The  COVER i ng News




Red For Refuge a Smashing Success
On March 11 The Covering House hosted its first Red For Refuge gala at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Through the generosity of many, Red For Refuge raised over $120,000!  
The program began with a touching speech by Lorrie Isringhausen, Red For Refuge Honorary Chair, about why she supports The Covering House and its mission. Then, TCH Executive Director Lindsey Ellis was  thrilled to present  awards to three very special supporters of The Covering House: Det. Keaton Strong, Dr. Ann Di Maio, and Kathy Doellefeld-Clancy of the Roblee Foundation. These three amazing individuals have given so much to our organization, and we are so thankful for their continuous dedication

We were humbled by the overwhelming love and support we received at Red For Refuge. O n behalf of everyone at The Covering House and the Red For Refuge committee, THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, donors, attendees and staff who made this event so special!

TCH Golf Tourney is March 31!

The Covering House Inaugural Golf Tournament is  Friday, March 31, at  Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, IL.

In addition to lunch, flight prizes and tee gifts, you could win a Matt Carpenter autographed baseball or a Cobra driver in the silent auction.

Registration is available online, or download a Registration Form and submit your payment by mail. 

 
Enterprise Invites The Covering House 

 
Lindsey Ellis, executive director, and Javier Cardenas, manager of donor development & legislative affairs, spoke to over 200 employees of Enterprise on Tuesday, March 21.

Enterprise employees also presented Lindsey and Javier with a check for $3,000 to continue our mission of providing refuge and restoration for victims of sex trafficking.

We appreciate the opportunity to spread awareness to corporations and other organizations in our community.



Don't Miss cover: a play about trafficking on April 8

cover: a play about trafficking was written by TCH volunteer Dr. Joy Powell (with lyrics and music by Jessica Lydon, TCH administrative assistant, and Emily Rice) about founder Dedee Lhamon's labor of love creating The Covering House. The play depicts the harsh realities of trafficking in our community by retelling the stories of local survivors. 

You can see cover: a play about trafficking on April 8, 7:00 p.m., at the Kevin Kline Theatre in Priory High School. Admission is free but donations will be collected to benefit The Covering House. 

If you would like more information about the play or the April 8 performance, contact Dr. Joy Powell at powellja@mobap.edu.
Upcoming Events
                      
March
March 31 -  The Covering House Inaugural Golf Tournament
                    Hosted by GENTS (Gentlemen Encouraging No Trafficking Society) 
                    Sunset Hills Country Club, Edwardsville, IL
                    For more information, or to register your foursome, click here

May
May 6 -   Shop 'Til You Drop
               The Journey Church, Reber Basement
               4900 Reber Place, St. Louis, MO 63139
 

September
September 2 - Seventh Annual Race For Refuge
                        Tower Grove Park
                        Registration opens May 1

October
October 21 - Rock 'N Roll For Refuge
                     Old Rock House





Community in Action

We are constantly amazed by all of the incredible people and organizations supporting our mission. Their selflessness and willingness to aid the girls we serve is inspirational. Here are a couple of individuals and organizations we would like to highlight this month. 
  • Shout out to Mary Sheets and her community group for Stocking Our Shelves in March!
  • The Washington University School of Medicine's chapter of the American Medical Women's Association is hosting a showing of Sex & Money on April 8. Contact Danielle for more information. 
  • The Covering House received many donations for the girls' upcoming Branson vacation. We are so thankful for this amazing support. Thank you to EVERYONE who gave monetary or in-kind donations to this need. Our girls are going to have a fabulous trip!
  • Shop at Schnucks? Sign up with eScrip and Schnucks will donate 3% of every purchase to The Covering House. Register online and ask Customer Service for your eScrip card on your next shopping trip.
  • Shout out to all of our monthly donors who generously support us all year long!


CONTACT US
General Inquiries: info@thecoveringhouse.org
Financial Inquiries:  mward@thecoveringhouse.org
Volunteer Inquiries


CHECKS CAN BE MADE OUT TO
The Covering House
P. O. Box 12206
St. Louis, MO 63157