Jeans BeCause – Mission Gate Prison Ministry

Mission Gate is a residential program for men and women after leaving prison or rehabilitation.   It was founded in 1985, by Rick and Trish Mathes, partnering with Senator Jim Talent and his wife, Brenda.  They provide clean and safe housing, along with initial food supply, clothing, hygiene items and bedding. Their mission is to regenerate, rehabilitate, and reintegrate ex-offenders, recovering addicts, and their families through Jesus Christ.  “We equip our residents to become self-sufficient and independent within a minimum of ...

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Jeans BeCause – St. Vincent Home for Children

Our second Jeans BeCause recipient in December was St. Vincent Home for Children.

St. Vincent Home for Children was founded in 1850 following a cholera epidemic and fire, both of which occurred the previous year an which left many St. Louis children orphaned.  Over the years, St. Vincent Home has transitioned to meet the changing needs of children in the area.  No longer an orphanage, St. Vincent Home is a Residential Treatment Center that provides treatment for at-risk youth.  For over ...

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Jeans BeCause – Girls On The Run

One of our December Jeans BeCause recipients was Girls on the Run.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experience. The mission of Girls on the Run St. Louis is to empower girls for a lifetime of healthy living.

Their program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grades inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based ...

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Jeans BeCause – Alberico Scholarship Foundation

Our September Jeans BeCause recipient is the Alberico Scholarship Foundation.

In memory of Martin and Julius Alberico, the Alberico Scholarship Foundation seeks to improve the path to education for deserving college-bound students of talent, merit and need through the administration of educational grants.

In 2007, the Martin G. Alberico Scholarship Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. In 2009, the Foundation began granting scholarships to college bound high school seniors. Since then, they have awarded over $40,000 in scholarships to Chicagoland and ...

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Jeans BeCause – Senior Services Plus

Our July Jeans BeCause recipient is Senior Services Plus, Inc.

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, 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, even emerging bigger, bolder, ...

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Jeans BeCause – Hyde Park Youth Symphony

Our April Jeans BeCause recipient was Hyde Park Youth Symphony.

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony brings together diverse students from the south side of Chicago and beyond to provide a high-quality musical performance experience and education as a training ground for the next generation of performers, educators, and advocates of music and the arts.

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS) is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a high-quality arts experience to youth on the south side of Chicago and ...

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Jeans BeCause – Cancer Support Community

Our March recipient of our Jeans BeCause program is 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.

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

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Jeans BeCause – Cornerstone Center for Early Learning

Our October Jeans BeCause recipient is Cornerstone Center for Early Learning.  Founded in 1969, located in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood, and the first accredited early learning center in St. Louis city, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning provides licensed, award-winning and affordable childcare and pre-kindergarten education for working families of all economic backgrounds.  On opening day, under the name Helping Hands Day Care Center, there was one classroom, one teacher, and one student at the new program at the Compton Heights Christian Church. ...

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Jeans BeCause – St. Vincent Home for Children

Our September Jeans BeCause recipient is St. Vincent Home for Children.  The mission at St. Vincent Home for Children (SVHC) is to provide love, security and professional treatment for troubled children and their families through a fully integrated program of services. They provide a safe and caring community where troubled adolescents have life changing opportunities that build character, self-respect and coping skills to reach their highest potential.  The foundation of their efforts is the desire to always provide the help to ...

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Jeans BeCause – Angels’ Arms

Our July Jeans BeCause recipient is Angels’ Arms.  Angels’ Arms is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found.

Although in existence only since 2000, Angels’ Arms has changed the lives of over 500+ children, including over 100 sibling groups, by providing them with a loving home and allowing them to thrive in a happy, functional family setting.

Children entering an Angels’ Arms’ home are ...

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