Help VCR raise $25,000 by Dec. 31. All gifts matched 100%.

Help make a big difference for children in St. Louis this December. An anonymous donor is matching 100%, dollar-for-dollar, all gifts to Vision for Children at Risk by Dec. 31, up to $25,000. When you donate, you will create double the impact for kids. Here is the formula:     You + Match = 2x Benefit for Kids Please help us […]

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Support Vision for Children at Risk when you shop on AmazonSmile

When you’re doing your holiday shopping on Amazon.com, you can support Vision for Children at Risk with your purchases. Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase (0.5%) to Vision for Children at Risk. This doesn’t cost you a thing; the donation is from the AmazonSmile Foundation. To sign up, visit this AmazonSmile link directly to the Vision for Children […]

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Stepping Up for Kids Awards – October 10, 2014

Stepping Up for Kids Honoree 2014

More than 200 guests joined the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership in celebrating all who give of themselves to care for children in foster and adoptive care at the Stepping Up for Kids luncheon on Oct. 10 at the Forest Park Golf Course Clubhouse. From left, St. Louis Family & Community Partnership Co-Chair Mike Fitzgerald; honorees Bev Schaefer, Barb […]

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Can we create policies that help both children and their families?

Missouri lags behind other states in enacting policies that strengthen both children and their families according to a just-released report by the National Center for Children in Poverty.  In State Policies Through a Two-Generation Lens the Center identifies policies in the areas of health and nutrition, early care and education, and parenting and family economic support that have a positive impact on children and […]

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Reauthorize money for children’s health insurance

“Investing in the health of kids is critically important” Catherine Rampell’s commentary “America is defunding its children” (Sept. 24) should be a wake-up call for Missourians. In it, she cites the Urban Institute’s “Kids’ Share” report findings that federal expenditures on children increased a minuscule amount from 2012 to 2013. That’s the good news. The bad news is that 2013 […]

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