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2014 Charitable Partners

The Little Bit Foundation
2300 Clark Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-669-0040
thelittlebitfoundation.org/

Mission: We are committed to helping disadvantaged school children by creating a positive impact for personal growth, increasing self-esteem and encouraging a more focused and active learning 
environment. We do this by building strong relationships and partnering closely with St. Louis schools. 

Core Values: The core values of The Little Bit Foundation guide our actions and behaviors everyday and help promote positive change in our partner schools. 

To date, The Little Bit Foundation has served over 28,000 children. This year they plan on distributing 1,872 warm winter coats to children who otherwise would not have one.

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Voices for Children
920 North Vandeventer
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314.552.2352
voices-stl.org/

Mission: Voices for Children advocates for abused and neglected children and youth in St. Louis by representing their best interests in court and in the community.

Vision: Every child lives in a safe, permanent home and has the opportunity to thrive.

Voices for Children CASA advocates and child advocacy professionals work one-on-one with children while they are in foster care providing direct legal and social advocacy services to meet their individual needs and goals. Voices for Children advocates directly impact the health, mental health, education, safety, stability, family connections and permanency of children ranging in age from newborn infants to older youth up to their 21st birthday.



2013 Donation Recipients

Santa's Helpers, Inc.

5835 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 647-1800

A 100% volunteer, not for profit organization that spends the entire year collecting gifts and distributing them to needy families for Christmas and Hannukah. Last year Santa’s Helpers delivered approximately 26,000 gifts to over 2,000 children and their families in the metropolitan St. Louis area who would not have otherwise received a gift. Dedicated volunteers start work the day after each Christmas by collecting donations and gifts for the following holiday season. 

Gateway Search Dogs

8080 Wildwood Lane
Barnhart, MO  63012
(314) 799-4155
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Gateway Search Dogs, Inc., a not for profit, 501(c)(3), Missouri corporation, was incorporated in 2002 due to a continuing need to provide certified canine teams and field personnel to help locate lost, missing or deceased persons.

Gateway Search Dog’s (GSD) membership includes individuals and canines that are certified in various disciplines by national organizations. These certifying organizations include, but are not limited to, North American Police Work Dog Association, International Police Work Dog Association, National Search Dog Alliance and National Association for Search and Rescue. Our canine teams specialize in wilderness area search, water human remains detection, land human remains detection and tracking/trailing.



History of Charitable Grants from Christmas in St. Louis

2012

Joshua Chamberlain Society
National Children's Cancer Society

2011

Miriam Foundation
Academy of St. Louis

2010  

Wings of Hope
Youth in Need
  
Previous Recipients 1986-2009 
Ride On St. Louis
Logos School
Kids in the Middle
Independence Center
Nurses for Newborns
Kids Caring 4 Kids
St. Vincent's Home
Nurses for Newborns
St. Louis Crisis Nursery
Family Support Network
National Children's Cancer Society
Family Shield Ministries
Child Center of Our Lady
National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TREND)
Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition
Faith House
Food Bank of St. Louis
Lou Brock Foundation
Almost Home
Family Support Network
Guardian Angel
Hosea House
KUTO (Kids under 21)
Family Support Network
Gateway Homes, Inc.
Our Lady's Inn
Camp Wyman
Camp Happy Day
Our Lady's Inn
First Night
Childen's Home Society
Salvation Army 
100 Neediest Cases (Post Dispatch)
Girls, Inc. of St. Louis
St. Patrick's Center
H.I.S. Kids
Edgewood Children's Center
Girls, Inc. of St. Louis
National Council Youth Leadership
Gateway "I Have a Dream" Foundation
Women's Spirit Imani Center
Friends of Kids with Cancer
Matthew Dicky Boys Club
First Night
Support Dogs, Inc.
Children's Home Society
Christmas Carols Festival
St. Louis Christmas Carols Association

 



 

 

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2014 Parade

Santa-Parade

30th Annual Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW PARADE ROUTE

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Welcome!

Christmas in St. Louis is home to the Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Festival of Lights. For 30 years, our non-profit, all-volunteer organization has been dedicated to promoting activities that inspire people to show their unique holiday spirit while enhancing the texture and heritage of the St. Louis community. We expect over 130 parade units, such as musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, animal units and marching bands from around the St. Louis region.  As always, Santa Claus will be present to wish everyone a Merry Christmas at the end of the parade.The parade will be held on Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014.  As in past years, it will start in downtown St. Louis at 8:45 AM.

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