The St. Charles Convention Center and We Love St. Charles are partnering up to host the 12th annual Helping Hands for the Holidays charitable event on December 12, 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our community, local men, women and children in need have the opportunity to gather for an unforgettable holiday experience which includes:
- 1,600+ warm holiday meals
- Distribution of 2,400+ winter coats and accessories
- 500+ personal care bag giveaways
- Activities area for kids and families
- Photos with Santa
- Health services and screanings
- Vendors offering information and access to free community resources
How can you get involved?
Host a Donation Drive
There are two very important components of this event: the distribution of winter coats/accessories and the person care item giveaways. You can help by collecting items to ensure no person goes home empty handed.
Winter Clothing - gently used & new
winter coats | winter hats | scarves | gloves | socks | underwear-new
Personal Care Items - new
shampoo | conditioner | soap | body wash | tooth paste | tooth brushes | floss | deodorant | feminine hygiene products
Many of our attendees are in need of employment or help finding the right opportunity. Do you have a job that may be a good fit? Or a service that may assist them in finding the right position? Be a part of our Helping Hands job fair! To learn more, contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314)498-1108.
Offer your Services
We have many community partners who offer complimentary services to support those in need. If you have a service to benefit our cause, please consider getting involved. Services can consist of medical/health & wellness, flu shots, eye & hearing screenings, haircuts, education, childrens activites, etc.
This amazing event simply would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers who graciously donate their time and talents. There are many opportunites for both individuals and groups to get involved, from serving meals to assisting with Santa. Fill out our quick volunteer application form to get involved.