Attached are the latest Court Watch Project Reports for the time period of July through December 2017. This is a project of the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (www.slevawn.org) and Saint Martha’s Hall has a grant from the US Department of Justice to implement the Project.
Join us for Hit A Home Run for St. Martha’s Hall on Friday, April 6th at the Magic Chef Mansion in South St. Louis. Tickets are $50 each (includes baseball-themed food, drinks, and games) or $100 each for VIP tickets (additionally includes a tour of the upstairs bedrooms and basement entertainment area of the Mansion and a baseball-themed souvenir glass). If you would like to donate an item or gift certificate for the silent auction or buy a sponsorship for the event, please contact Katy at 314-533-1313 or email@example.com. We appreciate the support of our donors who allow us to continue working on our mission to help abused women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.
St. Martha’s Hall has another opportunity to get your holiday shopping done while supporting the shelter! The California Pizza Kitchen location at West County Center (80 West County Center, Des Peres, MO 63131) will be giving back 20% of the proceeds from total bills all day on Thursday, December 14th, when you print or show the mobile version of the flyer below. Please join us!
St. Martha’s Hall will not be offering the Time Out Against Domestic Violence Project this year with local high schools, in order to focus personnel and funding on our core shelter services. We will however be available to come talk at any high school or to any group about dating and domestic violence. Call 314-533-1313 to request a free speaker. Thanks for your past participation, the last three years have been phenomenal and inspiring.
Garden Party and David in Clayton will be hosting another book fundraiser for the benefit of St. Martha’s Hall on Monday, December 4th. Wine and cheese will be served from 4:00pm-7:00pm. If you pre-order, your books will come signed by Mary Engelbreit. Pick up your book(s) on December 4th while you do some holiday shopping!
Mary Engelbreit’s The Bedtime Book pairs sleepy time poems, stories, and prayers with beautiful illustrations.
Also available is her book A Night of Great Joy, a delightful picture book that celebrates the joyful season of Christmas through the story of the nativity.
You can pre-order your book(s) by calling 314-863-5944. They are $17.00 plus tax. You can pay over the phone and let them know how you want the book(s) signed. Mary Engelbreit will not be present at this year’s event, so please order in advance to pick up the signed book(s) on December 4th. There will be some books available for purchase that night that can be signed in time for Christmas and picked up at the store.
Garden Party and David is in the heart of Clayton at 8103 Maryland Ave and offers beautiful floral arrangements, home décor, gifts for your whole Christmas list, and more!
100% of the profits from the book sales will go to St. Martha’s Hall to help us provide safe shelter, support, and services to abused women and their children.
Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation℠ is awarding $20,000 grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam for a total of $3 million. St. Martha’s Hall was chosen to receive one of the annual grants to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide three meals a day for our shelter residents. This year’s highly sought-after grant slate brings the total investment in The Foundation’s annual shelter grant program to nearly $42 million.
St. Martha’s Hall will use the grant funding to help us partially cover the costs of three meals a day for our 24 residents each day. Other recipients use the unrestricted funds for basic operating expenses, hiring much-needed personnel, completing repairs and renovations or adding programs and resources based on the unique needs of their shelter and the clients they serve.
At St. Martha’s Hall, we are incredibly grateful for support from The Mary Kay Foundation℠ and its continued commitment to break the cycle of domestic violence.
“More than 700 domestic violence shelters nationwide applied for The Mary Kay Foundation℠ shelter grants this year, which demonstrates the overwhelming need to maintain critical services and provide a safe haven for the survivors of an epidemic that impacts one in every four women,” said Anne Crews, board member of The Mary Kay Foundation℠ and Vice President of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc. “Working to prevent and end domestic violence is a cornerstone of The Foundation, Mary Kay Inc. and for countless members of our independent sales force. Since 2000, The Foundation has invested tens of millions of dollars in our shelter grant program and without a doubt, we know these funds make a difference in homes and communities across the country.”
Mary Kay Inc.’s global cause-related program, Beauty that Counts, helps support The Foundation’s annual shelter grant program. Applications for the 2018 shelter grant program will be available January 15 through April 30. Please visit marykayfoundation.org for additional information and for the full list of 2017 shelter grant recipients, click here .
About The Mary Kay Foundation℠
The Mary Kay Foundation℠ was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has awarded $70.7 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation℠, please visit www.marykayfoundation.org or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).
Ask and you shall receive. Since posting less than two months ago that the shelter was running low on breakfast cereal for residents, the community came through by donating over 300 boxes! Thank you to Casey & Devoti Law Firm, St. John Nepamuk, St. Monica Small Faith Group, LIFE (Living in Freedom Everyday), and family and friends of staff that gave cereal! This helps us keep our costs low and gives our residents a good start to the day, along with fresh fruit and milk which we purchase.
St. Martha’s Hall now has an Amazon wish list! We will keep this updated regularly with the items we need. Please don’t forget to log into smile.amazon.com before you shop so that St. Martha’s can receive an additional monetary donation from your purchases. We also have a Target wish list if that is more convenient. Please call 314-533-1313 if you have any questions, and thanks for the support. It does take a lot of supplies to house 9 women and 15 children all year-round and your donations help us save thousands from having to purchase these supplies ourselves.
St. Martha’s Hall relies heavily on the generosity of others to keep our shelter running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the 100 women and 115 children we serve on average each year. At this time, the items we need the most are:
- Large, clear trash bags
- Sports bras
- Swiffer sweepers
- Gift cards- Walmart, Walgreens, Schnucks, Target, Family Dollar
Call 314-533-1313 to arrange a pick-up. Thanks for your support!