Jeans Because – Senior Services Plus

Our September Jeans Because Recipient is Senior Services Plus, Inc. 
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SSP was established in 1973 after three seniors-Floyd Galliher, Art Steinman and Roy Morrow-realized the need for more senior programs in the Alton, Illinois area. These three seniors soon formed the Alton Area Senior Citizens Council which has become the present-day Senior Services Plus, Inc.

From its humble beginnings to the present, the agency has gone through one metamorphosis after another, ...

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Jeans BeCause – American Youth Foundation

Out August recipient of our Jeans BeCause program is the American Youth Foundation.  The American Youth Foundation was established in 1925 by a group of progressive leaders committed to helping young people reach their potential. The founders were inspired by a common vision: to develop leaders for all of life’s vocations, to inspire young people to discover and develop their own best self, and to give them the tools to live a balanced life.

Early leaders of the organization purchased ...

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Jeans BeCause – Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community is our June Jeans BeCause recipient.  Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis is an affiliate of the international non-profit organization Cancer Support Community, whose mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community to enhance their overall well-being.

Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis offers more than 150 workshops, managed by licensed mental-health professionals, and professionally-led groups monthly ~ all provided at ...

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Jeans BeCause – St. Louis Area Foodbank

Our April Jeans BeCause recipient is the St. Louis Area Foodbank.  The St. Louis Area Food Bank began its service to the community in 1975. Today, they continue to be an organization that relies on the generosity of others to make a difference in the lives of those I need of food assistance. Over the years, they have grown to be the bi-state region’s largest non-profit 501(c)(3) food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. The St. Louis Area ...

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Jeans BeCause – Better Family Life, Inc.

Our March Jeans BeCause recipient is Better Family Life, Inc.  Better Family Life (BFL) was founded in 1983. The 5 pillars that support the developmental thrust of BFL are Community Outreach, Cultural Arts, Housing and Asset Development, Youth, Family and Clinical Services and Workforce Development.

BFL’s mission is to plan and establish social, cultural, artistic, youth, economic, housing, educational programs that help to promote positive and innovative changes within the metropolitan St. Louis area. Much of BFL’s programming is geared toward ...

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Jeans BeCause – The Sheldon Arts Foundation

The Sheldon Arts Foundation is another recipient of our Jeans BeCause program.  Pictured below are Lauren White, Director of Development; Bob Harrison, President & Chairman of The Daniel and Henry Co.; and Paul Reuter, Executive Director.

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The Sheldon Arts Foundation is committed to the preservation and operation of the historic Sheldon Concert Hall and is dedicated to enriching the greater St. Louis region and beyond with a wide range of music, visual ...

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Jeans BeCause – Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

Our October Jeans BeCause recipient is the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.  The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition strives to create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families in the St. Louis metropolitan community. This is a non-profit organization founded in 1989. They help connect all other resources to help foster families find a permanent home and encourage adoptive families. They provide 24/7 free Crisis Intervention services for pre- and post-adoptive/guardianship families in ...

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Jeans BeCause – St. Louis County Library District

Our September recipient of our Jeans BeCause program is the St. Louis County Library District.  The St. Louis County Library District was established as a political subdivision of the State of Missouri with taxing authority by an election held in April of 1946. The first library building opened in 1947 and was quickly followed by two branch locations in the heavily populated portion of North County. The 1960s saw an additional four branches, including a new Headquarters building and the ...

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Jeans BeCause – St. Louis Area Food Bank

The St. Louis Area Food Bank was one of our August Jeans BeCause recipients.  The St.Louis Area Food Bank began its service to the community in 1975. Today, they continue to be an organization that relies on the generosity of others to make a difference in the lives of those I need of food assistance. Over the years, they have grown to be the bi-state region’s largest non-profit 501(c)(3) food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need.  

The St. ...

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Jeans BeCause – CASA of Cook County

Our July Jeans BeCause recipient was CASA Of Cook County, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.  The CASA vision is to protect children who have experienced neglect and abuse by providing them a voice in court, a safe and permanent home, and an opportunity to grow, learn and thrive.

For nearly 30 years, CASA of Cook County has been training diligent, committed, everyday citizens to stand up for children in the foster care system who have suffered the trauma of abuse ...

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