosted the 10th Annual Dan Mueller Memorial Golf Tournament and presented Angels’ Arms with a $14,000 donation. Since 2008, this incredible sell-out event, honoring their son Dan’s memory, has contributed over $150,000 towards our mission! Just think of how many children’s lives have been impacted in Dan’s memory. We love the Mueller family and are humbled to receive their support each year.



Snag a Cardinals Grab Bag!

Guess what Cardinals FANS!? We have a VERY limited quantity of autographed baseballs remaining from the 2017 Cardinals Wives Grab Bag event. This is YOUR chance to take home a baseball signed by any one of the current baseball players on the 2017 Cardinals roster. 

Baseballs are $50/each and you never know who you’re gonna get! It could be Adam Wainwright, it could be Matt Carpenter…or any of the other players on the roster. 100% of your purchase will benefit Angels’ Arms.


as an added bonus, anyone who buys a baseball between June 6-June 15, 2017 will be entered to win a Cardinals *MARTY PASS which can be redeemed for 2 tickets to a Monday-Thursday home game during the 2017 season. FOUR (4) winners will be selecting LIVE via facebook on Friday, June 16 at 12PM CST. GOOD LUCK!

*MARTY PASS must be redeemed by August 31, 2017. Tickets based on availability. Other exclusions may apply.



Life Launch

Class of 2017 Graduates

Kameron – Southeast Missouri State University

Josh – Parkway South High School Class of 2017

Abby – Lindbergh High School Class of 2017

Hannah – Mehlville High School Class of 2017


Abby Recognized by Crestwood/Sunset Kiwanis

Each month, the Crestwood/ Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club recognizes outstanding students in the community. In April, the honor went to one of our very own. Abby, a senior at Lindbergh High School, was nominated by her counselor, Jonathan Riethmeier. Jonathan has known Abby since her freshman year and recognizes the struggles she’s faced in life and throughout her high school career but Abby continued to persevere and put her best foot forward. Her drive and resilience has led her to greatly improve her grades over time and even enroll in honors courses, participate in Key Club, Reading Club and the College Bound Program all while working part time at a fast food restaurant. Abby always maintains a positive attitude and continues to inspire everyone she meets. She is very deserving of this honor.

A few days after receiving the award, Abby was thrilled to attend her high school prom, and thanks to a few generous donors, was able to have her hair and makeup done for the big event. 

Angels’ Arms foster mom Barb Bocklage said it best, “Throughout the years, it is watching these special kids persevere that touches me most. They are all amazing souls that bless our lives with their presence even if only for a short while!”

Life Launch

The Future Looks Bright for Hannah

Hannah with her new car!

Do you remember your first car? Many of us have fond memories of getting behind the wheel of our very first car. Whether it was a family hand-me-down or a brand new vehicle complete with the new car smell, the freedom it represented was thrilling and for one of our youth, that “first car” dream became a reality last month.

Hannah, a high school senior, has been saving for a car for quite some time with the help of the Chafee Independent Living Program. By March, she finally saved up enough for a used car, more specifically, a 2000 Toyota Rav4 she’d been eyeing. Although the car was 17 years old, she didn’t care because it was all she could afford and at the end of the day, it would allow her to drive to and from school/work without having to ask for rides from her foster parents. Right before she was about to finalize the purchase of the Rav4, she learned of a unique opportunity thought Frank Leta Honda Charitable Foundation. They offered to match her savings, up to $3,000, which allowed her to buy a much newer and more reliable vehicle, a 2011 Toyota Camry. They also upgraded the car with four new tires and are covering all future oil changes and tire rotations. Hannah stopped by the Angels’ Arms office to show of her new car and share her exciting news. She expressed how grateful she is to everyone at Frank Leta for making her new car dream a reality.

Hannah is set to graduate high school in May and just recently obtained her nurse assistant certification through the Health Sciences Program at South Tech. She is excited to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the Fall where she plans to pursue a degree in nursing.

If you would like to support Hannah by helping her prepare for life in a dorm, away from her foster family, please contact for more info. Also, gas gift cards and Target and Walmart gift cards would be greatly beneficial to Hannah and can be mailed to Angels’ Arms, 12128A Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63128.


Did you know?

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To view the FULL Angels’ Arms STATS flyer, download Infographic 2017

Foster Family

A New Start for the Tripp Family

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Last September, our Angels’ Arms home in Ferguson was destroyed by a fire. The foster family was out of town and thankfully no one was hurt, but all their belongings were lost. “We came home to a devastating realization that our beautiful home on Maple Avenue had caught fire. It was so surreal. But the Angels’ Arms staff told us that one day our lives would get put back together,” said foster mom Jenny Tripp.

Over the last six months, Angels’ Arms has been busy working on relocating the Tripp family to a new home in South St. Louis County. Jen Wallner with the Wallner Team was instrumental in helping us find the perfect house for the Tripps. We had numerous individuals donate furniture to furnish the bedrooms, dining room and family room. We had dozens of volunteers help with minor repairs and renovations and cleaning the home. Also, our friends at Community Associations Institute (CAI) held a drive in December and collected many household items for the family such as bedding, dinnerware, gift cards, cleaning supplies and much more.

After weeks of renovations and last minute finishing touches, we were finally able to hand over the keys to Jenny and her husband Shane on January 11th and we filmed it LIVE via Facebook. “We got to enter our new residence and were blown away on how much work was done to ready the home for our family and the children in our care. There were so many volunteers and donors that made all our wishes come true, and we are looking forward to starting the new year in our new home.”

Check out the photos of the new house HERE.