- St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
WINGS Love and Care ministers to families in St. Louis. Many are at their lowest point as they struggle to provide for their children and overcome life’s many challenges. Our weekly food distributions held every Friday help meet some of the most basic needs of families by providing meat, fresh vegetables, fruit, canned goods and dry goods as available. Our dedicated volunteers faithfully pick up and package the food every week so it is ready to distribute to the community. This program served 13,136 people in 2016, distributing more than 68,400 pounds of food.
Your donations assist with the ongoing operating costs of the Center and this program.
- After School Children’s Programs
WINGS Love and Care offers an After School Program every Thursday for children in South St. Louis. Volunteers faithfully serve to provide homework assistance, dinner, arts & crafts, games, and ministry to both the children and their families. One parent said:
I thank you for everything. I am truly blessed to have WINGS of Love and Care in my children’s life as well as mine. They are great teachers of God. They talk to the children as well as listen. They always have a story to tell when they get home. I love Wings because they help me out with children by helping with homework and giving a hot meal. They also check on the family when they bring the children home. They are very reliable and most important, the children enjoy themselves very much. And they love the volunteers there, so that is another blessing. Thank you for everything.
Yours truly, Tracy
Additionally, we also host several outreaches in the community to provide school supplies and Christmas for children in need. We work closely with a local elementary school that has 100% of their students living below the poverty line in order to reach children and families most in need.
- Community Outreach
WINGS Love and Care hosts several outreaches to the community to help ease the burden on families. We provide backpacks, school supplies, and school uniforms to dozens of children every year. In 2016, we provided coats, hats and gloves to more than 180 children and adults and plan to continue this new outreach in 2017. Thanks to our partners, we provide turkeys and a bag of food with all the trimmings so over 200 families can make their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at home every year.
In 2016, we partnered with a local elementary school where 100% of the students live below the poverty line to provide a unique Christmas Party which included dinner with the entire family. At the Christmas Party, the parents received 4-5 gifts per child and other household goods. Santa and Mrs. Clause even came to provide one of the gifts! Volunteers bagged up all but Santa’s gift, so the parents could take them home, wrap the gifts themselves and give the gifts to their children with dignity on Christmas morning.
In addition, the children who attend the Wings After School Program also benefited from these outreaches.
WINGS Newsletter (September 2016)
WINGS Newsletter (July 2016)
- Counseling Sessions
WINGS of Love and Care ministers to families in South St. Louis. Many are at their lowest point as they struggle to provide for their children and overcome life’s many challenges. Sometimes parents need a little encouragement, genuine love and to hear God’s promises for them and their family; and that’s what we provide at Wings. Adults who would like to receive spiritual counseling by a licensed professional counselor are welcome to use the form below to schedule an appointment.
- Volunteer Opportunities
WINGS of Love and Care is blessed with more than 20 volunteers who faithfully serve every week in the After School Program and with the Food Distribution program. Volunteers assist children with homework and other activities, pick up food, prepare food bags, clean, fold clothes, distribute food and more. If you or your group are interested in volunteering one-time or ongoing, please fill out this form for more information.