Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? It’s an exciting initiative led and promoted by the Children’s Bureau! Each May, they take time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.
Saint Louis Closet Co. is playing our part this month by featuring Angels’ Arms for May’s Closets for a Cause efforts.
Who is Angels’ Arms?
Angels’ Arms is a nonprofit that engages the community to support foster families in their loving homes and beyond, keeping siblings together and allowing kids to surpass the limits of foster care. It has been a safe haven to over 600 children since 2000. They have a total of 13 foster homes located throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County.
In 2020 alone, Angels’ Arms provided a safe and loving home to 98 children. They have also served over a dozen additional foster families in their community. This year, they are expanding their reach to assist other foster families in need outside of their homes.
A Note From Jasmina Schue
“Angels’ Arms is honored to partner with Saint Louis Closet Co. in the month of May to raise much needed funds and awareness for foster families in St. Louis,” said Jasmina Schue, director of operations for Angels’ Arms. “With May being National Foster Care Month, we are hopeful that Saint Louis Closet Co. customers will be encouraged to learn more about how they too can make a difference in the lives of foster children in our community.”
Future Plans for Funds Raised
Funds raised through Closets for a Cause will help Angels’ Arms stock essential items in their warehouse, including toilet paper, diapers, cereal, detergent, and more. These items will be distributed to more than two dozen foster families in their community. The nonprofit recently acquired a 4,000-square-foot warehouse to serve as their donation intake and distribution center.
Angels’ Arms does not receive any state, federal, or United Way funds. They rely solely on the community and businesses like Saint Louis Closet Co. to fulfill the needs of the foster families they support.
Give Back Through Closets for a Cause
Help contribute to this wonderful organization by scheduling your free consultation with Saint Louis Closet Co. today! Want to learn more about Closets for a Cause? We’re selecting a new charity each month to help make a difference in our community. Follow us on social media @stlouisclosetco and sign up for our newsletter.