Non-Profits to Bank On
Together Credit Union is the proud, originating sponsor of the “Player to Bank On” segment afternoons on KMOX with Chris Hrabe, but since the boys of summer are on hold, we’re taking this opportunity to highlight Organizations that our Community Banks On! Organizations including:
- Southside Early Childhood Center
Every child has potential, but not every child has opportunity. The team at Southside Early Childhood Center is driven by the real and incredible opportunity to help children unleash their potential. They know that early childhood education can be the difference between being left behind and leading the way. Located at Jefferson and Russell, Southside Early Childhood Center serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, and just as important, they serve their families. They put their mission into action every day through education, health, connection and advocacy.
- Together Foundation
The Together Foundation supports residents of all ages in the St. Louis metro community by providing quality financial education, development opportunities, and easy access to banking options to those most in need. From teaching basic financial concepts to young children, to providing hands-on opportunities and entrepreneurial projects to teens and young adults, to helping parents form good habits and open communication regarding saving and family finances, the Foundation collaborates with other area non-profits to build financial knowledge and ultimately, financial independence and success.
- TEAM Food Pantry
Based in Florissant, the TEAM Food Pantry provides food and non-food essentials to families in need in the Florissant and Hazelwood areas as well as USDA essentials to any St. Louis County resident requesting assistance. TEAM is operated 100% by volunteers. These volunteers include caseworkers, pantry workers, warehouse workers and drivers who pick up donations keep this need organization running. Food is a necessity, and no one should go without. It is TEAM’s mission to make clients in need feel welcome, comfortable, and respected.
- Lift For Life Academy
Located on South Broadway, Life For Life Academy is the first independent charter middle school to open in St. Louis City – and is now serving more than 700 students in grade K-3 and 6-12. Here, failure is not an option. 75% of entering 6th grade students need special attention to elevate reading and math skills. With small classes, targeted instruction and individual tutoring, students close this game within one and a half years. From fashion design to engineering to chemistry, the Academy empowers students to maximize their potential – as students and as citizens.
- Kids Rock Cancer
Kids Rock Cancer is an innovative program through Maryville University that helps children in St. Louis area pediatric cancer centers successfully cope with the unique emotional challenges of their cancer diagnosis. As medicine heals the body, music heals the soul. And, it through the healing power of music therapy, that Kids Rock Cancer helps children combat feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and helplessness. The program provides a vehicle for self-expression, a sense of accomplishment, a distraction from pain and treatment, while bringing joy and optimism.
- LifeWise STL
Formerly known as Kingdom House, since 1902 LifeWise STL has been working with families and individuals of all ages, providing services including quality childcare and preschool education to high school tutoring and job readiness education and training to adult financial education and one-on-one coaching. Their efforts help strengthen our city’s neighborhoods and community by enhancing the quality of life and improving financial well-being. LifeWise is a place of hope, refuge, learning and connection.
- St. Louis B-Works
Since 1988, St. Louis B-Works has been helping local children discover their potential by inspiring them to pursue their dreams. St. Louis B-Works provides the youth in our community with tangible rewards for their commitment as well as skills they can use for a lifetime. B-Works’s charter program – St. Louis Bicycle Works – provides children with the opportunity to earn a free bike while learning about bicycle safety and maintenance. Its “Byte Works” program provides the opportunity for children to earn a desktop computer and its “Book Works” program promotes verbal, visual and cultural literacy.
- The Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society
The Gateway Area Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois, and raise funds for critical MS research. Their vision is bold – a world free of MS. As research continues, so do the Society’s efforts in providing resources, connections and support to those with MS.
- Hope Lodge in St. Louis
For the past 25 years, the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in St. Louis has been serving cancer patients and their caregivers traveling to St. Louis for treatment by providing a nurturing home away from home. Here guests enjoy free lodging and can share a meal, join in activities, take advantage of wide variety of resources, and unwind in their own private room.
- NextStep for Life
Developing ability is what drives the dedicated team at NextSteps for Life. Day in and day out, they assist individuals with disabilities in South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, helping them to live fulfilled lives. NextStep works with individuals and their families, as well as with local employers, promoting independence and providing access to education, employment, housing and social opportunities.