It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition at Falk Harrison that while we are busy with our holiday baking, gift shopping and party plans, we also take time to remember those who are less fortunate than us. In recent years, we have have collected shoes and canned goods in order to lend a helping hand. This year, we’re looking to help in another way.
As another St. Louis winter settles in and temperatures drop below freezing, most of us just throw an extra blanket on our bed or turn up the thermostat. Unfortunately, many members of our community don’t have the ability to do that. They will be left out in the cold, with no shelter or critical necessities. That’s why we’ve decided this year to work in conjunction with St. Louis Winter Outreach.
St. Louis Winter Outreach is a local organization with several teams that work together during the winter months in order to keep people who live on the streets of St. Louis warm and safe. We are helping them this year by collecting donations of the following goods:
- Chapstick or lip balm
- travel size hand cream
- individual Kleenex packets
- Tylenol or Ibuprofin packets
- cough drops
Outerwear (Adult & Child sizes):
- Heavy socks
- Heavy wool hats that cover the ears
- Heavy scarves that can be wrapped around the neck and over the mouth
(Note: we are not collecting coats or blankets as these items are already covered)
This would help tremendously … as they can purchase what is needed when they need it most. Checks can be made payable to: “St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach.” A $20 donation would enable the Food Crew to purchase the protein necessary to prepare 60-100 meals of soup, stew or chili.
Falk Harrison will collect the items and deliver them to the STL Winter Outreach team. Please drop off your donations at our office during normal business hours by January 16:
1300 Baur Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Business hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact Debbie Haupt at Falk Harrison, 314.531.1410 for more information.
Donations are also being accepted at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse during their hours of operation:
3606 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63116
Business hours: Mon.-Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Thank you for your help in keeping our community warm!