Kookin’ For Kids 2020 Cancelled

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Like many organizations in our community, St. Vincent Home for Children had to make the tough decision to cancel its largest fundraising event of the year due to the ongoing impact of

COVID-19. “Kookin’ For Kids” has been one of the most anticipated annual culinary events in St. Louis for nearly 30 years. As you may imagine, this was a very painful decision, as every dollar raised for Kookin’ For Kids has gone directly to support our programs which serve more than 500 youth and families in crisis each year. We now face making up this nearly $200,000 shortfall. Now more than ever, we need your help.

The youth and families we serve are facing seemingly insurmountable struggles and obstacles that make our programs and services all the more vital. We have been a community resource since 1850, and our doors have remained open 24/7 for at-risk youth and families during this global crisis. We provide critical mental, behavioral, and emotional health programs and safe shelter to hundreds of youth in our community each year who are suffering from abuse, neglect, homelessness, and other forms of trauma. Many have nowhere else to turn. We are here to help them thrive, and we have never charged a fee.

Only through the generosity of donors are we able to serve the needs of youth and families in our community, and every dollar you donate makes a difference. For example, every gift of $160 can provide one day of residential services to an at-risk youth including individualized counseling and therapeutic interventions, safe shelter, nutritious meals, basic necessities, and caring support. 

Please consider helping us by making a donation in support of our vital services, every dollar helps. Click here to donate now, or send a check payable to St. Vincent Home for Children.  Together we are serving youth who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Through no fault of their own, their futures are uncertain. We believe we can help change that, one child at a time.

We look forward to celebrating with you at next year’s 30th annual Kookin’ For Kids. Thank you for your ongoing support and belief in St. Vincent’s mission.

“Kookin’ For Kids” Committee 

St. Vincent Home for Children
7401 Florissant Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-261-6011
Fax: 314-385-1467
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