Jeans BeCause – United Cerebral Palsy Heartland

Our September recipient of our Jeans BeCause program is United Cerebral Palsy Heartland.  Founded in 1953, United Cerebral Palsy Heartland (UCP) is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to supporting individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury. UCP Heartland is committed to change and progress for children and adults with disabilities, whether it is a disability manifested from birth, the result of an accident or as a ...

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Biggest Winner Challenge – Season 2

Employees at The Daniel and Henry Co. lost another 236 pounds during Season 2 of our Biggest Winner Challenge. Participants paid $20 each with 50% going to the winners and the other 50% to The Humane Society of Missouri. With the 50% for The Humane Society, we purchased lots of items on their wishlist for them. Others in the office also donated items from their wishlist.
In addition, The Humane Society of Missouri was one of our Jeans BeCause ...

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Jeans BeCause – Mission Gate Christian Center, Inc.

Mission Gate Christian Center, Inc., was our August Jeans BeCause recipient.  The vision of Mission Gate Christian Center is threefold:  Regeneration, Rehabilitation and Reintegration.

Mission Gate Prison Ministry was founded in 1985. Conservatively nine out of ten that complete the Mission Gate program, never go back to prison.

The guiding purpose of Mission Gate Christian Center is to feed, clothe, shelter and spiritually counsel Christians and others in need, with the emphasis on assisting the homeless, inmates of correctional institutions, and the ...

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Jeans BeCause – Riverbend Head Start and Family Services

Our July Jeans BeCause recipient was Riverbend Head Start & Family Services. For over 90 years, Riverbend Head Start & Family Services has embodied itself in their mission to serve those living in Madison County.  

Starting in 1916, a group of civic-minded individuals created a family oriented agency named Alton Public (Welfare) Council with a mission to help impoverished mothers care for their own children, and to provide care to people in their own homes.

In 1923 Alton Visiting Nurse Association merged ...

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“The Biggest Winner” Challenge Nets Big Wins for Participants, Local Charities

The Daniel and Henry Co. leads by example

June 30, 2015: St. Louis, MO—Employees at The Daniel and Henry Co. were up for the challenge this year to get in shape, lose weight, eat healthier and get active! After completing 2 quarters in “The Biggest Winner” challenge, Daniel and Henry’s team is 854.8 pounds lighter. And two local charities, St. Louis Area Foodbank and The Humane Society of Missouri, benefitted from all of this weight loss.

How’d they do it?

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Jeans BeCause – Cancer Support Community

One of our May Jeans BeCause recipients was the Cancer Support Community. 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. All programs are completely free of charge and offered in a comfortable, home-like environment. Cancer Support Community offers professionally-led support groups, educational ...

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Jeans BeCause – Senior Services Plus

Senior Services Plus, Inc., was the recipient of our March Jeans BeCause program.  Senior Services Plus, Inc., was established in 1973 after three seniors-Floyd Galliher, Art Steinman and Roy Morrow-realized the need for more senior programs in the Alton area. These three seniors soon formed the Alton Area Senior Citizens Council which, through several metamorphoses, has become the present-day Senior Services Plus, Inc.

Senior Services Plus is the “Leader in Aging” for the St. Louis area.  They are a non-profit 501c ...

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Jeans BeCause – Eugene Field House

The Eugene Field House was our January Jeans BeCause recipient.  The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum was the boyhood home of Eugene Field, who is beloved to this day as the “Children’s Poet” and widely known as the “Father of the Personal Newspaper Column”.

Eugene Field was born in St. Louis at 634 South Broadway, on September 2, 1850. His father, Roswell Martin Field, was a well-known attorney.

In 1853 Roswell served as the attorney for the ...

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Jeans BeCause – Empac Group

Empac Group was our December Jeans BeCause recipient.  Empac Group is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to employ persons with developmental, mental, and physical challenges in Franklin County. Their workshops help their employees develop themselves as workers, with the goal to help them excel as far as their desire and ability can take them until they are of retirement age. 

Empac Group employees provide contract and sub-contract labor for over forty businesses in a 50-mile radius of Washington, Missouri. They ...

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St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network Awards

Our own Monica Billups and Jim Samson were recently recognized at the SLEVAWN (St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network) Breakfast. The mission of SLEVAWN is to end domestic and sexual violence. Both Jim and Monica were recognized as individuals who have gone above and beyond to help survivors secure and/or maintain employment. Congratulations!!!

Jim Monica

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