Teamsters Joint Council 13 delivers $25,810 to Snowflake Village, bringing joy to children hospitalized during the holidays

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BRINGING JOY to sick children and their families at the holiday’s, Teamsters Joint Council 13 President Marvin Kropp (fourth from right) delivered a check for $25,810 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital Philanthropy Coordinator Hannah Heimosis (center-left) and Relationship Manager Becky Belanger (center) to support the hospital’s Snowflake Village program. Joining Kropp in presenting the check were Teamster officers (from left) Local 6 Secretary Treasurer Robert Gartner, Local 610 Principal Officer Dan Thacker, Local 682 President Ed Kimbrell, (Heimosis, Belanger and President Kropp), Local 618 President Derek Kropp, Local 618 Vice President Matt Zurawel and Local 833 Secretary Treasurer Mark Bruemmer. – Teamsters Joint Council 13 photo

Teamsters Joint Council 13 recently delivered a check for $25,810 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Snowflake Village, a free shopping bazaar for parents whose children are in the hospital on Christmas Day but whose financial circumstances are such that they can’t afford to buy gifts for their children.

Parents come in, pick out the appropriate gifts and wrap them. For those kids whose parents can’t be there on Christmas Day, nurses serve as pseudo parents to wrap and deliver the gifts for them.

The Teamsters are the largest donator to the Snowflake Village program, helping to deliver the Christmas magic year after year to children facing illness at the holidays.

Joint Council 13 President Marvin Kropp said this year’s Joint Council 13 Charity Bass Tournament far exceeded the fund-raising totals of years past.

“This will help to ensure all children who have a hospital stay at Children’s Hospital over Christmas will all receive gifts and also any siblings they may have,” Kropp said. “Once again thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a huge success.”


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