501(c)3 organization, Tax ID 43-6032561
Founded in 1959

Coverage Area: 28 counties
18 counties in Missouri; 10 counties in Illinois

Managed by a 30-person Board of Directors (board members are not compensated)

Serviced by an executive director (Col. Ron Battelle, retired Chief of Police, St. Louis County Police Department) and staff of five

Currently assisting approximately 95 families with approximately 70 dependent children
Has assisted over 200 families since 1959

Provides roughly $2.5 million in assistance each year

Funded by:
Membership – individual and corporate
Donation – individual and corporate
Fundraisers held on behalf of the organization


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