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May is National Foster Care Month

iStock_000017209141LargeMultiEthnicKids “On any given day there are more than 400,000 children in foster care.  If you were able to bring together all these children into one city, this city would be the 43rd or 44th biggest city in the United States.  This city made up of foster children would be bigger than cities like Miami, Pittsburg, St Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Honolulu. Over the course of a year nearly 700,000 children spend at least some time in foster care and that makes this population of children and youth bigger than all but 18 U.S. cities.” ~


We urge you to get involved in the lives of foster children right here in our community. Volunteer your time by becoming a mentor, sponsor a child’s birthday party, grant a wish, donate funds to send a child to camp, make a meal for a foster family. These are just a few examples that will help foster children feel loved and wanted.

If you are ready to impact the life of a foster child, click HERE for ways to get involved.



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Double your donation to Angels’ Arms


Did you know that you can double your donation to Angels’ Arms by searching to see if your employer offers matching gifts. Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

To find out if your company will match gifts to Angels’ Arms, along with their matching gift form, please enter your employer’s name below:

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If you do not find your employer through this search, please check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift to Angels’ Arms. if you have any questions, contact Jasmina Schue at 314.842.8400 or email
Our Homes

What It Takes to Upkeep Our Homes

Volunteers at GoldwoodWhen you own a home, it often seems like there’s a never-ending list of projects and things to fix – some major, some minor … but all necessary to keep your home comfortable, safe and secure. Keeping everything in working order just makes sense. After all, for most of us, our home is our single biggest financial investment.

The same is true at Angels’ Arms, except we are keeping up with the needs at 12 different homes. And when we invest in upkeep for each house, we are not only enhancing 12 buildings, we are also investing in the lives of children.

With 12 homes, our maintenance and repair list is always long. Fortunately, Angels’ Arms has many volunteers and professional partners who help with the monumental task of making sure that our homes meet the needs of large, active families. Angels’ Arms has always succeeded because of the incredible commitment of volunteers, donors and businesses, and we are thankful for those who volunteer their time and expertise to paint, landscape or do minor repairs.

Yet as we continue to add homes, Angels’ Arms has a significant and growing need for our friends and donors to support the needs of our homes, which are at the heart of our mission.


Here are a few ways you can help:

Tom at CastlemanMake a donation to our Home Maintenance Fund – we use this fund throughout the year to purchase materials and supplies, pay for labor, and hire contractors and subcontractors when needed.

Donate gift cards for home stores such as Home Depot, Lowes or Hoods. 

Host a supply drive for items such as:

  • Paint brushes and rollers – all sizes;
  • Painters tape and tarps;
  • Joint compound, spackle, caulk, utility knives;
  • Rakes, wheelbarrows, shovels;
  • Work gloves;
  • Batteries, lightbulbs and furnace filters;
  • Gardening tools, tree trimmers, hedge shears;
  • Yard waste bags.

Join our volunteer “on call” team for minor repairs – if you have specific skills such as plumbing, electric, carpentry, painting or landscaping, we would love to add you to our list of potential volunteers to contact when specific needs come up. We also could use some volunteers with some “muscle” or who don’t mind getting a little messy.

Gather a group of friends or co-workers and adopt a house for on-going maintenance – a quarterly work day would make a huge difference at any of our homes!


Elaine Powers


Cardinals VS Cubs Suite Raffle

UPDATE: 4/15/2016 – 12:15pm…congrats to VICKI SEWELL…you’re the winner of the suite!
THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets!


Enter to WIN a SUITE to the Cards VS Cubs game on Monday, April 18, 2016. Game time: 7:15PM. The suite is located behind home plate (see photo below).

ONLY $50 per raffle ticket (only 100 tickets will be sold so the odds of winning are pretty amazing!!!) ALL proceeds benefit Angels’ Arms.

Winner will be selected Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12PM CST and will be announced LIVE via Facebook. Prize includes 18 tickets to a suite complete with beer (2 per person), nachos and hot dogs.


Check out the AMAZING view from the suite!




Attention Lucky’s Market Shoppers


* Update – 9/26/16 – The Bags for Change program raised close to $3,500 for Angels’ Arms. Thank you to all the shoppers who chose supported us during shopping trips to Lucky’s Market.

We are thrilled to announce that we are one of the three organizations chosen for Lucky’s Market Rock Hill and Lucky’s Market Ellisville Bags for Change program through end of June 2016. Please bring your own bags when shopping at Lucky’s and then choose Angels’ Arms for your token donation.

Thank you in advance!

Life Launch

Another Graduate in the Angels’ Arms Family


Jasmine's Graduation

Monique (left) standing proudly with her sister Jasmine at her graduation.


We felt so much joy as we watched Jasmine walk across the stage at her graduation this past weekend. Jasmine is the oldest of our Angels’ Arms young adults. She lived in the inaugural Angels’ Arms’ home for over 10 years but her journey to her diploma was not an easy one. Having worked through many personal challenges and hardships, Jasmine graduated as a Pharmacy Technician from St. Louis College of Health Careers on April 2 and is now employed in her field. Her face glowed with pride as she was able to share this long-awaited moment with her family and friends.

Jasmina, like her sister Monique (pictured) has proven that no matter the barriers we face, strength and perseverance can see us through to the end. To see the smiles on these sisters’ faces speaks volumes. We’re so proud of Jasmine and look forward to assisting many more youth in the Angels’ Arms Life Launch program to achieve their goals.

To learn more about Life Launch, click HERE

Foster Family

Angels’ Arms House #12 Opens


Angels’ Arms 12th home, donated by the Hoffman Family.

new beds for children (NEW PHOTO)

One of the new bedrooms ready for the kids!









On March 1st, the newest Angels’ Arms family moved into house #12, located in Florissant. The lovely 4 bedroom home originally belonged to the Hoffman family who built it many years ago and raised 3 boys there. After the parents passed away, the children decided they would donate their beautiful home to Angels’ Arms. Now it’s a safe haven to 4 foster children and foster mom Ramona Spencer.


Foster mom Ramona Spencer (right) had help settling in from a great friend.


Moving day! This house is now home to 4 kiddos, including a sibling group of 3.










12th Annual Trivia Night – A total success, no question about it!

Q. How did the Annual Angels’ Arms Trivia Night come about and become so successful?
A. Two amazing families and hundreds of fantastic supporters! 

On Friday, January 29, the generous Kallaos and Kamburis families and held at Christian Brother College High School (CBC), hosted our 12th Annual Angels’ Arms Trivia Night from 6-10 P.M.


The amazing Kallaos and Kamburis families!

The two families have hosted Trivia Night for Angels’ Arms since 2005. Carol Kamburis says the idea first came about when they volunteered to be in charge of the Family Activities Committee and had to come up with a way to increase funding.

All proceeds benefit our foster families, giving them a chance once a month to join in fantastic group activities they may not otherwise be able to afford. Thanks to the kindness of our community, 2016 was a record-breaking year! Over four hundred Angels’ Arms supporters flooded the room and worked together to raise more than $19,000! The event included a 20-item silent auction, with many of the packages being graciously donated. The auction alone raised over $1,600!


“We appreciate our generous trivia night supporters that have helped grow this fundraiser over the years into a huge success!” commented Kamburis, and the rest of us couldn’t agree more!

From our hearts to yours, thanks to each and every one of you who came out and spent the evening with us— your bigheartedness is sure to make this a year our foster kids won’t soon forget! Here’s hoping next year will be even more spectacular!

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A packed house of over 400 guests attended this years Trivia Night!



Another Successful “New Kicks 4 Foster Kids” Outing

Zeke showing off his new shoes!

Zeke showing off his new shoes!

For the 3rd year in a row, The Finish Line and their wonderful staff at South County Mall opened their doors to Angels’ Arms foster families for a private shopping experience on Sunday, January 17.

The amazing Finish Line staff!

The amazing Finish Line staff!

When kids enter our nonprofit, many of them have little to no clothing of their own. Heather Jones, President of the Angels’ arms Junior Board and a dedicated volunteer, believes that the shoes this event provides “not only represent something that is

truly theirs, but it also shows them that people out there care about them and their well-being.”

Because of our promise to keep siblings together in a safe, stable family environment, many parents that foster through Angels’ Arms have up to six children in their home at once, thus resulting in sticking to a tight budget.

Each household only receives an average of $15 per child per month from the state, so an expense such as new, brand name shoes is a luxury that many foster families cannot afford.

All ready with their new shoes!

All ready with their new shoes!

One of our foster moms, Katie Brown said, “It’s not very often someone says to a foster kiddo,’ Pick out whatever shoes you want, brand new, any brand, any color, it’s all up to you!’… The excitement lasts much longer than just the shopping experience.  There’s always a level of happiness and joy about wearing their new shoes to school.”

Angels’ Arms firmly believes in allowing foster children to be children, and it was through the generosity of our community and donations collected on Giving Tuesday, that allowed us to provided all 65 of our kids with a brand new pair of shoes.

THANK YOU for making the 2016 New Kicks for Foster Kids such a resounding success!