Help Us Give To 200 Students

Will you help us give backpacks to 200 students who live below the poverty line St. Louis Missouri?

YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE!

In partnership with Confluence Academy in St. Louis where 97% of the children and families survive below the poverty level, you will be an incredible blessing to these precious families who need your help. The impact you are making by giving and sponsoring the needs of one child at a time will enable us to give a tangible expression of Jesus Christ’s love and care.

This year we will host the 200 families at a shopping event where we give the parents the opportunity to have a ‘shopping experience’ with their families. In turn giving dignity, honor, and support to each and every individual.

Last year, one mother text us: “I trust u and it’s not many I do. We have no family here. Ur the closest we have to it. I thank God for having u and ur church family. I don’t know where these children would be if it wasn’t for u time. May God be with u all in Jesus Name.”

Will You Give Today?

If you wish to give items purchased, HERE is a link to the school supplies list of items we need.

Items may be dropped off at Crisis Aid Headquarters in St. Louis, MO between operating hours of 9am-5pm or contact us via info@crisisaid.org to make arrangements.

Crisis Aid International HQ
5427 Telegraph RD,
St. Louis, MO 63129

Wings 2017 Year End Report

WINGS Bless this House

Wings 2017 – YEAR END REPORT

Dear Friends,

Wings / Love & Care is blessed with incredible volunteers and a small group of donors. It is important you know YOU ARE VITAL to this ministry. Because of you, 14,239 people were served in 2017. Thank you for showing love and care to families and children in St. Louis.

Your Food Distribution Program served 14,239 people in 2017. More than 71,272 pounds of food filled the cupboards and fridges of families in need. We were blessed to continue providing meat on a regular basis as well as fresh vegetables, fruit, canned goods, dry goods and desserts as available. Your giving made this possible! Our faithful volunteers continued to package the food each week and keep the Center clean and organized.

We are thankful to be able to continue the weekly After School Program and also offer Summer VBS to the children in the community. These programs have helped us build relationships with the children and families and provided a safe place for the children to come work on homework, learn about Jesus, receive a meal and benefit from many recreational activities. We continue to partner with Confluence Academy through distribution events to children in the school. We partnered with backpack distribution and a wonderful Christmas party.

In addition, the children who attend the Wings After School Program also benefited from these outreaches and also received backpacks and Christmas presents.

We hosted the annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution and Christmas Food Distribution as well, providing families the opportunity to prepare and enjoy holiday meals at home.

In total, you provided the following services in 2017:

Christmas gifts made by the children for their families.

197 Children received Backpacks & School Supplies

 150 Children received Coats and dozens Hats & Gloves

 200 Adults received Coats

 201 Families received Thanksgiving Groceries

 113 Children received 4-5 Christmas Gifts

 162 Families received Christmas Groceries

 10 Weeks of Vacation Bible School /Special Outings

 44 Weeks of After School Program with special activities for all Holidays

 14,239 People (4,788 Families) received 71,272 pounds of food from weekly Food Distributions

Your gifts and faithful partnership provided services to the children, and individuals, families, churches, and businesses expanded our capacity to do more in 2017 than ever.

Christmas party note from Stephanie Glore, Crisis Aid Staff member:

“Yesterday God did a work in my heart like only He can do.

Seeing 38 families blessed with a Christmas is a joy I can’t describe. Hearing their stories and hearing how they would not be having a Christmas if it wasn’t for yesterday is beyond humbling. (Because) it reminds me to be thankful for what my family does have, and it’s humbling knowing God chose each one of us to be their help in this season.

I watched sponsors provide toys for kids, clothes, and shoes for kids and their parents, electronics and small appliances parents cannot afford, basic house cleaning supplies and toilet paper, gift cards for Christmas dinner groceries, and even a bed provided for a mom and dad that sleep on the couch and floor. The generosity and care that was poured on to these families were incredible and so touching.

What a reminder….As Pat (Crisis Aid International Founder) told each person yesterday in tears…how much God loves each of us. How much HE sees each of us. How much HE cares about exactly where we are right this second. What a day what a word straight to my heart. Serving other brings more joy and fulfillment than any other thing.”

It was a beautiful event. The families were so touched by the generosity of the donors. 38 families received Christmas and they were truly grateful for all they received. The families truly had no way to provide Christmas for their family. There were 113 children and 53 adults that were provided Christmas in 2017.

A family blessed during the Christmas season.

THANK YOU for restoring dignity, providing encouragement, meeting basic needs and providing many blessings to families in south St. Louis with great love and care.

We hope you will continue walking with us in 2018 to provide services with dignity through donations, volunteer service, and gift-in-kind donations. God bless you!

 

By His grace,

Sue & Pat Bradley & Team

To learn more, visit: www.crisisaid.org/wings/

Sonjia’s Story: A rare look into a sex trafficking survivors life

Sonjia's Story

Sonjia’s story is a rare look at the real life of a sex trafficking survivor. This is the harrowing story of her fight to live, find help, health, healing, and restoration through the Crisis Aid U.S. Refuge Home. Together, because some chose to do something – we are making a difference!

As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help Sonjia and so many others held captive by sex trafficking both in East Africa and in the U. S. Together, we are making a difference.

Will you choose today to do something to help others?
Learn More: https://www.crisisaid.org/global-refuge/

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US Refuge 2018 Newsletter

US Refuge 2018 Newsletter

Katlyn Eyes

A model was used for the pictures so we can protect the identity and dignity of the survivors we serve.

You can help make her SOMEDAY start today.

There are more than 244,000 American children at risk of being trafficked each year1. These are not children in a far off land, but children from our own backyard.

In 2016 alone, the FBI and their affiliates reported arresting nearly 2,600 traffickers and rescuing approximately 6,000 children2; and these are just the ones we know about. Polaris estimates that the total number of victims nationally reaches into the hundreds of thousands — including both adults and minors victimized by trafficking3.

Our Refuge home in the U.S. has had the unique privilege of serving over 155 of these girls caught in the horrors of trafficking. Some are children and some are adults that have been trafficked for many years.

KATLYN’S STORY: At a very early age, Katlyn had already lived a life filled with more horror and tragedy than most of us could ever imagine. When she was very young, a neighborhood boy began using her and “giving” her to his friends. She had become property that he sold for drugs and money.

Katlyn was a runaway and, at the age of 16, came to our Refuge home in early spring. Through our Home’s programs, love, patience, and perseverance, we began seeing Katlyn transform before our very eyes. Now, 17 years old, she is attending high school again and has a 3.3 GPA. For the first time since Katlyn can remember, she is happy.

“I never realized how much I was worth until now. This place has given me hope again.”

Many others at our Refuge home have said that without our loving care they don’t know what would have happened to them.

The Fight Against The Evil Of Sex Trafficking Is Far From Over.

There are so many girls just like Katlyn still waiting for someone to help them. We have the space to double the number of girls we currently serve, but our financial resources limit us. Please consider being a part of their rescue. Your donation is life-changing!

Thank you for all you do. We are so blessed to have you as part of this journey and we know we cannot do this without your support.

God Bless You, Pat and Sue Bradley


Refurbishing a Bedroom – $1,400 (Individual prices are available)

Curtains | Mirror | Dresser | Bed | Closet | Stand | Mattress | Linens | Etc.

Refurbishing the Minor’s Wing – $15,000 (Individual prices are available)

Cabinets | Curtains | Table | Chairs | Sofa | Desks | Molding | Décor | Etc.

Increasing the beds from 8 to 20 – $500,000 Based on a 22 room capacity.

One room is approximately $23,000 a year or $2,000 a month.

Ongoing Needs – $25-$75

Art Supplies | Toiletries | Clothing | Accessories | School Supplies | Kitchen Appliances Equine Therapy | Outing Expenses

Increased bed pricing includes ALL services & support provided (i.e.: medical-dental-psychological-health clothing- school-staff-insurance-etc).

Thank You For Caring. Your Gifts Make A Big Difference.

Ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures’ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

Christmas Stories and Joyful Refections

“Yesterday God did a work in my heart like only He can do.

Seeing 38 families blessed with a Christmas is a joy I can’t describe. Hearing their stories and hearing how they would not be having a Christmas if it wasn’t for yesterday is beyond humbling. {Because} it reminds me to be thankful for what my family does have, and it’s humbling knowing God chose each one of us to be their help in this season.

I watched sponsors provide toys for kids, clothes for kids and mom’s and dads, shoes, electronics their parents can’t afford, small appliances needed like toasters and microwaves, basic house cleaning supplies and toilet paper bc these families have hard times getting those things, gift cards for Christmas dinner groceries, and even a bed provided for a mom and dad that sleep on the couch and floor. The generosity and care that was poured onto these families was amazing and so touching.

I watched a team that was already stretched thin work exhausting hours to create an atmosphere for everyone that walked into the gym and make them feel so special. Down to the smallest details, this team went above and beyond. ALL to make them feel special loved, and seen. To show them Jesus in such a mighty way. A team that was tired, but found so much joy in serving each and every one of these wonderful families. An amazing team. They inspire me.

What a reminder… As Pat (Crisis Aid International Founder) told each person yesterday in tears… How much God loves each of us. How much HE sees each of us. How much HE cares about exactly where we are right this second. What a day and what a word straight to my heart. Serving others brings more joy and fulfillment than any other thing.”

Written by staff member Stephanie Galore from her personal reflections.

Photography by @Jeffrey Woodson II

#thankful #christmasMiracles #tistheseason #makeadifference #together #Crisisaid

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2nd Annual Christmas For Families 2017

Wings Christmas

Join Us For The 2nd Annual Christmas Outreach  Wings of Love and Care Center

Wings Christmas

How to sponsor a family? Send us an email if you would like to sponsor a family. We will then send you several profiles to choose from. Each profile will contain a picture of the family, size of the family, ages, and genders of each member, and a “wish list” prepared by each child (these are just suggestions). You are welcome to sponsor a family on your own or build a team to share the joy with. Without you and your family these families will not have much this holiday season.

What is the commitment? Our goal is to provide a full Christmas for each family. The following is what we hope to provide for each family:

• 2 – 3 toy gifts per child (unwrapped)     

• 1 outfit per child (child’s sizes will be provided)

• Gift card to purchase holiday dinner     

• Wrapping paper and tape 

• A household gift for the family (typically a household need)

When and where to deliver items? 5427 Telegraph Road, St. Louis MO 63129. All items are due by December 8th to the Crisis Aid office. Our team will package and prepare them for the Christmas Party on December 16th. Your invitation to the party will be on it’s way once you choose a family! We would love for all sponsors to join us for the party on Dec 30th  to be with the families and love on them.

Santa and Child

FAQ

• Out of state donors can shop via Amazon if they want to participate and have items delivered to our offices directly.

• We still need financial donations for things like a catered lunch, décor, and extra presents to make sure recipients feel loved, honored, and hopeful.

• If people would like to donate individual items like gift card

for groceries, or kids clothes, or something like that, it would be ok.

• We still need 40 gingerbread house kits for the party.

• We are having a big decoration making day on Friday the 10th of December if anyone would like to join.

For more information please call 314-487-1400 or email info@crisisaid.org

Back to School 2017

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Will you join us as we help children in need get ready for school?

Back to school

Our WINGS of Love & Care Annual School Supplies Distribution will be August 9th but supplies must be received by August 4th so we can ensure all needs are met. Our goal is to provide the full list of required supplies for 100 children in an elementary school where 100% of the families live below the poverty line. Please place your order/donation today! Make sure you share your contact information so we can mail you a receipt to use for tax deduction purposes. Thank you!

Donations can be dropped off by August 4th at Crisis Aid M-TH 9:30am-4:30pm or shipped directly to Crisis Aid, 5427 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis, MO 63129. Cash donations are also welcome.

Amazon Backpacks

For more information please call 1-888-740-7779.

View as a PDF – School Supplies Needed

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