Closets for a Cause
Saint Louis Closet Co. Monthly Giveback Program
Jennifer Williams, owner and founder of Saint Louis Closet Co., and her team have been giving back to the St. Louis community since their opening in 1991. With such amazing support from the community, Jennifer and her team have never questioned giving back, which has been a critical part of her business since its opening.
Due to this pay-it-forward culture, Jennifer and her team decided to start a monthly program recognizing, supporting, and donating to a single charity. Hence, Closets for a Cause came to fruition. Each month a percentage of all sales will be donated back to the chosen charity. By collaborating with the non-profit organizations, Jennifer hopes to also raise awareness through blog posts, social media, and emails to her customers and inspire the wonderful and generous community of St. Louis.
Listen to Jennifer Williams talk about Closets for a Cause and giving back on the KTRS McGraw Show!
Charity of the Month, November 2020 – DEAF, Inc.
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc., founded in 2008, is on a mission to empower, raise awareness, and bridge a sustainable foundation of communication and equal access to both the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the hearing communities in the St. Louis metro area. They serve 500 clients and customers annually, offering American Sign Language interpreting services and community-based services. Due to their mission in spreading cultural awareness by way of communication access, they have become a leader as a Deaf-run nonprofit organization nationwide and reach an impressive number of approximately 87,000 people in Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
DEAF, Inc. serves people of all ages and their primary focus is ensuring that all persons with hearing loss have equal access to information that is available to their peers without language barriers or disabilities. This is accomplished through a meaningful unity of community training, education, advocacy, media, and interpreting. At the end of the day, what draws them to do the work they do is the connection to other human beings and their desire to make a difference.
DEAF, Inc. plans to use these funds to support their Breakfast with Signing Santa event that takes place in December of this year. At this event, Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, as well as Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs), will have an opportunity to have breakfast with Santa Claus, who is also Deaf and uses sign language to communicate. Also, during this event, they may receive a special gift from Santa and meet his reindeer. This special program creates a safe place for their Deaf and Hard of Hearing children to connect and interact with their peers using sign language, an opportunity they may not have in their neighborhood or even at their school. Additionally, it creates a safe and welcoming place for parents who are just learning more about their child’s hearing loss to build their own support network.
“DEAF, Inc. is thrilled to partner with another local organization, Saint Louis Closet Co., throughout November. It is through local partnerships like this that DEAF, Inc. is able to continue to promote awareness of issues and solutions related to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and access to communication. There are things we can do that you may not be able to, and there are things you can do that we may not be able to; together, we can do great things to enrich the lives of the 300,000 children and adults with hearing loss in St. Louis.”
-Sarah Prechtel, Executive Director
Help contribute to this wonderful organization by scheduling your free consultation with Saint Louis Closet Co. today!
Stray Rescue – February 2020
Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis – March 2020
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis – May 2020
National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis – June 2020
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital – July 2020
KidSmart – August 2020
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition – September 2020
Mission: St. Louis – October 2020