Union has donated more than $210K to the home in past 17 years
Normandy, MO – Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 recently held it’s 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the St. Vincent’s Home for Children, which provides professional treatment and residential services for troubled children and their families.
The tournament, May 5, at Glen Echo Country Club, attracted 23 teams and raised $20,000.
In the past 17 years, Local 36 has donated more than $210,000 to St. Vincent’s.
“They’re an amazing partner, and one of our major donors,” said Carla Monroe-Posey, executive director of the St. Vincent’s Home. “Every year, for the last 17 years, they put on this golf tournament, for which St. Vincent is the sole beneficiary.”
Each year for the last several years, Local 36 has donated $20,000 to the home, whether that is what is raised at the tournament or not.
This year, a 50/50 raffle collected $1,120 – or $560 each for the winner and the home. The winner, retired Local 36 member Vernon Kraemer, donated his share back to the home.
“It’s just an incredible level of support from just one organization,” Monroe-Posey said. “We’re very close to them, and honored by their generosity. It really makes a difference to us and the kids we serve.”
ABOUT THE HOME
The St. Vincent’s Home serves children 12-19 with serious emotional and behavioral problems.
Started in 1850 as an orphanage, today St. Vincent’s provides Temporary Shelter – up to 30 days with therapy education and counseling for children and their families – and In-Home Therapy Services to provide early intervention, working with families and school officials, before a child needs time-out and respite care.
St. Vincent’s has already admitted nearly 70 children this year, and treats on average 150 to 175 children each year.
For more information, visit www.saintvincenthome.org,or call 314-261-6011.