St. Charles comes together for charity during the holidays

January 16, 2014 by  

During the holiday season, local groups from St. Charles near Maryland Heights stepped up and participated in various works of charity. They sent their love overseas and collected toy and clothing donations for the less fortunate.

One of the groups was comprised of disabled individuals from programs at Community Living Inc. People like Bill Camman helped put together meals for the hungry in countries like Haiti. Vatterot College gathered food for the O.A.S.I.S. pantry which serves St. Charles and the surrounding areas like Maryland Heights. They provide food to around 600 families in need. These families are usually single and working parent households and those on a fixed income like the disabled. Vatterot held a contest to see which trade program could collect the most items and encourage donations.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Caroline Close Stuart Chapter sent holiday presents to veterans in St. Louis. The gifts included diabetic friendly leisure items, reading material, and hygiene products. A wrapped gift and a card went to every resident in the Missouri Veterans Home.

Even the young citizens in the area got in on the action. After giving a lesson on virtue and sacrifice, fourth grade teacher Mary Lammert at St. Charles Borromeo School had her students send cards they made to the American Red Cross to give to soldiers.

Printing companies can make personalized greeting cards to sent with gifts to veterans not only wishing them happy holidays but thanking them for their service.