Thanks to a grant from the Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust, DOORWAYS is offering a series of healthy cooking classes for residents in our apartment complexes. The course covers educational information about healthy eating and cooking, while demonstrating the preparation and cooking of a healthy recipe.
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Team DOORWAYS and GO! St. Louis
On April 7 and 8, 51 clients, friends, donors, board members and staff came together to form TEAM DOORWAYS to participate in the GO! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend. Thirty-eight walked or ran in the 5K on Saturday and 13 walked or ran in the 7K, half marathon or marathon on Sunday. Thank you to everyone who participated! In the four years we've been an official charity of GO! St. Louis, we've raised nearly $30,000 in support of programs and services at DOORWAYS. We are already talking about plans for next year's team!
To see this year's team and show your support,
Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
On April 3, DOORWAYS held its Annual Dinner, generously hosted by SSM St. Mary's Hospital and sponsored by US Bank Private Wealth Management. The Michael Edlin Award, DOORWAYS' highest honor, was presented to Carole Hunt. The law firm Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard received the Generosity Award, and the Volunteer Award was presented to Rev. Jeff Moore. These long-time supporters were recognized for their generosity, not only of their resources, but also their time, expertise and leadership. Congratulations and thank you to all!
(Past and present recipients of the Michael Edlin Award, who were in attendance at the dinner, are underlined. From left to right, Jay Moore, Opal Jones, Carole Hunt, Diane Levine, Richard Ellerbrake, Christine Pennell and Jay Joern. For more pictures from the event, click here.)
As spring days are slowly replacing days of winter, we wish to thank the Boeing Employee Community Fund for providing funding to help us provide emergency housing and subsidies over the winter months. The 2017/2018 winter brought increased requests for housing assistance from individuals and families. Generous funders, such as the Boeing Employee Community Fund, allow DOORWAYS to respond to these needs. Thank you from DOORWAYS!
Funding from the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA)
Every year, the Archdiocese of St. Louis undertakes its annual appeal to raise funds to continue providing many services to the community. Their 2018 goal is $14.2 million. ACA has regularly supported DOORWAYS through this campaign. This past weekend, two DOORWAYS leaders presented information about the ACA and DOORWAYS at local churches. Opal Jones, president and CEO, spoke at Our Lady of the Pillar on Lindbergh, while Jim Timmerberg, director of development, visited St. David's Church in Arnold.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
DOORWAYS is always seeking volunteers to better assist our clients and staff. We currently have opportunities in the following areas:
- Dining Out for Life Volunteers
- Host at PW Pizza from 5-8 pm on Thursday, April 26
- Friday Night Social Volunteers
- Cooper House resident companions
- Bakers (provide special treats to residents)
- Activity Assistants (go on activities with residents)
- Administrative Volunteer (make phone calls, assist with mailings, etc.)
Recently the Home Builders Association (HBA) presented checks to those agencies selected to receive funding in the 2018 competitive grant cycle. HBA president, Dale Black of CMS Homes (left), presented the check to Jim Timmerberg, director of development at DOORWAYS. "All of us are grateful to the HBA for this critical support of our mission to provide housing, health, and hope to area homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS," noted Timmerberg.
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+ Thursday, April 26
+ All Day
Dining Out for Life is an international event that has raised over $4 million locally over the past 24 years to provide vital services to people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2017, the St. Louis community raised over $153,000 to help provide education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and comprehensive support services for those affected by the disease. For a list of participating locations, click here.
DOORWAYS will host at PW Pizza from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
+ All Day
Make your donation to DOORWAYS by going to GIVESTLDAY.ORG today! A donor has generously provided $5,000 as a matching gift, so your contribution automatically doubles! And you don't need to wait for Wednesday, May 2! Scheduled donations are now open. Submit your pledge today and your credit card will be charged on May 2.
Expand your support by creating a personal giving campaign page for DOORWAYS! Go to https://www.givestlday.org/DOORWAYS and click the blue button CREATE CAMPAIGN PAGE on the right. Then promote it on social media and extend personal invitations to all family, friends, co-workers, group memberships, etc. to donate to your campaign! [If you need help setting it up, contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-535-1919 ext. 2704.]
For more info or to schedule a donation click here. Submit your pledge today and your credit card will be charged on May 2. All donors are eligible for prize drawings during the day!
Keystone Society Reception
+ Thursday, June 14
+ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Want more information on the Keystone Society? Click Here
DID YOU KNOW.....
Your donation to DOORWAYS can be given as a tribute to a loved one?!
Question: How often does one action yield two results?
Answer: All the time, if you designate your DOORWAYS donation as a tribute to a loved one!
You may make a monetary gift in
of someone's birthday, anniversary, new job, new baby...the list is endless. You may also provide a monetary gift as a
for someone who passed away. Or, you may purchase a tribute
to be placed in our
at the Cooper House campus. If you wish to help us
GROW THE TRIBUTE GARDEN
, you may select from three brick sizes: $100, $250, or $500.
By expressing your admiration, love, and respect through a TRIBUTE GIFT, you are also providing critical funding to help DOORWAYS deliver housing, health, and hope to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS.
for more information about making a tribute gift while also supporting DOORWAYS' compassionate care to the most vulnerable in our community.
A list of recent TRIBUTE GIFTS is provided below.
The honoree is listed first, with the donor name(s) underneath.
IN MEMORY OF:
+ Kathleen Bolduan
ANNA BEIRNE & KEITH DYVIG
+ John Beirne
+ Margaret McCartney
+ Jim Petru
+ Barbara Bushnell
+ James Kemp
+ Marilyn Koncen
+ Cecelia Piekarski
+ Eileen Sutis
+ Audrey Hutti
+ Melba Smith
+ Connie McKee
MICHAEL JORDAN, JR.
+ Michael F. Jordan
+ Robert Pennell
WILLIAM GLENN McPHERSON
+ Frances Baker
+ William Wibbing
+ Pat Plumley
KEITH AND JASON ROBB
+ Jill Berry
+ Ruth Rosen
+ Mary Rose Scarpinato
+ Ann Smith Carr
IN HONOR OF:
CHRIS BRENNER & TYLER OLSEN
+ Rob Rebman
BUFF BUFFKIN & DONN KLEINSCHMIDT
+ Mary McCafferty
+ Jennifer Strohl
+ Philip Barron
+ Patricia Baker
+ Mary Jensen
+ Schwab Charitable Fund
+ Douglass Adair
+ Diane Levine
+ Cynthia Becker
+ Donna Bush
+ Tricia Frank
+ Nan Kleinlein
+ Carrie Mueller
+ Amber Stenger
+ Rhonda Wassell
+ Amy Williams
DIANE LEVINE & DAVID ECHELE
+ Judy Pierson
+ John Gerdes
+ Jeff Moore
+ Pat Roseman
+ John Murphey
RICHARD & CHRISTINE PENNELL
+ John Arnold
+ Sherri Koehm
+ Josie McDonald
STEVE & MARY SCHOOLMAN
+ Peter Werner
ERIK BORTOLIN & TED SCHOTT
+ Christine Nolan
TOM & CAROL VOSS
+ William Rusnack + William Dodson
AL & GLENDA WIMAN
+ Greater St. Louis Community Foundation
+ Biomedical Systems
+ F. Sessions Cole
+ C. Robert Farwell
+ Mary Hays
+ Eugene Kahn
+ Tony Karakas
+ Marylen Mann
+ Janet McGehee
+ William Peck
+ Molly Powell
+ Tatjana Schwendinger
+ Julius Seeherman
+ Cheryl Stein
+ Marilyn Teitelbaum
+ Richard Weil
+ Jane Tarsy
is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
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