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!!!

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Jeans BeCause – United Cerebral Palsy Heartland

Our October Jeans BeCause recipient was United Cerebral Palsy Heartland. For the last 60 years, UCP Heartland has helped to enhance the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities. UCP believes that individuals with even the most challenging disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services, integrated employment opportunities with competitive wages and career opportunities. They also promote full inclusion in community life by providing resource and referral, advocacy, and ...

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Jeans BeCause – Urban Strategies

Urban Strategies was our August Jeans BeCause recipient. Urban Strategies Inc. is a national nonprofit with extensive experience in implementing place-based human capital development strategies in public housing communities that are undergoing comprehensive physical revitalization. Founded in 1978, Urban Strategies works to help communities build safe neighborhoods, enhanced schools, and a range of comprehensive human service supports. Their work is focused in urban core residential communities and is designed to build social and economic mobility for low-income families living in ...

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Jeans BeCause – Senior Services Plus

Senior Services Plus is our September Jeans BeCause recipient.  Senior Services Plus is the “Leader in Aging” for the St. Louis area.  They are a non-profit 501c United Way agency established to help enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living.  Their Mission is “to provide opportunities and resources to individuals as they age”.

Programs include: Transportation, Meals on Wheels, Travel, Foster Grandparents and Jennifer Bishop’s School of Dance.

Services include:  Home Care, Wellness & Fitness, Information ...

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Jeans BeCause – St. Louis Area Foodbank

STL Area Food BankOur June recipient, the St. Louis Area Food Bank began its service to the community in 1975. They started out in an office space on Lindell Boulevard that was supplied by the Red Cross Bi-State Chapter. In that first year, St. Louis Area Food Bank distributed 135,000 pounds of food. In 2011, they distributed more than 25 million pounds of food ...

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Jeans BeCause – Humane Society of Missouri

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The Humane Society of Missouri was yet another recipient of our Jeans BeCause program.  Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances. They provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need – large and small – that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and ...

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