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Supporting Communities - MetroGistics Charity Program (MCP)

In February of 2012, MetroGistics is pleased to announce a new program that gives back to the community. In ways big and small, from corporate support for national organizations to small groups of employees helping out in their local communities. In keeping with our core values, we are pleased to support:

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Alzheimer's Association

August 2016 - For her Giving Back charity, Nicole Kelemen chose the Alzheimer's Association. She said "I’ve chosen to give back to Alzheimer’s Association because millions around the globe are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias with no current cure. This disease gradually worsens over years and is known for being the sixth leading cause of death in the USA."

Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011

St louis Crisis Nursery

June 2016 - Gabby Hernandez chose St. Louis Crisis Nursery for her Giving Back charity. She told us "For my charity I would like to donate to St louis Crisis Nursery. Their webpage is I picked crisis nursery because child abuse and neglect is something that has no excuse. They are the most innocent of us all and they all deserve endless love and care. I wish I could give them as much love as I give Cristian. It breaks my heart to read about children being abused, treated badly or even killed. Its overwhelming to think about all the poor children in the world or even our own city being mistreated or hurt. Crisis Nursery helps those children and family and also acts to prevent abuse and neglect from happening.

St louis Crisis Nursery
11710 Administration Drive
Suite 18
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

Butterfly Dreams

May 2016 - Eric Gillespey chose Butterfly Dreams for his Giving Back charity for May. Eric said "This is a charity that provides differently-abled children a chance to go on a stage, beauty pageant style, and be recognized for the beautiful people that they are. My daughter has volunteered as a "buddy" the last few years. Her interactions with these special children has been just as beneficial for her as it has been for the contestants. It is always a night filled with lots of smiles as well as happy and thankful tears. I also know $500 will go a long way in helping make the night of many great people."

Butterfly Dreams
2663 McKelvey Rd
Maryland Heights, MO 63043


April 2016 - Tim Davis chose Refab for his Giving Back charity of the month for April. Tim told us "I chose Refab because they are simultaneously tackling two important problems that are present in most cities. They retrain and employ recently homeless military veterans for the green jobs sector and in doing so are able to divert usable resources and building materials that are slated to end up in a landfill. Since 2013, they have already hired 5 permanent, full-time employees (that have graduated from their retraining program) and diverted over 2,000 tons of landfill waste!
Refab works in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations, community groups, and government to promote the collective and creative re-use of our built environment. This mission is sustained by deconstructing buildings otherwise slated for demolition, retraining community members for careers in green industry, and refabricating building materials."

3130 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63118

Allan Street Baptist Church

March 2016 - Kathy Barnett chose Allan Street Baptist Church for her Giving Back charity of the month for March. Kathy said " For my giving back charity, I chose Allan Street Baptist Church where my family and I have been members since shortly after moving to Clinton. The program I have chosen to give to is the “Gatekeeper” program which is a safety and security program. They are currently working to raise funds for two AED (Automated External Defibrillators) units, one for the main building of the church and one for the annex. These unit are anywhere from 1000.00 to 2000.00 per AED. In addition to the base cost of the units they also have to purchase the defibrillator pads separately in both children’s and adult sizes and these run 150.00 and up per pad with each machine taking a minimum of two pads per use. This donation will make a good start toward the purchase of the AED’s."

Allan Street Baptist Church
210 West Allen Street
Clinton, MO 64735

Gibson Recovery Center

February 2016 - Melissa Brown chose the Gibson Recovery Center for her Giving Back charity of the month for February. Melissa told us "I chose Gibson Recovery Center because my father was at one time was a patient there. This place was the only place in Missouri that would accept him. They treated him like a human being and not just like a statistic or a number. For the first time in a long time, it was a place of hope for him and our family. This place taught him and our family how to cope and live through his addiction. Though it was not for as long as we hoped, we got to see a glimpse of who my father used to be. For the amount of time that we did get him back we will be forever grateful."

Gibson Recovery Center
1112 Linden St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
(573) 334-5513

Gateway Pet Guardians

​January 2016 - Sonja Trupiano chose Gateway Pet Guardians as her Giving Back charity of the month for January. Sonja told us"I have chosen to give back to one of my favorite local Charities. Gateway Pet Guardians. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding homes for strays in the St. Louis metro area. Through education, community outreach, adoption, rehabilitation and rescuing strays they hope to someday end Homelessness for animals in the area."

Gateway Pet Guardians
P.O. Box 13243
St. Louis, MO 63157
314.664.7398 Gateway Pet Guardians

Action Missions

​December 2015 - Mindy Davis chose Action Missions as her Giving Back charity for December. She said " ​

I have decided to give to the Action Missions. There are so many things they do to help the homeless and people in need and also the children that wouldn't have a gift for Christmas if it wasn't for them.

I think a lot of times we forget how truly blessed we really are!!

Description of just a few things they do:

Christmas time they go to Navajo Nation in Chinle, AZ and distribute gifts to low poverty children. There is over a thousand children that live in that area.

They also distribute winter clothing to the homeless in Kansas City, MO. and Springfield, MO. They go to each location once a year, and while giving them coats, hats, gloves, and socks; they also feed them a warm meal.

Testimonial from one of the volunteers: I have many testimonies I could share, but the one that comes to my heart was when we were in Springfield, MO doing the homeless outreach, there was a husband and wife who came to get a hot meal and coats, while visiting with them they told us their story of how they ended up on the streets. While ministering to them they began to cry, and accepted Jesus into their life.

The next year when we went back they made it a point to visit us, and told of how their lives had changed. They both attend church, have jobs, and their family no longer lives on the street. They thanked all who helped make this happen, and said, “If not for people caring and helping them they do not know where their life would be today!"

At the Navajo Nation the one thing that touched my heart the most was seeing the looks on the children's face when they were allowed to pick one toy, they acted as if you handed them a hundred dollar bill. There was not one child who did not thank you and leave with a smile!​

Action Missions
P.O. Box 385
Clinton, MO 64735

Friends of Kids with Cancer

October 2015 - Rene Hurst chose Friends of Kids with Cancer as her Giving Back charity for October. Rene Said "I'm picking Friends of Kids with Cancer. I got to learn about this group through my niece Campbell (age 6) going through Chemo for 2.5 years because of Leukemia. They do amazing things for the kiddos and are always doing fun events for the kiddos.....animals, face painting, bounce houses, capes, all kinds of cool things for our little cancer heroes out there.

Honestly, I just can't say enough good things about this group. Their support system, encouraging words, group support & everything about the charity is amazing! These kiddos with cancer deserve the world :-)"

Friends of Kids with Cancer
530 Maryville Center Dr. Suite LL5
St. Louis MO 63141

Operation Undergarment​

September 2015 - Doug Eaves chose Operation Undergarment. "​After our troops are injured in the Middle East and are being transported to field hospitals in Afghanistan or Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, they can't ask the pilot to swing by their barracks or tents for clean undergarments. Many times these garments are bloodied or cut off. Our government/military does not furnish them! ​Operation Undergarment helps make these brave soldiers' hospital stay more comfortable and dignified."

Operation Undergarment was established in 2004 by the wife of Missouri National Guardsman deployed in Iraq at the time. In 2005, Operation Undergarment was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal from the State of Missouri and Governor Matt Blunt.

Operation Undergarment​
Missouri Valley Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 1543
St. Peters, MO. 63376

20th Annual Rams Night of Wishes

​Scott and Amber Naz joined the St. Louis Rams and Make-A-Wish Missouri at their 20th Annual Night of Wishes on September 14th. Scott and Amber have been involved with Make-A-Wish for many years and generously funded a wish on behalf of themselves and MetroGistics. This event raised over $250k and granted 50 wishes!

The Rams Night of Wishes has been a time-honored St. Louis tradition since 1995. The continued support from the Rams organization combined with the generosity of their fans has resulted in raising over two million dollars in support of Make-A-Wish Missouri’s mission and over 400 wishes granted­­. If you'd like to learn more about the Make-A-Wish of Missouri, please visit their website at:

Make a Wish Foundation

St. Louis Area Food Bank

​August 2015 - Paul Luu chose the St. Louis Area Food Bank. About his choice, Paul said "No one should ever be hungry – ever! However, everyday people are starving, and I feel like if I can contribute I am making a difference out there to benefit someone who really needs it. I have volunteered in the past and it was awesome – you really don’t realize how good you have it until you are here. It is eye – opening."

St. Louis Area Foodbank
70 Corporate Woods Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor

July 2015 - Jamie McCoy chose the Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor for her Giving Back charity. She said "

C.A.R.E-Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor is the only animal shelter located in Clinton and is also a no kill shelter-SAVE ALL THE ANIMALS! They operate mainly on the dedication of volunteers and donations. Volunteers care for the shelter pets with quality food and twice-daily exercise as well as clean beds and toys and daily sanitation of the pens and surrounding areas. With comprehensive preventative health care, microchipping and spay/neuter program, the animals are adoption ready at all times.

I have always liked animals and I would adopt them all if I could. Seeing my community and amazing volunteers who spend their own time and money caring for these animals is truly amazing!

“The mission of C.A.R.E. is to prevent abuse, promote adoption and educate the public in the proper and ethical care and treatment of companion animals.”

Clinton Animal Shelter
1307 N. Washington
Clinton, MO 64735

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

June 2015 - Michael Walker chose St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Michael said, "I love everything they stand for, and firmly believe every child should have a chance at life. I have met doctors who work there (for much less than they could elsewhere) and they are truly dedicated to eliminating any suffering a child has to endure from one of the many forms of cancer, no matter their financial or cultural background. On a personal note, my favorite aunt passed away at the age of 21 of Leukemia. I have always felt that with the medical advances that were available just a decade later, she would still be with us. So the least I can do is try to honor her at every turn, and this would be so special, and mean the world to me & my family."

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Ava Elizabeth Williams Family Benefit Fund

May 2015 – Adam Laura chose Ava Elizabeth Williams Family Benefit Fund as his Giving Back charity. Adam said, "My neighbors’ brother’s daughter is 3 and she has some pretty serious cancer……unbelievable gut wrenching story and a super strong girl. This is going to go on for a couple more years until she is healthy, fingers crossed she gets healthy!!! The parents have already racked up a half a million in medical expenses and they have had to cover 20%, 100k so far so I want to do whatever I can to help."

If you’d like to learn more about this fund, please visit their website at:

Ava Elizabeth Williams Family Benefit Website

Children’s Cancer Research Fund

April 2015 – Alisha Bray chose Children’s Cancer Research Foundation as her Giving Back charity. Alisha said "I would like to make a donation to children's cancer research foundation. I was at a charity event last weekend and they had given a child an iPad that was going through Chemo and it really pulled at my heart strings. The little girl was so happy to be getting an iPad, even though I'm sure she wasn't feeling good, had already lost all of her hair, and yet still had a glowing smile. The horror of having a child be diagnosed with cancer is a parent’s worst nightmare and so, so sad. I think that any opportunity to help fund an organization that is striving for better treatment and understanding behind what causes different kinds of cancers will be steps in the right direction."

Children’s Cancer Research Fund
7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

March 2015 - Heather Jett chose The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri as her Giving Back charity. Heather said "Ever since I was a kid I was always finding stray animals, or they would find me! I felt that it was my calling to help them and would sneak them in the warm house and take care of them. Weather we kept them or found a good home that would take the helpless animal in to be a part of the family It felt good to know that that the animal was not left in the cold, dangerous heat or going hungry one more day. Shelters rely on our donations to help all of the abused, neglected and homeless pets and I know this donation will not save every animal it will sure make a difference."

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri
2536 Boutin Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

APA of Missouri

February 2015 - Bryan Dierkes chose APA of Missouri as his Giving Back charity. Bryan told us "Both of my dogs are rescue dogs & I believe every dog should get a second chance at a good home."

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond.

APA of Missouri
1705 South Hanley Road
St. Louis MO 63144

Ronald McDonald House

January 2015 - Alycia Lamartina chose the Ronald McDonald House for her Giving Back charity. Alycia said "I have chosen to support the Ronald McDonald House Charity. This charity provides comfortable living arrangements for families that are coping with the heartache of a seriously ill child. These homes help families find strength and allows them to share their stories with others that are experiencing similar situations. This program, also, eliminates the financial burden of housing accommodations while being close to their child. This becomes the family’s home away from home. Please collect your soda tabs it truly does make a difference."

Ronald McDonald House
300 Ronald McDonald House Lane
St. Louis MO 63141

American Cancer Society

December 2014 - John Morrow chose the American Cancer Society as his Giving Back charity. John said, "Cancer has taken many of my loved ones over the years, most recently my uncle Ronnie. I have faith that one day we will find a cure. "

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

American Cancer Society
PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718

BackStoppers, Inc

November 2014 - Jeremy Cope choose BackStoppers as his Giving Back Charity. Jeremy told us "I have a brother who is an officer, as well as many friends who serve as officers or firemen. It's important to me to support the families of those who have given so much in the service of our community."

Within hours of the death of a police officer, firefighter, publicly-funded paramedic or EMT his or her family receives a check for $5,000 from The BackStoppers, with assurance of further help. The Backstoppers organization pays the family's mortgage, taxes and insurance, provides the family's health and dental coverage, supports education assistance and helps young people attend college.

BackStoppers, Inc
10411 Clayton Road
Ste A5
St. Louis MO 63131

Special Operations Warrior

October 2014 - Chad Range chose the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Chad told us "I read the book 'No easy day' about the take down of Osama Bin Laden, and the book got me thinking about all the people in the Military that give so much. I also have been playing softball with a Special Forces member from the Army and he is leaving in 3 weeks for deployment, so I felt like this is a good fit."

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; as well as educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely-wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel and their families.

Special Operations Warrior
P.O. Box 89367
Tampa, FL 33689
(813) 805-9400

Children's Hospital NICU/CICU

September 2014 - Julia Engert chose Children's Hospital NICU/CICU as her giving back charity for September. Julia told us, "As everyone already knows, my nephew Jack was there quite a bit. I can't thank them enough for all that they have done for him and the family."

Whether your child is born prematurely, suffers from a medical condition, or has a birth defect, the experts at St. Louis Children's Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are ready to provide the very best possible care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a NICU with a Level IV designation from the American Academy of Pediatrics, we offer the highest level of care available for critically-ill newborns.

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Once Children's Place
St. Louis MO 63110
(314) 454-6000

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

August 2014 - Craig Clayton choose the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Craig told us "In March of this year, my family was rocked when our youngest son, Camden, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. There is no prevention or cure for Type 1 diabetes. It is an autoimmune disorder that causes his pancreas to no longer function correctly - no diet plan, exercise program, or lifestyle change will make it start working again. We plan each day and activity around trying to keep his blood sugar balanced, as it is affected by insulin, food, physical activity, his sleep schedule, illness, and growth spurts.

JDRF has been a very supportive organization. From the minute my son left the hospital, they have had representatives reaching out to help us. We have learned about some of the new and promising research to help him with his condition. We have found support groups and individuals in our community that are dealing with the same struggles. I am hopeful for a cure in the near future and I believe that JDRF will be leading the way."

-Craig Clayton

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
50 Crestwood Executive Center
St Louis, MO 63126
(314) 729-1846

Camp Casey

July 2014 - Elliot Myers chose Camp Casey as his Giving Back charity. Elliot told us "I chose Camp Casey because I have known the founder for years and she is very dedicated to making kids happy even though they are going through difficult times. Some of my best friends have volunteered with some of the events and they tell me how awesome it is to see the look on a kids face when they jump up on that horse. Just read some of the testimonials on their website and you will understand what they do for kids. Here are a few of my favorites.

"You can tell that the day at Camp Casey really takes the minds of the campers and their families off the hardships they go through in their everyday lives. I know it is that way for Caleb and me. When he is at Camp Casey, he is just so happy and excited to spend time with you guys. He just loves all of you so much."

-Jodie - Mother of five-year-old Cowboy Caleb

"I must write to say thank you for the wonderful Horsey House Call. Our children and family were overjoyed to be a part of something that made Jacob and Kaitlyn smile so much! Your program is wonderful as are you and your team. God bless you, your team and Moe for bringing happiness to our family! It's all they've been talking about."

-Shelly, mother to Jacob

Camp Casey
333 West Seventh Street Suite 230
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(877) 388-8315

St. Clare of Assisi / St. Vincent de Paul

June 2014 - Jesse Chilton chose St. Clare of Assisi/ St. Vincent de Paul.
Jesse told us " SVDP helps families pay their rent, utilities, car payments, medical bills, etc. This parish ,with the help of SVDP volunteers, also runs a food pantry for any and all in need. Those in need are also given vouchers to SVDP thrift stores. Where they can buy furniture, clothing, shoes, linens, and all types of housewares. Things they would never be able to afford on their own. There is no end to the charity these people provide. They help those in need regardless of their religion, sex, or ethnic origin. This is truly an amazing group of selfless volunteers."

Please find information on this deserving organization by following the link:

St. Clare of Assisi/ St. Vincent de Paul
15642 Clayton Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
(636) 394-7307

Miss Amazing

May 2014 - Bobby Johnson chose Miss Amazing to honor his sister, who recently won a senior Miss Amazing pageant. Bobby told us, " I chose this organization for my sister, Katie Johnson, who is one of the sweetest and most loving individuals on the planet. I can only hope that this donation helps Miss Amazing touch the lives of more women with cerebral palsy like my sister, because every woman deserves to feel beautiful."

Miss Amazing mission statement: We believe that all people should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through the structure of the Miss Amazing pageant and other Miss Amazing programs, we hope to give girls and women with disabilities that opportunity. In an atmosphere built around encouragement and support, we believe the Miss Amazing pageant can bring the community together and encourage further inclusion for individuals with special needs.

Miss Amazing Inc.
1109 Parc Dr.
Papillion, NE 68046

Give Kids a Smile

April 2014 - Michelle Burton chose Give Kids a Smile. She told us, "I chose Give Kids a Smile because it is a national program endorsed by the American Dental Association that started right here in St. Louis. I have volunteered with the bi-annual clinic and other events put on by this organization. They do a wonderful job of making dental care accessible to all children."

Give Kids a Smile
340-A Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Peters, MO 63376

Grace Hill Settlement House

March 2014 - Mike Dzurian chose the Grace Hill Settlement House, Patch Neighborhood Center Food Pantry. Mike chose this organization because of their continuing mission to help low income and underserved families by offering year-round assistance with basic household needs, and providing education and development opportunities to create stronger, more self-reliant communities. He said "I would like to pick the Patch as they are a good neighborhood charity and can use all the help they can get. They are the only relief for people in their area."

Grace Hill Settlement House works in partnership with neighbors and stakeholders to identify the social and economic challenges in North and South St. Louis, and establish families and communities that are strong and self-sustaining.

Grace Hill Settlement House
Patch Neighborhood Center Food Pantry
7925 Minnesota
St. Louis, Missouri 63111

Respondre Rescue

February 2014 - Brittany Twist chose Responder Rescue as her charity of choice. Brittany told us, "Responder Rescue is a local charity out of Saint Charles, Missouri that helps police officers, firefighters, and EMT's in need. As we all know, these men and women are always at our beck and call. Responder Rescue compensates for funds that the departments and insurance companies do not pay out when these individuals are injured and/or unable to work."

Responder Rescue's mission is to provide assistance; emotional, tangible or monetary, to any area first responders, who have been injured, become ill or suffered a traumatic situation after all other resources have been exhausted.

Responder Rescue
3711 Mexico Road
St. Charles, MO 63303

West County YMCA

January 2014 - Dustin Ruch chose the YMCA Strong Community Fundraising. Dustin chose this organization because the YMCA programs build self-confidence, teach leadership skills and reinforce positive values. The YMCA Strong Community Program helps children who could otherwise not afford to play team sports. Participating in team sports builds a sense of community and promotes a healthy lifestyle that will hopefully follow them throughout their lives.

The YMCA commits to the spiritual, mental and physical growth of all children and teens in the Greater St. Louis area. Since 1853, the YMCA of Greater St. Louis has helped people grow in spirit, mind and body. The Y has committed to ensure every young person in the Greater St. Louis area from 5 to 15 years of age has the opportunity to become a healthy, productive member of society.

West County YMCA
16464 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017

First Tee of Greater St. Louis

Craig Clayton, Director of Information Technology, chose the First Tee of St. Louis. Craig selected this organization because the game of golf promotes honesty, integrity, and perseverance - all key attributes he believes can help shape the lives of young people. Craig said, "There are many youth that are not fortunate enough to be exposed to golf and programs like the First Tee provides an opportunity for them to enjoy a game they can play the rest of their lives."

The mission of the First Tee of St. Louis is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

For more information, please contact: The First Tee of Greater St. Louis, PO Box 15175, St. Louis, MO 63110, 314-533-6400,

Step up for Down Syndrome Association

Martha Garcia-Perry, Director, Account Management, and her family walked on TEAM XAVI in the Step up for Down Syndrome Walk, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association in Denver, CO on Saturday, September 22. It was the third year that Martha and her family attended the walk and their team of 26 people was one of 157 Teams totaling 3,330 walkers. Martha wrote, “I chose the Step up for Down Syndrome Walk because the Mission of Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association is to “assure inclusion and enhance independence of people with Down syndrome. We will achieve this by providing education, resources and support in partnership with individuals, families, professionals, and the community.” From the day my son Xavier was born, RMDSA has provided our family with support, resources, encouragement and hope; like it has, and continues to do, for so many families. With the support from MetroGistics the RMDSA was able to raise $262,552.

For more information, please contact: Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association, 3515 South Tamarac Drive, Suite 320, Denver CO 80237, 303-797-1699(p), 303-756-6144 (f),

MetroGistics Helps Grant Wishes to Children

MetroGistics made a $2500 donation to the St Louis Rams and Emerson Electric hosted Make-A-Wish fundraiser Monday, September 9th. Scott Naz, Managing Partner said, "It was a great event where my girlfriend Amber and I got to meet several Make-A-Wish kids along with many of the St Louis Rams players. Little Anthony is a 3 yr old little boy, currently battling cancer, who sat next to me at dinner. He was in great spirits getting a chance to meet many of the Rams football players and having been granted his wish of going to Disney World."

MetroGistics is proud to support the important work of organizations like Make-A-Wish. To learn more about them and to find out how you can help, please visit their website at:

Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation, Footprints

September 2013 - Kelly Brda chose the Footprints program at Cardinal Glennon. Kelly wrote "Footprints is a program at SSM Cardinal Glennon Medical Center I became familiar with through a friend of mine, Heather Krieg. They were there to support Heather’s family when her sister, Holly was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. They can provide access to costly equipment and nursing services not covered by insurance and help the family to live well along their journey. They continue to support the families even through the bereavement process.

Once again, the program is helping another family friend whose grandson is missing an enzyme needed to survive. He must receive a six hour procedure every week for the rest of his life. These kinds of programs help the families deal with all the day to day things that come up with dealing with a sick child.

Heather and her parents try to pay it forward every year by sponsoring a memorial golf tournament at Acorns Golf Course in September and I feel privileged to work for a company like MetroGistics who give their employees an opportunity to donate to a special cause of their choice."

Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation, Footprints
3800 Park Ave
St. Louis MO 63110

The Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Ronald McDonald House
300 Ronald McDonald House Lane
St. Louis MO 63141

August 2013 - Alycia Lamartina chose The Ronald McDonald House Charities. Alycia wrote, "I picked the Ronald McDonald House Charities because they provide comfortable living arrangements for families that are coping with the heartache of a seriously ill child. These homes allow families to support each other that are experiencing similar situations. As a family they are able to focus on quality time with their loved one. This program also eliminates the financial burden of housing accommodations while being close to their child. This becomes the family’s home away from home. Please collect your soda tabs it truly does make a difference."

Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics Missouri
2945 S Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, MO 63144

July 2013 - Bryan Dierkes chose the Special Olympics. Bryan wrote, "My mom has been a special education for 30+ years and we have members of our family who have special needs who participate in events they hold. I also have participated in charity events they hold such as the polar bear plunge and bowling tournaments. Once a year my mom and I organize a bowling tournament for students in the St Louis Public School system with special needs to bowl at the bowling alley I work at. I have seen how Special Olympics has made it so people with special needs can do the same sports as people without."

Helping Strays

The Humane Society of Monroe County recently put out a request asking for some supplies for their shelter located just outside of Red Bud, IL. Within just a few days, the staff of MetroGistics answered the call. A few lucky employees got to go meet some of the adoptable dogs and cats and deliver approximately $850 worth of supplies and funds!

The Humane Society of St. Clair County/SNAP

The Humane Society of St. Clair County/SNAP
6177 Fred Moore Hwy
St. Clair, MI 48079

June 2013 - Jeff Naz chose the Humane Society of St. Clair County/SNAP. Jeff wrote "The reason I chose them is because animals have been a big part of my family growing up and still are a big part of them today. Being able to rescue pets that have been abused has been something my family has done in the past as they have 2 rescue dogs at home now. Even though this donation might not help all the animals, it would be great to help out at least one."

Humane Society of St.Clair County/ S.N.A.P (*Spay/Neuter/* *Adopt/**Protect*) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending unwanted litters of dogs and cats thereby eliminating the need for euthanasia of homeless animals. SNAP is dedicated to furthering the cause of humane animal care, education and responsible animal ownership.

St Louis Rams and Metrogistics Hit the Links to Help the March of Dimes

Metrogistics teamed up with the St Louis Rams and companies throughout St Louis to help raise money for the March of Dimes. Metrogistics had the opportunity to golf with Coach Fisher and even though they didn't win the tournament they had a great time with coach, all in the spirit of raising money for a great cause. "What an honor it was to have the opportunity to golf with Coach Fisher, talk football and enjoy a great day for a great cause" said Scott Naz, Managing Partner Metrogistics.

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