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Join Connect With St. Louis for a day of service in the St. Louis region.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Old Carriage Pavilion at Tower Grove Park
4256 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri  63110
United States
Contact: Maggie Kloppenberg

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Online registration for this event is now closed. For questions, additions or cancellations, please contact Maggie Kloppenberg at 314.657.4020 or


Calling all young professionals!

Join us on May 13


It’s not your ordinary service project! Get hands-on and then get your barbecue on. Join Connect With St. Louis and several nonprofit organizations doing great work in the St. Louis community for a choose-your-own-adventure service project. This event is aimed at ages 21-35 and is a great opportunity to meet opportunity to meet other young professionals. 


Cost: $5 (which goes toward a scholarship fund for the Emerging Leaders program) 


PHASE 1: PICK YOUR PURPOSE (select a service project) - 9 a.m.- noon


This year's service sites are:


The Little Bit Foundation (20 spots)

The Little Bit Foundation helps disadvantaged school children by creating a positive impact for personal growth, increasing self-esteem and encouraging a more focused and active learning environment by partnering closely with St. Louis schools. The morning's projects may include unpacking inventory, making up school supplies & hygiene kits, or matching up stuffed animals with a book for the literacy program.


Safe Connections (15 spots)

Safe Connections works to reduce the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis, intervention, counseling and support services. This service project will include landscaping and beautification of the Safe Connections’ grounds.


Saint Louis Public Schools (20 spots)

Through this day of meaningful volunteering, you get to provide much needed help at an elementary school in the St. Louis Publics Schools district. This project will take place at Patrick Henry Elementary and will include an indoor classroom painting project with outdoor gardening/landscaping projects if time and weather allows.


Support Dogs (FULL)

Support Dogs offers dignity, hope, and independence by providing highly skilled service dogs to individuals with disabilities and uniquely trained therapy dogs to serve the community. This service project involves washing dogs, making dog treats, or doing some landscaping work.



PHASE 2: FIND YOUR FUN (BBQ and washers tournament) - noon - 1:30 p.m.


Join us for at Tower Grove Park for a barbecue lunch from Salt & Smoke, a washers tournament, and a chance to make friends and network with your fellow volunteers immediately following your service project.  Meet us at the Old Carriage Pavilion starting at noon.


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