Donated Back to the St. Louis Community
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, July 2021 –The BackStoppers Inc.
The BackStoppers Inc., established on September 11, 1959, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in their coverage area who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The BackStoppers recognize the tremendous sacrifices that these public servants make every day when they go to work and understand the burdens placed on surviving spouses and children when tragedies occur. The BackStoppers consider it an honor to serve the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The BackStoppers Inc. plans to use the funds from Closets for a Cause to fulfill their mission of supporting families of fallen heroes by paying off all debt, providing health and dental insurance, reimbursing for out-of-pocket medical expenses, covering tuition and educational costs from daycare through university, and assisting with miscellaneous extraordinary expenses. They currently assist approximately 80 families with 70 dependent children and provide roughly $2 million in assistance annually.
“We are very grateful for this support from our friends at Saint Louis Closet Co. Many fundraising events have continued to be halted due to COVID-19, but our mission of serving families of fallen heroes remains active. We currently assist approximately 80 families with 70 dependent children. BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance to the families of first responders who have fallen in the line of duty. The support from the community is vital to our mission. Many thanks to Saint Louis Closet Co. for choosing BackStoppers as a recipient of the Closet for a Cause for the month of July!”
-Chief Ron Battelle, Executive Director
Safe Connections – June 2021
Angels’ Arms – May 2021
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri – April 2021
Autism Speaks St. Louis – March 2021
The APA Adoption Center – February 2021
Pedal the Cause – January 2021
Toys for Tots – December 2020
DEAF, Inc. – November 2020
Mission: St. Louis – October 2020
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition – September 2020
KidSmart – August 2020
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital – July 2020
National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis – June 2020
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis – May 2020
Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis – March 2020
Stray Rescue – February 2020