Each winter, St. Louis Winter Outreach collects cold weather gear for those in need. This program supports those in need of housing and does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. The homeless population in St. Louis is estimated to be around 1,750 – many of whom do not seek help from local shelters, which is why it is so important to provide them with cold weather gear such as warm, heavy blankets, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks.
Villa di Maria has been collecting the above gear since January 20th, and has extended our giving campaign until February 14th in order to collect more for this community in need. Please donate thick and heavy blankets, men’s size large gloves, socks, hats, and scarves by going to this Amazon Wish List, or bringing the items with you during drop-off. It is also important to talk to your children about the importance of helping others less fortunate. Thank you in advance for your donation!
The extension of the St. Louis Winter Outreach drive also corresponds with another drive, which involves the children of Villa di Maria making Valentines for hospitalized children and low-income seniors in assisted living housing. Please check out more about that here.