It is that time of year again where All For Family would like to take a moment to let all of our supporters and volunteers know how very thankful we are for everything they do to support All For Family. If not for the help of our community, we would not be able to do the work we do to support foster children and families, primarily in Jefferson County.
We recently held an exciting Holiday Vendor Fair. From this event, we were able to raise $3,124.57. For those who have been in the nonprofit world a while, this may not sound like much, but, for All For Family, with us still being a relatively young organization, this was our largest fundraiser to date, and we are truly thankful to everyone who made it possible.
To our anonymous donor of Butler's Pantry Catering, you know who you are, we sincerely appreciate what you did for us. Butler's Pantry did a terrific job, and everyone raved about the food.
For Kathy Linton & City on a Hill Church for hosting our event, along with Kayla Price for tech support, we are very grateful with your help with our event. We give special thanks to Amy Baum for volunteering to coordinate this event, along with Chris Vogt, Kathy Overcamp, Julie Clooney, Debbie Bonham, and Debbie Underwood for your excellent volunteer service and decorating skills. We also thank Raintree Church for hosting event planning meetings for us, and for any volunteers who may have worked behind the scenes to make this a special event. We also thank Terri Deckard with Hacienda for your donations and help assembling baskets, along with Janice Black, and Cheryl Soest & Patti Nasalroad from White Castle.
We would like the thank the following businesses and organizations who have either showed us support this past year, ongoing support to All For Family, &/or made a monetary or item donation for our Holiday Vendor Fair. If we leave anyone out, please know it is purely unintentional, and we sincerely apologize:
Jefferson Foundation - for your amazing grant support that has brought us so far!
Hillsboro Lion's Club
Cedar Hill Lutheran Church - for volunteering to sponsor our client children for Christmas again this year!
City on a Hill Church
Jefferson County Foster Children's Fund
Festus White Castle & White Castle Corporate
Central Air Heating & Cooling in High Ridge - Steve & Kelley Schmidt
Kramer, Hand, Buccholz & Partney, LLC -
Vaughn Agency, LLC in Hillsboro
Hacienda in Arnold
Contractor's Welding, Inc in Manchester - Ray & Joyce Klein
Lindell Bank in St. Louis - Tiffany
Unique Contruction - Joshua Perez
Paw Wash - Emily & Nora
Pinecrest Camp & Conference Center in Fredericktown - For helping us have an amazing Foster Parent Training Extravaganza
Twin Cities Surgery Center in Festus - for amazing Easter Baskets for our children clients this year!
Old Bridgeview Brewery in Washington, MO
IMS Mortgage - Bill Edwards
Girl Scout Troop 350
Family Advocacy Solutions - Kathy Haddock for helping us with training at our Training Extravaganza
Jefferson County Children's Division - for sending us referrals and conducting our background checks for us
Smokey D's - House Springs
We would also like to thank individual donors who have either showed ongoing support for All For Family or who made monetary or item donations for our Holiday Vendor Fair. If we leave anyone, we sincerely apologize. It is purely unintentional:
Rodney & Marie Wehmeyer
Pamela Coomb - For Helping Train at our Training Extravaganza
Nicole Batten - For Helping Train at our Training Extravaganza
Erin Lakebrink - For Helping Training at our Training Extravaganza
In addition, we would like to thank the vendors who participated in our Holiday Vendor Fair or donated toward our vendor fair:
Jacqueline Dunn - Scentsy
Sarah Albarado - Pemberly Merchant Jewelry
Kayla Thomas - Pamered Chef
Katie Underwood - Norwex
Kathy Todd - Thirty One Gifts
Jessica Appel - JSY Photography
Marla Hamlin & Nancy Ortinaw - Juice Plus
Angela Wilson - 3 Ring Zing Photography
Hannah Quick - Chalk Corture
Amanda Dane - Beauty Counter
Megan Hale - Usbourne Book
Baum's Bees Honey
Mary Anne Fleming
Finally, but certainly not least, we would like to thank our amazing volunteers who have actively helped cover our Supervised Family Visits this past year. If we accidentally forgot to list someone, please know it was purely unintentional, and we sincerely apologize:
Barbara Yelton (we miss you - get well soon!)
William Elliott (William is retiring from us this month, and he will be missed)
Kim Ravenelle (new volunteer just starting with us)
From the bottom of our hearts at All For Family, we want everyone to know how very much we appreciate all of you. We are very grateful for the blessings you have brought our way so we can keep serving and blessing families who need us. Because of your help and generosity, we have seen at least 4 families successfully reunite with their families, and at least 3 families progress to enough unsupervised time they no longer need our services. We have celebrated growth of our families, and we have shared tears with struggling moms who are trying to overcome addiction &/or miss their children. Working together as a community, we can make a difference, and we can bring positive change. Thank you for supporting us so we can do just that.
We also want to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season!