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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Jeans BeCause – Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

One of our June Jeans BeCause recipients was Shakespeare Festival St. Louis.  Inspired by R. Crosby Kemper, III, the idea of a free Shakespeare festival began in 1997, and with broad civic support Shakespeare Festival St. Louis received 501(c)3 status in December 1999. In 2001 Chairman of the Board Marvin Moskowitz, first Managing Director Lana Pepper, and a visionary Board of community leaders produced the first annual free Shakespeare festival in Forest Park. Since the initial two-week run that attracted ...

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Jeans BeCause – Senior Services Plus

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 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, and stronger than before, even in the face of adversity and difficult economic ...

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Legal Services of Eastern Missouri receives donation from Nationwide Private Client and Daniel & Henry

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) has received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of Daniel & Henry Co. The money will help provide high quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income people and the elderly in Eastern Missouri.

Private Client is Nationwide’s personal lines carrier focused on the affluent market. Its appointed independent agents are offered an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others with charitable donations ...

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Jeans BeCause – Riverbend Head Start & Family Services

Our March recipient of our Jeans BeCause program was Riverbend Head Start & Family Services.  The mission of Riverbend Head Start & Family Services is to enable children and families to develop the positive skills to meet life’s challenges.

Riverbend Head Start & Family Services is a non-profit agency that provides children living in poverty, or challenged with special circumstances, with an early childhood education through Head Start and Early Head Start programs. They teach preschoolers early math, reading and vocabulary ...

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Jeans BeCause – BCI Help Happens

Our January Jeans BeCause recipient was BCI-Help Happens.  The Boone Center’s Social Mission is to enrich the lives of adults with disabilities and their families by providing a choice of productive and fulfilling employment. Boone Center’s Business Mission is to provide human resources and manage logistics to deliver superior value added processing for our customers through partnership based on trust, quality, reliability and flexibility. When both missions are met they achieve their vision: All people have the opportunity to achieve ...

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Jeans BeCause – Urban Strategies

Our November Jeans Because recipient is Urban Strategies, Inc.  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 ...

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