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A Reason to Give Thanks
The Amda and Roberts Family were given a big reason to give thanks this holiday season as they not only moved into their new Habitat homes in Phoenix and Coolidge, respectively, but were surprised to find them completely furnished thanks to a Homes for the Holidays team effort spearheaded by First Things First. Nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Central AZ, the two families with 10 children between them were overwhelmed by the furniture, TV, washer/dryer and computer donated by Aarons, the mattresses gifted by R&S Mattress, furnishings shopped for by U-Haul volunteers, and the pantry filled with food, including a turkey and all the fixings, provided by Albertsons. Including these families, First Things First has blessed a total of 35 families since inception with Homes for the Holidays! Special thanks to the partners listed above and to the Pedal Power Foundation for their continued support and involvement.
14th Annual Warners’ Warm-up Coat Drive in St. Louis
First Things First, Kurt & Brenda, and Operation Food Search are calling on support from greater St. Louis for the 14th annual Warners' Warm-up Coat Drive with the donation of winter coats of all shapes and sizes for Bi-State residents in need. With over 600 drop-off locations throughout the bi-state, residents should find it convenient to donate new and gently-used winter coats from Nov. 1 – 14. As always, Operation Food Search will get the coats to those who need them most through their network of social service agencies, homeless shelters, and social workers in the schools. Special thanks to our Warners’ Warm-up teammates: FedEx Office, Walgreens, LookAfter Hair Company, A-Mrazek Moving Systems, USAgain, Mattress Firm, Mazda dealers, and participating credit unions, police stations, and American Cleaners. St. Louis is #1City1Team. Here are important links to join the team.
- Click here to find a drop off location near you
- Click here for info on winning two tickets to Night With Champions by making a coat donation
- Click here to donate a “virtual coat.” $25 will purchase a new coat for a child in need
- Click here to learn more about hosting a coat drive
Dec. 1 Deadline: Service-Based Mission Trip Scholarship for Youth Groups
Youth groups organizing a service-based mission trip for spring break 2015 to benefit a community in the United States are encouraged to apply for a Mission: Possible scholarship by clicking here. Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded to groups of junior high, high school and college students traveling together. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2014 and groups will be notified by Feb. 1, 2015. Deadline for summer mission trip applications is April 1, 2015.
Join Warners Dec. 12 for Special Night with Champions
The fourth installment of Night with Champions is hosted by Kurt and Brenda with Special Guests from the Super Bowl XXXIV Champion Rams: Head Coach Dick Vermeil, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, and Orlando Pace. Two levels of tickets are available for this unique event. Doors open for the First Bites & Auction at 6:00 p.m. for floor guests to enjoy an auction filled with unique items and delicious cuisine from local restaurants including Bishop’s Post, The Cup, Drunken Fish, Fitz’s American Grill, Pappy’s Smokehouse, prasino, Pueblo Solis, and Tucanos. Doors open for show-only ticketholders in the balcony at 7:30 p.m. Beginning at 7:45 p.m. all guests will enjoy a night of entertainment as Kurt and company lead the retrospective on that fairytale season! Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Louis outreach of the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation. Click here for more information. Individual floor and balcony tickets can be purchased thru The Pageant and Ticketmaster here. Group pricing in the balcony is available for 10 or more people. Full table sponsorships available by calling 877-FIRST-13.
Treasure House is a supported residential community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit treasurehouse.org to learn more.