The St. Louis Cardinals announced that their charitable foundation Cardinals Care is donating $200,000 to four charities to help the children of Joplin. The donations to Children’s Haven, Bright Futures, Ronald McDonald House of Joplin and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jasper & Newton Counties/Joplin were made possible by the generosity of fans who donated money to Cardinals Care’s Joplin Recovery fund as part of the Teams Unite for Joplin effort last summer.
“We are inspired by the commitment each of these organizations has made to help the children of Joplin in the wake of last year’s tragedy,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “We targeted our donations to help with the critical needs of each organization.”
Cardinals Care is providing a $70,000 donation to Children’s Haven to help close a funding gap the agency has in providing temporary housing to children of families experiencing a crisis. The funds will help with necessary medical, nutritional, educational, and social services for the next two years.
Cardinals Care is providing a $40,000 to Bright Futures, which provides support services to Joplin School District students in need. With more than sixty percent of the students in the district eligible for the free and reduced lunch program alone, the Cardinals Care funds will be used to underwrite two years cost of a part time coordinator position to help meet the variety of increased student needs created by the tornado. » Continue reading “Cardinals Care Donates $200,000 To Help Children In Joplin”