More than 300 people ?partied for a purpose? at the fourth annual Saint Louis Crisis Nursery?s Young Professionals Board ?Napoli?s Night for the Crisis Nursery.? Hosted by Bar Napoli in Clayton, the event raised over $20,000 for the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, $3,000 more than last year. Funds from ?Napoli?s Night? will support the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery and its mission of saving?s babies? lives, keeping kids safe and building strong families through 24/7 safe haven nurseries and child abuse prevention programs.
?During these tough economic times we are so surprised and blessed to see how generous our supporters are,? said Crisis Nursery Young Professionals Co-Chair Bryan Kaemmerer of McCarthy, Leonard, Kaemmerer, L.C., which also sponsored the event.. ?The community truly came together to make this a wonderful event and help us save babies lives and keep kids safe.?
Exotic Motors Midwest featured a one-of-a kind car display outside Bar Napoli. The event included appetizers, a select open bar, a raffle and music.
Kye Pietoso, whose family owns Bar Napoli, was honorary host of the event. Crisis Nursery Young Professionals co-chairs were Danny Baker, Robert Govero, Stephanie Hampton-Boeglin, Bryan Kaemmerer, Claire Kaiser, John McDonald and Mark Niemeyer. Napoli?s Night Committee Members are John Aichholz, Emily Bardon, Rebecca Frigy, Lauren Krause, Ashley Loewe, Danielle Smith, Brett Vandegriffe and Pam Weston.
Presenting Sponsor was Savvis, a CenturyLink Company. Other major sponsors were Bar Napoli, St. Louis Health and Wellness Magazine, McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C., Polsinelli Shughart PC, Carrollton Bank, Exotic Motors Midwest, Saint Louis Auto Dealers Association, The Stolar Partnership LLP, Huntleigh McGehee Insurance Broker and Robert Govero for Hair Salon. Drink Sponsors were Anheuser Busch, Major Brands, Inc. and Purus Vodka.
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, celebrating its 25th year, is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides a short-term, safe haven for more than 7,200 children a year, ages birth through12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites ? two in St. Louis City and County, and three in Saint Charles County. Over the past 25 years, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 67,000 children, and has provided support and counseling to more than 83,000 families. For details, call 314-292-5770 in St. Louis or www.crisisnurserykids.org. The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline is (314) 768-3201 or (314) 953-8030 (North St. Louis).