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Meet our 2020 Arsenal Community Impact Fund recipients

Community Involvement
Meet our 2020 Arsenal Community Impact Fund recipients

GivingTuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for hashtag purposes on social media, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It’s a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”

We put a priority on the people who live in our communities. Throughout the year, we help several local charitable organizations by donating money, providing volunteer time and making care packages for the less fortunate.

While Arsenal employees normally dedicate a lot of their time to volunteer work throughout the year, because of the pandemic, organizing our employees for volunteer efforts became a challenge. That, combined with the increased stress on charitable organizations due to unemployment and a down economy, made giving back much more of a challenge.

To help alleviate some of the burden from these organizations, we created the Arsenal Community Impact Fund. This program allows local nonprofits to apply for the funds they need in the form of grants and help less fortunate members of the community in the special ways that their organizations are equipped to do so.

This year, we awarded $10,300 worth of grants from our new program.

Meet our recipients:

This #GivingTuesday, we want to highlight the recipients of our first-ever round of the Arsenal Community Impact Fund.

  • Belleville Sack Lunch Program is a program that normally feeds 200 children a day during the summer. With money from the Impact Fund, they will be able to feed more kids during the holidays and help deal with the food insecurity crisis.
  • Jefferson County Foster Children’s Fund helps foster children in the area with assistance for things like medical supplies, psychological services, education tools and much more. The organization also helps foster parents with toys, food and clothing.
  • The Breakfast Club, Inc.is located in Florissant, Missouri. It has over 250 members who help provide education regarding breast health to more than 12,000 people and support services to more than 500 breast cancer survivors.
  • Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry is a group that helps low-income families, seniors, the disabled and the homeless provide welfare for their pets so they don’t end up in shelters. It also provides education for taking care of pets.
  • Affton Christian Food Pantry is dedicated to providing a continuous and reliable source of food to those living in the Affton community.
  • 4-H Career Readiness Program has a mission to give all kids equal access to opportunity by providing mentors, learning opportunities and a sense of belonging, helping children reach their full potential.

We will have another grant round in Spring 2021. Please share this post on social media with those you know who work or volunteer for nonprofit organizations.

Learn more about the Community Impact Fund