Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities


Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunities


If you represent a local ministry or not for profit organization that is currently seeking volunteers, we would love to share this with the 99.1 JOY FM Community! Please click on submit your opportunity below to begin.

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Atai Orphanage Fund
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Atai Orphanage Fund

We would like to find a few Volunteers to help with our two major events each year. In early Spring, we hold our Annual Atai Orphanage Fund Trivia Night, and in the Fall, we hold the Annual Atai Orphanage Fund Dinner Auction. Volunteers will have a variety of projects to choose from, such as pre-event activities of soliciting businesses for gift cards/certificates, door prize items, etc. They may be building gift baskets for silent auctions, creating seating charts, and/or setting up and decorating event venues. We also need help at the events each year. Volunteers might be hosting the reception tables to collect tickets/payments and to cash out auction items, or they might be running raffle tickets, overseeing silent auctions, or selling Atai merch, among other activities. We would also like to add a few members to the Atai Orphanage Board of Directors. Thank you!

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Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois

BBBSIL offers children who want and need a mentor a one-to-one, long-term friendship with a caring adult.

Bigs serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping children and teens gain greater self-confidence.

We are looking for adults 18+ who would like to mentor a child and start a new friendship! Our volunteer Bigs come from diverse backgrounds just like our youth Littles. They are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact a young person. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and YOU could be a perfect fit.

Learn more at bbbsil.org/beabig today!

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Breeze Hospice
support services
Breeze Hospice

Volunteers to sit, read, and visit with our patients. There is too many needs to list. Our families and patients need you for any kind of support thru their end-of-life journey!!! Please call and ask for Barb Davis our volunteer coordinator.

Bridge Bread Bakery
food services homelessness
Bridge Bread Bakery

retail- Help selling bread made by bakers who are transitioning from homelessness,
making deliveries- in St Louis and St Louis county

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Camp Sputnik (org. Agency of Christian Broadcasting)
child and family services
Camp Sputnik (org. Agency of Christian Broadcasting)

We used to do seasonal summer camp in Eastern part of Ukraine. Last year we did it here in Greenville IL for Russian speaking kids. We are planning to do same thing this summer from July 28 to August 3 and we are seeking people who can serve. Ideal candidates can speak Russian, but others welcome too.

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Caritas Connections, Inc.
support services
Caritas Connections, Inc.

Volunteers needed to gather food and other items that would go to waste or purchase items not often donated, and then distribute these to over 30 agencies in the city and county that deal directly with the unhoused, elderly, women and children, and many others. Variety of volunteer options depending on availability. Our mission is to “connect those who have with those who need.”

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CASA of Mideast Missouri
child and family services
CASA of Mideast Missouri

CASA of Mideast Missouri is seeking volunteers. CASA advocates for the best interest of children of abuse and neglect who are under the protection of the Franklin County, Gasconade County and Osage County Juvenile Courts. Through highly trained community Volunteer Advocates, the child’s needs are heard, researched and advocated for throughout the duration of the child’s time before the court, thus securing a safe and permanent home for all such children. Apply at casamideastmo.org.

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Christian Activity Center
child and family services
Christian Activity Center

Our Mission: To prepare youth in East St. Louis for successful futures: spiritually, academically, and physically.

CAC thrives on its robust volunteer program. We welcome individuals and groups for short and long-term service. Whether tutoring kids or organizing a weekly program, volunteers’ interaction with children is crucial to CAC’s providing holistic growth and nurturing opportunities to families in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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Duo Dogs, Inc.
support services
Duo Dogs, Inc.

Duo Dogs is looking for Volunteer Puppy Raisers to help us raise and train future assistance dogs. We also have many opportunities available at our facility from whelping puppies to playing with dogs in our advanced training program to helping with one time community events, annual events, fundraising, and office work.

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Faith Haven House
homelessness
Faith Haven House

We are looking for house monitors. We are a transitional living program for homeless men. We need volunteers to come to the house and hang out. Be open to building relationships with the guys when they are around. Have conversations, watch tv, simply be available.

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Feed My People
food services
Feed My People

Feed My People’s mission is to show God’s love and compassion to all His people, but particularly to His people in need. We are a Christian Food Pantry and Thrift Store located in both South County, St. Louis and High Ridge Missouri.

Everyone needs help from time to time. No matter who you are, what background you come from – or your age, tough times can come. Feed My People, is here to help you weather the storm.

Volunteering isn’t just about giving. In fact, most volunteers will tell you they receive far more than they give. If you would like to join our volunteer family, but don’t know where to begin, we can help match your skills, passions, and schedule with a rewarding position at one of our locations.

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Gabriel's Retreat Ministries
Gabriel's Retreat Ministries

Seeking volunteers to help with administrative needs (mailings, labels, etc.), retreat team members, welcome baby meals, more. See our website for more information.

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Groundwire
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Groundwire

You can share the Gospel from your home on your time with Groundwire!

We are an online evangelical ministry with the mission to lead every young person to a meaningful encounter pointing each chatter to Jesus. Through well placed ads on social media, we invite people to chat with someone who cares. The person is then brought to our team of volunteers who are trained to listen, empathize, transition, and share (the Gospel) accordingly.

Our needs include the need for volunteer coaches (www.groundwire.net/coaching) or financial support (https://www.groundwire.net/donate)

To learn more please go to: https://www.groundwire.net/coaching

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HavenHouse St. Louis
child and family services
HavenHouse St. Louis

Navigating an unknown city’s traffic, streets, and highways can be daunting. Imagine spending most of your time driving on country roads and the streets of small towns. In contrast, St. Louis roads-like all major cities-can be confusing, stressful, and jam-packed with traffic. Patients visiting St. Louis for medical treatment may be overwhelmed simply by navigating to their appointments.

That’s why HavenHouse provides roundtrip shuttle service for patients and their families to and from local medical facilities seven days a week, on up to three routes a day.

Driving the HavenHouse Shuttle means you have the opportunity to change lives. Your help will alleviate our guests’ stress and worry on their medical journey. You can be their navigator in an unfamiliar place. If you’re looking for an interactive experience to meet and chat with wonderful people, this is the best opportunity for HavenHouse volunteers!

Shuttle Volunteers drive HavenHouse vehicles from our location to various medical facilities in and around St. Louis. Our volunteers can choose to drive a single route once a week or take as many routes multiple days a week as they are comfortable.

This opportunity lasts about an hour to an hour and a half per route, depending on the number of stops, traffic, and other conditions.

No special license is required, just a clean driving record and background check!

HavenHouse St. Louis is a hospital guest house that provides affordable accommodations, meals, and other services to patients of all ages, their families, and caregivers who travel to St. Louis for medical care.

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Healing Action
womens shelter
Healing Action

Our Mission is to end human trafficking. Looking for Volunteer management positions and Volunteers to help in many areas either in the city or remotely. Such as organizing our women’s boutique of items at our healing center, or collecting items for in-kind donations or raising support through social media, or your sphere of influence in the community. 100% of our donations go directly to the services for our survivors.

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Heartland Hospice
support services
Heartland Hospice

Hi friend at Joy FM! I am Jessica and I am The volunteer coordinator for Heartland Hospice. We cover St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Pike, Montgomery Counties! We also serve St. Louis Counties, Union, & Festus areas. We are always in need of compassionate friendly volunteers for our patients and their families. Our volunteers are a special part of our team. They help by giving support to our patients and their families. No medical experience is needed. You will not be providing any hands on care. You are strictly there as a friend. If you would like to know more about this, please don’t hesitate to text, email, or call with questions.

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Jefferson County Children’s Division
child and family services
Jefferson County Children’s Division

We have a Faith Based Initiative at Children’s Division that works to connect churches in the area with families in the community to meet needs and build a sense of community. We would love to get more churches and volunteers to partner with our group to be able to meet more needs in our community. Our mission through Faith Based is to facilitate an interfaith collaboration between Missouri’s faith community, Children’s Division, non-profit, and local organizations towards improving the lives of children, families, and communities in need. Our vision is a community bringing hope, empowerment, encouragement, and resources to strengthen and support children and families.

Jefferson County Rescue Mission
Jefferson County Rescue Mission

We are a food and clothing pantry serving the community of Jefferson County since 1978. We help those in need with food, clothing and find emergency shelter. We are a non profit Christian agency that could use help with the following:

-put together baskets of food for clients.
-look through clothes make sure no rips/tears any inappropriate words in clothing.
-unload trucks when they arrive with food.
-stock the shelves with food.
-seasonal help Thanksgiving, Christmas, back to school drive.

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Journey of Hope
womens shelter
Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope is a maternity home for women in crisis situations and is located in O’Fallon, IL. We are having a fundraiser on July 6th,  12pm to 4pm . We are looking for volunteers to help with the event. Please call (618) 365-5804 for more info.

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Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas
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Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas

Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas is looking for individuals in the community who love kids, are creative, thoughtful, and excellent listeners. If you fit this mold, then you are the perfect person to make wishes come true through our wish granter volunteer opportunity!

A wish granter is a Make-A-Wish volunteer who works with wish children to discover, plan and fulfill a wish. Wish granters work in teams of two; use resources wisely by seeking donated goods and services; and make each wish a unique, magical and memorable experience for the child. Our wish granters understand these wishes-come-true are powerful, life-changing events that strengthen families and bring communities together.

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Mary's House of Hope
Mary's House of Hope

10/28/23 – Tunes and Trivia benefit for Mary’s House of Hope (Domestic Violence Shelter) Needing sponsorship, raffle items, donations, volunteers
11/17/23 – Designer Bag and Bling Bingo benefit for Mary’s House of Hope – Needing sponsorships, raffle items, donations, volunteers

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Marygrove
womens shelter
Marygrove

Sharing the love of Jesus Christ, Marygrove provides a safe home, compassionate care, and high-quality mental health services to children who have experienced significant trauma, to restore their childhood, and equip them for their future.

Established in 1849 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Marygrove has a long, rich history of caring for children, teens, and young adults – offering a compassionate, safe, and healing environment. The children and adolescents who come to Marygrove have endured multiple failed placements at other organizations, cycled through foster homes, or even survived failed adoptions. Many come from abusive, violent, and severely disruptive family situations; and, in a few instances, are discharged from psychiatric hospitals directly to Marygrove. The children at Marygrove live and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, and have opportunity to heal in a stable, family-like setting. Professional caregivers provide compassion, encouragement, and structure while therapists provide individualized treatment plans and counseling to help each child overcome personal obstacles and establish responsible, attainable goals for the short and long-term future.

As one of the largest therapeutic residential treatment programs in Missouri, Marygrove is a new beginning for the 140 children who call Marygrove their home each day. Marygrove enriches the lives of nearly 700 young people each year, ages birth-21, through a broad continuum of residential and community-based programming and wraparound services, including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, transitional and independent living, special education and recreational therapy, family counseling, and parenting education.

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Mission: St. Louis - Beyond School
school and education
Mission: St. Louis - Beyond School

As a Beyond School Academic Mentor, you will be trained to implement individualized literacy lessons, help scholars improve academic + organizational skills, + support Beyond School staff + scholars throughout daily program components. Academic Mentors have the opportunity to invest in meaningful relationships with our scholars + help them to realize their full potential.

ST. LOUIS LANGUAGE IMMERSION SCHOOLS (SLLIS)
MONDAY-THURSDAY, 3:45-5:30 PM, GRADES K-8
1881 Pine St. • St. Louis, MO 63103

LAFAYETTE PREPARATORY ACADEMY (LPA)
MONDAY-THURSDAY, 4:00-5:30 PM, GRADES 3-8
1900 Lafayette Ave. • St. Louis, MO 63104

KAIROS ACADEMIES
MONDAY-THURSDAY, 4:00-6:30 PM, GRADES 5-8
2315 Miami St. • St. Louis, MO 63118

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Open Door
other
Open Door

This is a no kill animal shelter that recently were blessed with 40ish puppies and need people to assist with loving them and the others they care for. They need hands on the puppies to socialize them, so kids would LOVE this, and maybe find a new friend. We recently adopted a LOVE BUG of a Rottweiler and are planning to volunteer as well.

 

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Options for Women
child and family services
Options for Women

We need helpers for special events like our upcoming Banquets for Life, mailings to our supporters at the end of the year and our Walk for Life in the spring. Each day we welcome volunteers as our receptionists and misc helpers in the Baby Boutique, prayer partners and more. God is working in the PRCs!

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Our Brothers' Keepers of Southern Illinois
Our Brothers' Keepers of Southern Illinois

Our Brothers’ Keepers of Southern Illinois is a reentry center for people who have completed their prison sentence and are returning to society (returning citizens). We have many volunteer openings! We need weekly office cleaners, drivers (we have a van), instructors for a job skills/computer skills class(we have the curriculum), trauma therapists/counselors, and office assistants. Please contact us for a tour of our building and to learn more! We are five minutes from downtown St. Louis.

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Pursuit 3416
other
Pursuit 3416

We are in need of someone to handle social media posts 1-3 times per week for our ministry. It can be completed at home. A laptop would be required.

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Queen of Peace Center
womens shelter
Queen of Peace Center

Since its founding in 1985, Queen of Peace Center (QOPC) has been providing family-centered behavioral healthcare for women, children and families.  As a member of the Federation of Catholic Charities, we serve the metropolitan and surrounding St. Louis area through four core programs: prevention, education, treatment and housing.

Our unique comprehensive model addresses the full continuum of needs for families impacted by substance use, co-occurring disorders and trauma. We are dedicated to providing services that give women and children the best chance for success by offering quality treatment; helping them meet their physical, psychological, emotional and social needs; and making our services as safe, convenient, and accessible as possible. Our prevention and education programs are our mechanism to stop substance use before it starts. We support our work through diverse partnerships with funders including public agencies, private foundations, donors and corporations—and we optimize reimbursement from insurance and other payers by promoting our model as best practice to encourage wide adoption and coverage.

Queen of Peace Center is accredited by The National Council on Accreditation and certified through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health as a Women and Children’s Comprehensive Substance Treatment and Rehabilitation (CSTAR) program.

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Reach Church of St. Louis Food Pantry
Reach Church of St. Louis Food Pantry

We are a food pantry that reaches at-risk communities in the St Ann area. We are ideally looking for a few solid volunteers to help with set-up and donation pick-ups on Tuesday mornings as well as being here to visit with our patrons and assist as needed on Wednesday mornings when our pantry is open. You don’t have to be available to do it all, but if you can help regularly during one of these times we would greatly appreciate it!

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Restored For More
school and education
Restored For More

Schools and tutoring programs already exist to empower youth with an educational foundation to support their future, but oftentimes with limited resources and personnel. In St. Louis Public Schools only 5% of elementary students tested at or above the proficient level for reading, and only 14% for math. Bottom line-schools where students do not meet state standards are struggling to prepare students to succeed in life and they need help. We want to be a part of the solution by targeting schools and tutoring programs that serve majority economically-disadvantaged students whose academic proficiency standards are well below that of the state and national average.

Through our nonprofit, we are LINKING ARMS with these schools, tutoring programs, and youth-based non-profit corporations in Saint Louis City and County by sending trained and approved volunteers to support students and teachers. Our volunteers are trained to work with students 1:1 or in small groups who have deficits in Math and ELA. We believe that by providing one on one support, students will not only grow closer to state tested proficiency levels but their confidence that they can be successful and achieve their full potential will increase.

We are actively looking for volunteers who are willing to tutor at least 1 economically disadvantaged student per week for at least 40 minutes a week at a local St. Louis City or County School or Organization. Based on volunteer availability, we can pair you with the best school site that meets your need. We resource all of our volunteers with training and materials needed and partner with organizations that are doing the same. This is a great opportunity for retired teachers, grandparents, aunts, education-students: anyone who has a heart for the youth of St. Louis to succeed.

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Safe Families for Children
child and family services
Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children is a volunteer movement which surrounds families in crisis with a compassionate and caring community. Our volunteer Host Families are trained, vetted, and offer loving care to parents by providing respite care for children while parents/caregivers regain stability. We aim to facilitate a relationship between the Host Families and the parents, in which the host family becomes a kind of “extended family.” While the parents are working towards goals and stability, our case management team comes alongside both them and the children to ensure they have access to necessary resources. This is a voluntary program, which means the parents maintain all legal rights and can voluntarily end their child’s placement with a host family at any time. Some examples of families we have served include those in a medical crisis (i.e., recovering from a surgery and needing supervision for their children), homelessness and parents needing time to maintain stable housing, or any other overwhelming life circumstance in which a parent(s) need support.

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Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
child and family services
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

In addition to providing short-term emergency care for children, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery provides families with basic essentials, such as food and diapers, through our pantries. As a Volunteer Group, you’ll support our kids and families by getting supplies ready for them to take home! Activities include packing bags of groceries and diapers, replenishing supplies in our pantries, and organizing incoming supplies. Volunteer Groups might also help with sorting donations, organizing, deep cleaning a Nursery, or other larger projects if interested/able. Volunteer Groups are welcomed Monday – Friday with some evening and limited weekend availability.

If your Company, Church, Sorority/Fraternity, Friend Group, etc., are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to welcoming you to the Nursery!

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides trauma-informed emergency intervention, 24-hour respite care, and support to families in crisis through:

Short-term care for young children in a safe and nurturing environment
Empowering families to resolve crises and build resiliency through culturally responsive interventions
Equitable access to concrete support, crisis counseling, and parenting education
Grassroots community outreach and training to build child abuse prevention awareness
Advocacy for the safety and wellbeing of all children and families in our region
COVID Protocol: All of our on-site opportunities require covid vaccination. We are mask-optional.

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Saint Martha’s
womens shelter
Saint Martha’s

Saint Martha’s helps abused women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.  Saint Martha’s is guided by the social justice teachings of Jesus Christ.

In an attempt to accomplish its mission, Saint Martha’s offers:

  • an immediate, confidential safe place for women who are abused and their children to live;
  • a non-shelter drop-in center
  • a supportive environment with a strong emphasis on peer support;
  • a self-help philosophy to enhance self-esteem and decision-making skills;
  • 24- hour crisis line;
  • accurate information and referrals to women who are abused and their children and when appropriate to their abusers;
  • advocacy services;
  • individual crisis, group and family counseling;
  • a program to help children cope with the far-reaching effects of woman battering;
  • follow up support
  • community education to increase public awareness and understanding of domestic violence.

Saint Martha’s provides services for abused women and their children regardless of religion, race, residency, disability, marital status, color, national origin, or ancestry.

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Second Hand Heroes
support services
Second Hand Heroes

This is an organization that could use volunteers! It is an absolutely FREE store for people in need. The owner is a wonderful woman, that gives her all for this place.

St Louis Area Foodbank
food services
St Louis Area Foodbank

The St. Louis Area Foodbank has opportunities both at our HQ in Bridgeton, as well as out in the community, bringing food and hope to families in need. To view our full list of volunteer opportunities visit: https://stlfoodbank.org/give-time/volunteer-opportunities/. We welcome everyone ages 5 – 105 with a willing heart to serve and bring joy to others!

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The Dream Factory of St. Louis
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The Dream Factory of St. Louis

We are interested in volunteers who would like to be a Dream Makers and/or volunteers who would like to attend events (3 or 4 a year)

You can go to our website for more information on what we are all about.

A Dream Maker is a volunteer who contacts a dream child to see what their dream would be. Free training will be available so you can make that happen. We have month meeting which you can attend and see what we are all about. If you like what you see we would love to have you. Thank You, Patty Moore, volunteer.

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The Salvation Army
support services
The Salvation Army

It’s people just like you who make our programs possible by choosing to give your time. Volunteer opportunities vary depending on where you live, but all of our locations need volunteers throughout the year. When you join our team of volunteers, you’re helping us build communities where lives are changed and hope is found. Volunteers are one of our strongest resources in meeting the needs of a community.

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Volunteer at JOY FM
Volunteer at JOY FM

Volunteering at JOY FM means having fun, making friends, attending great events, and helping St. Louis Choose JOY! New members are always welcome. Serve and have fun when it works for you and your schedule!

Become a volunteer today!

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Young Faith in Christ
school and education
Young Faith in Christ

We need people who are willing to serve the Lord by giving 30-60 minutes of time to meet with at risk students, 1 day per week during the school year, during school hours. Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time. We are working with schools in 5 counties surrounding St. Francois county.

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