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Life Launch

Our Version of Fixer-Upper

Earlier this summer, our LaunchPad was completely remodeled by the amazing architecture firm Ottolino Winters Huebner. They gave the apartment a whole new makeover including painting the walls a chic gray as well as picking out stylish and modern furniture. They made it not only pleasing to the eye, but also functional beyond belief. A cozy gray couch welcomes out as you first walk into the room; in the back right, a beautiful sitting room with a large window to gaze out at the yard; last but not least, beautifully redone bedrooms that will make you feel right at home. Our LaunchPad is a transitional apartment for those who will be aging out of foster care in the near future. We wanted to give them a place they could call their own! We could not be more grateful to our friends at Ottolino Winters Huebner for the beautiful remodel. Oh, did we mention they did it for free and out of the kindness of their hearts? Truly amazing people. 

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Our Homes

Diapers and Pull-ups Needed

On average, babies and young children go through 5-10 diapers per day. We have several houses with multiple diaper-aged children living there. There is also a possibility we are adding another diaper-aged child to the Angels’ Arms family, therefore we need your help! Below is a link to our Amazon wishlist for the needs of our families; included in this list are all of the sizes of our diaper-aged children. When you buy from this list, the item will be sent to our office then we will deliver it to the family who needs it most. Amazon has made donating to non-profits so easy – it only takes a couple of clicks and you can help someone more than you can imagine. If you have the means, please consider donating to our wonderful families.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/MM03I3IICUFB?&sort=default

News

If the Shoe Fits

Over the weekend, our Junior Board held our annual BBQ for all of our foster families. We grilled, played and laughed. On top of that, the kids were given a very special surprise. Sneakers with Soul is an organization dedicated to positively impacting children in the greater St. Louis area; their mission is to ensure that one day no child will go back to school without a new pair of shoes. Maurice “Moe” Parisien, the founder and president of Sneakers with Soul, and his wife joined us at the BBQ where he made sure all of the new Adidas shoes fit our kids just right. We were blown away by the generosity of Moe and his organization. “Thanks so much for this generous donation,” one of our foster parents exclaimed. “The kids LOVE their new kicks!” There’s something special about a brand-new pair of tennis shoes to start off a new school year.

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The Community has our Back (to school)

Over the past few days, we have witnessed an outpouring of support from our community for our foster children. Going back to school can be stressful for foster children, and we wanted to make the transition from summer break to a new school year as easy as possible for our families. Our Back-to-School clothing drive fundraiser exceeded our $6,000 goal in only three short days; because of these donations our kids will be able to pick out brand new clothes for the upcoming school year.

Aside from the clothing drive, several groups and organizations donated backpacks, school supplies, shoes as well as clothes, which will help our kids walk into their new classrooms with confidence and a ready-to-learn attitude.

We want to extend our immense gratitude to the following people and organizations:

 

Linda Robben with RedKey Reality for making a matching contribution for the first $1,500 raised for the Back-to-School clothing drive. Also, to Jennifer Wallner for using her Facebook birthday fundraiser to support the clothing drive. And last but certainly not least, Nick Matlock for getting his donation matched by his employer, helping us surpass our goal.

 

 

 

 

The Crossing Church who collected 20 new backpacks, filled to the brim with supplies, to give to our kids.

 

 

 

 

Distribution Management for donating countless school supplies such as notebooks, binders, pens and pencils among other must-have supplies for a successful school year.

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia Chrysler and Clothes4Confidence for putting together gift bags for the children. Each gift bag contained new school clothes for the kids that donors personally bought.

 

 

 

We truly couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for your continued support!

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Before saying goodbye to sweet summer time, say hello to a tasty new treat. The Cup, St. Louis’ Original Bakery, will be selling limited-edition “back to school” cupcakes from August 12th-24th. These special cupcakes will feature a french vanilla cake with multi-color and alphabet sprinkles, vanilla buttercream and a school themed ring topper. Besides being delicious, these cupcakes have a dual purpose – 20% of every “back to school” cupcake sold will benefit Angels’ Arms. Also, when you buy a “back to school” cupcake in store or online, you will be entered into a raffle for a $50 CUP gift card. Both the Central West End and Edwardsville, Illinois locations will be participating in the promotion. Indulge yourself with a hand-crafted cupcake and enjoy the last few days before homework and carpools.

Foster Family

Our Newest Angels’ Arms Family

We’ve spent many weeks preparing our Angels’ Arms home in Shaw Park for a new foster family. There were numerous volunteers who dedicated their time to painting, cleaning, organizing and assembling furniture for the Jewett family. Foster Mom, Brittnay, and the four children in her care are thrilled to have a new place to call home.

The move was made possible by our wonderful friends at Two Men and a Truck. In addition, dozens of supporters answered our call for help and donated beds, rugs, and toys to help furnish the bedrooms for the children. Special thanks to The Wallner Team for loaning us their moving truck so that we could pick up all the donations.

It has truly been a community effort and we are so grateful to everyone who lent a helping hand to make the Jewett family feel welcome and supported. It’s true when they say, “it takes a village”.

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We’re Hiring!

We’re growing our team and seeking a Communications Coordinator. This is a newly created position that is solely dedicated to communications.  The ideal candidate for this job is creative and can operate effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. A positive, can-do attitude with strong self-initiative and the ability to multi-task with staff are essential to the success of this position.

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the organization’s communications, marketing, social media, and public relations activities while supporting internal team members.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Produce content for our key audiences via website, social media, email marketing, and print marketing.
  • Coordinate the design and production of all marketing materials and messaging for key programs and events.
  • Implement a new strategic marketing and social media plan.
  • Write and edit copy for Angels’ Arms marketing materials.
  • Work with website developer to update website design and content.
  • Coordinate the design and production of all materials to support fundraising efforts such as sponsorship decks and outreach materials.
  • Assist with the design and distribution of event-branded materials and supplies.
  • Monitor all communications and fundraising efforts, internal and external, to ensure the consistency of brand messaging.
  • Maintain and update the Angels’ Arms photo database.
  • Generate new angles and ideas to promote support and awareness of our mission.
  • Create and manage social media editorial calendar.
  • Develop channel-specific, timely content, and campaigns.
  • Actively monitor and engage with our community on social media to drive engagement, support, and awareness of Angels’ Arms.
  • Create and host live-streamed social media events, as needed.
  • Monitor and analyze social media data and create a monthly insights report as a way to improve messaging and outreach.
  • Stay on top of emerging social media trends and other social channels; analyze and report opportunities for growth.
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of press releases and serve as a media point of contact.
  • Attend and participate in public speaking engagements.
  • Manage the Angels’ Arms swag inventory and order new items as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field.
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in marketing, communications and/or social media management role.
  • High level of proficiency using all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with managing an organization’s social media accounts including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, Canva, Constant Contact, and WordPress a plus but not required.

Skills and abilities:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Salary range: 
$35,000-$38,000, plus health, retirement, vacation and life insurance benefits.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jasmina Schue at jasmina@angelsarms.org. This full-time position is based out of the Angels’ Arms office in South St. Louis County (12128A Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128).

Foster Family

Furniture Drive for Angels’ Arms

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are asking for your help in furnishing two of our homes. We are are in need of furniture and supplies for bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms and play spaces.
 
FURNITURE NEEDS:

Family Room
Living room chairs
Rugs
Shelves
Desk

Bedroom
Toddler beds
Mattresses
Rugs

Toys and other
Baby gates
Toy chest
Play kitchen
Water/sand table

If you have any of these items to donate, please email amber@angelsarms.org a list of your item(s), photos (if possible) and your location and we would be happy to schedule a pick-up.
 
We have a truck and volunteers ready to pick up on Thursday, June 6th.
Foster Family

DenimQuilts Provide Comfort to Foster Kids

May 24th was an exciting day at Angels’ Arms! 💙 

Our friend Julie Treloar paid us a visit to drop off special gifts for two new youth in our homes, including the 2,000th quilt made by DenimQuilts. 

These one-of-a-kind blankets provide so much warmth and comfort to the children in our homes. Over the last 10 years, each child that has set foot in an Angels’ Arms home has received one. 

Thank you to Julie Treloar, Sally Safranski and all the DenimQuilts volunteers for giving our kids something of their very own to treasure forever.

⬇️In honor of their 10th Anniversary, below at TEN FUN FACTS about DenimQuilts:
1. DenimQuilts recycles and repurposes old jeans, blankets, and other fabrics to make their custom made quilts.
2. Denim Quilts was founded by friends Sally Safranski and Julie Treloar in 2009.
3. The first ever made quilt was donated to an Angels’ Arms child.
4. The 1,000th quilt was also donated to an Angels’ Arms child in 2016.
5. More than 40 volunteers collect, sort and cut the fabric and help assemble the quilts.
6. Four yards of fabric are needed for each quilt
7. It takes about 25 to 40 hours to make each quilt
8. Each quilt is adorned with a jean pocket, personalized with the recipients’ names, favorite sports, characters, hobbies, and interests.
9. DenimQuilts has supported over 40 organizations through donated quilts.
10. Denim Quilts has donated over 250 quilts to Angels’ Arms kids.

To learn more about this amazing group, check out their facebook page!

Life Launch

Mentors needed, can you help?

Mentor Nate and his Mentee Jason

“Being Jason’s mentor has been an incredible experience for me. The opportunity to have fun with someone, build a friendship with them, and pour into their life in a positive way is a huge blessing. I highly recommend it! Our lives are so much more meaningful and rich when we invest in others. I believe mentoring not only provides an opportunity to make an impact in someone else’s life – it provides an opportunity to impact your life as well.”

Nate

Youth in need of a mentor:

Male youth (14) – likes football and boxing, enjoys listening to music and playing video games

Male youth (14) – loves all sports but especially enjoys basketball (watching and playing), like to play video games

Male youth (17) – wants to learn how to play and build skills in basketball, enjoys relaxing, likes outdoor activities and exercise

Male youth (14) – interested in technology, likes basketball and football

Click HERE to complete an online mentor application.

Please contact Cat, Life Launch Program Coordinator at Angels’ Arms. cat@angelsarms.org Office: 314-842-8400