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United 4 Children’s Annual Campaign

Partnering with Local Businesses November 1 – December 31, 2017

United 4 Children’s Annual CampaignThis month, United 4 Children, launched its Annual Campaign to raise money that will help reduce educational inequities in Missouri and Illinois. Local businesses, such as The Improv Shop in the Grove and Coffee Cartel in the Central West End partnered with United 4 Children to raise $5,000. Donations will provide at-risk children with a safe place after school, healthy meals, and social-emotional and inclusive services. Read about how a $50 donation can help make a difference in a child’s life like Josh.

“A child’s brain and body develops more within the first 5 years than in any other times of their lives! When children develop on target from an early age, their chance of health and well-being increases. Also a teen is more likely to use alcohol and drugs, and to engage in violence or crime after school before parents get home from work. We want to make sure that they have a safe place to go after school that will give them tools to be successful in life and in the workplace,” says Dawn Winkler, Executive Director of United 4 Children. Contributions can be made online at www.United4Children.org. Comedy and coffee lovers can show their support by attending the following fundraisers hosted by partnering businesses: On December 8, 2017 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm, The Improv Shop is generously hosting a Night of Comedy benefiting United 4 Children. The Improv Shop is donating the cover charge plus 10% of bar sales.

Tickets are $6 at the door. The Improv Shop is located at 3960 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Visit www.theimprovshop.com For the month of December, Coffee Cartel located in the Central West End will be collecting donations.

About United 4 Children: United 4 Children improves the social, emotional, physical, and educational well being of at-risk children by enriching the knowledge of families, teachers, and caregivers. United 4 Children envisions a future where all children achieve educational and life success.

Meet Josh.
Josh is 5 years old. Josh enrolled in the 24:1 Early ChildhoodLearning Center program during its first months of operation in 2015. Josh was screened for any delays, in which he scored below the cutoff in several areas including fine motor, communication and problem solving, indicating a need for further evaluations and support. Changes were made to Josh’s lessons in order to support him, and the staff at 24:1 ECLC connected his mom to the Special School District who provided speech therapy services.

Josh’s screening was completed again recently where his scores indicate that his development is on target in all areas. As he continues to receive services from SSD he will transition to the Normandy Kindergarten Center this upcoming school year.

What can you do to help children like Josh? If you would like to choose United 4 Children as your resource to help children like Josh, we would love to partner with you. Our services are free, deeply discounted or subsidized for our clients, while it costs us an average of $150 a year for each child that we impact. Please donate today.

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