Thursday, April 11, 2013
The resale shop benefits the local non-profit Youth in Need.
If you’re looking for some new gently-used furniture, jewelry, clothes or home décor, you need look no further than South Fifth Street in St. Charles. Potentials Resale opened its doors at 325 S. Fifth St. early last week. The shop first opened in April 2011 in Creve Coeur before it moved to St. Charles this month for less expensive rent and to be closer to its headquarters. When you shop at Potentials, you’re not just supporting a local business—you’re helping out local families. The revenue from the resale boutique benefits Youth in Need, a St. Charles-based non-profit that provides crisis prevention and intervention programs for local children and families. Youth in Need Director of Social Enterprise Lisa Maurer said the organization…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Youth In Need's President and CEO tells Patch that the St. Charles agency expects the cuts to continue into the next fiscal year.
Just over a month after indicating that the agency was likely to feel a $500,000 hit due to the fallout over federal funding cuts, Youth In Need confirmed Tuesday that it would close a St. Charles Head Start Center as part of reductions taking effect Friday. The move is the result of the so-called "sequester" process, which kicked in mandatory 5 percent cuts in federal funding earlier this year after congressional leaders and the Obama administration failed to reach a long-term budget agreement. In addition to the facility on Campus Drive in St. Charles, Youth In Need will lose 65 placements for kids in Head Start, a program that provides education and health services for low-income families. About half the placements lost will come out of…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Nonprofit organization plans to move Potential's resale from Creve Coeur to St. Charles.
Youth in Need plans to move its resale shop from Creve Coeur to St. Charles on April 2. The nonprofit organization opened Potentials Resale in April 2011 at 12392 Olive Blvd. Potentials will move the consignment shop to 325 South Fifth Street in St. Charles. The store will remain open in Creve Coeur through March. Youth In Need Marketing Director April Klutenkamper said the store has been very successful in Creve Coeur, but the board opted to relocate to St. Charles because rent is less expensive. Youth in Need Director of Social Enterprise Lisa Maurer said the new location will allow youth who are served by the transitional living program or independent living program to more easily get to the store. "It's a little bit bigger and it'…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Local nonprofit may have to close a head start center as a result of the federal spending cuts.
Between 50 and 75 infants, toddlers and young children from low-income households will lose access to free childcare and Head Start services from Youth in Need in the next few months as a result of the federal budget sequester. On Friday, $85.4 billion in federal spending cuts took effect as lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert these automatic cuts. The sequester included $406 million in cuts to the Head Start program, which is expected to impact 70,000 children across the country. According to the White House, roughly 1,200 Missouri children would lose access to Head Start and Early Head Start programs. "I think it's disappointing," said Pat Holterman-Hommes, Director of Youth in Need. "I think there's a different way to go about …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Help out with COY on March 2.
Youth in Need is looking for volunteers to help with the Celebration of Youth event which will be held March 2 at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Volunteers are needed in a variety of time slots and for a variety of tasks including, security, greeters, manning the one-stop shop table, manning the wine pull, photography assistant, silent auction volunteer, help desk, and live auction spotters. For more information contact Beth Butcher at 636-757-9334 or at email@example.com. Bingo with Seniors Help Lutheran Senior Services in St. Charles put on bingo for residents on Tuesday mornings and Saturday afternoons. Sign up to help on an upcoming from 1-3 p.m. by contacting Pam Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mardi Gras Party Help Lutheran …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Youth In Need will honor Bruce and Cecily Affleck at its 26th annual Celebration of Youth dinner and auction on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Patch rounds up a list of ways to volunteer in your community this week and beyond.
Opportunities found via Volunteermatch.org and various organizational websites. To submit your volunteer need for inclusion, please email editor Kalen Ponche at email@example.com Help with a Teen Dance Join Youth In Need for their 25th Annual Celebration of Youth on Saturday, March 24th Help Plan United Way Tri-County Campaign Kickoff Volunteer with Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service Help Seniors Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Girls Go Tech Spring Break Camp Ongoing opportunities: First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site Reading Success Center Tutors Connections to Success
Friday, February 24, 2012
Pat Holterman-Hommes, who currently serves as Chief Program Officer, will take the post Jan. 1, 2013, after Jim Braun retires.
Pat Holterman-Hommes has been named the new CEO and President of Youth in Need, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Current CEO Jim Braun plans to retire at the end of the year. Holterman-Hommes has worked for Youth in Need for 23 years. She currently serves as Chief Program Officer. The Board of Directors approved her selection on Feb. 15. “Pat has a deep understanding of the mission and strategic vision of Youth In Need as well as exceptional proficiency in serving at-risk kids and families and communicating our values to staff, board members and our many stakeholders in the community,” Braun said in a press release. “Pat’s leadership will be tremendous for Youth In Need. I’m very happy for her and comforted in knowing the board has selected the …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Volunteers in Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation among groups to receive a grant.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Several nonprofit groups were awarded grant funding from the city of St. Charles on Tuesday. Members of the Grant Review Committee included council members Laurie Feldman, Ward 3, Dave Beckering, Ward 7, Mary Ann Ohms, Ward 1 and Tom Besselman, Ward 2. Volunteers in Medicine received $4,780, which will go toward helping to provide people with medication. St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation received $4,000. Jeanne Gibbons, officer of Corporate and Foundation Relations at St. Louis Children's Hospital accepted the grant. She said the Foundation is bringing two 40-foot mobile health vans into the St. Charles area to help about 350 children through restorative dentistry, health screenings and follow up with social workers for hearing …
Friday, January 21, 2011
An upscale resale shop will open this spring.
The opening of Youth in Need’s Creve Coeur retail outlet has seen some delays, but shoppers in St. Charles won’t have to wait, or even travel south, to snag bargains. Local residents can get a taste of the offerings to come during the final weekend of January with a special “progressive” winter clothing event, which will be held at Youth in Need in St. Charles Jan. 29 and 30. “Saturday, when the sale opens, everything will be full price, but every two hours the discounts get bigger,” said April Klutenkamper, marketing director for the organization. “By the end of the sale on Sunday, prices will be down to 50 percent.” Lisa Maurer, director of social enterprise, said the sale had seen good buzz in the community. “We haven’t advertised it …