Comptroller’s Office employees deliver for two St. Louis families in need

Employees adopted two St. Louis families for the holidays, delivering cheer, presents and needed essentials.

January 25, 2019 | 2 min reading time

This article is 4 years old. It was published on January 25, 2019.

Just in time for Christmas, employees in the Office of Comptroller Darlene Green collected donations for and delivered presents and much-needed essentials to two St. Louis Families.

In November, members of Comptroller Green’s staff began organizing to identify and adopt two families in need for the holidays.

Working with Community Women Against Hardship, the office adopted a multi-generational family of 12; a humble family that has worked hard to stay together during the most difficult of circumstances. They need a new home due to an absentee property owner and compromised living conditions; but until then, they hoped for personal care items, clothes, toys for the children and games that the family can play together.

In addition, one of the family members had been diagnosed with cancer and her 21-year-old son quit college to help take care of the large family. After learning this, Comptroller Green and the Adopt-A-Family Committee worked hard to find a laptop computer for the son. They were pleased to hear that his mother talked him in to returning to school and he was recently accepted by the University Missouri St. Louis.

Working with Gateway 180 Homeless Services, the office adopted a single mother of five children who had escaped an abusive situation had been homeless for more than a year. Gateway 180 recently helped the family find a new home, and they needed a few things to help them begin a new chapter, including furniture and household items, clothing, toys and games.

The team then rallied support among their colleagues for donations and reached out to other departments. In total, with help from employees of the Comptroller’s Office and city’s IT Department, Department of Public Safety, and Supply Division—the Comptroller’s Office raised more than $1,000 and received separate donations of beds and bedding, clothing and shoes, coats, household and personal care items, toys and games, electronics and musical instruments.

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