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Please meet Meredith. For the past 10 months, Meredith has volunteered her time every other Saturday morning leading a wellness group at Places at Page. In the group she discusses nutrition, exercise, healthy choices, and anything else that might come up. The experience has inspired her to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Washington University in St. Louis this fall.

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The Schnucks Supermarket located at 4171 Lindell Boulevard has chosen Places for People as the first beneficiary of the “Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause” program. For the month of May, every time a reusable Giving Bag with the message “Giving is in the Bag” is purchased at the Schnucks at 4171 Lindell Boulevard, Places for People will receive $1!

The Missouri State Senate is in recess until 4 p.m. Monday. This is the perfect time to make your voice heard about Senate Bill 28. SB 28 seeks to take federal funds for Medicaid services as a block grant. This proposed legislation would dramatically alter Missouri’s Medicaid program and would jeopardize health services for seniors, people with disabilities, including people living with serious mental illness, and children, and leave Missouri taxpayers responsible for extra costs.

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In 2016, volunteers provided 3,403 hours of service to Places for People!
Volunteering is a rewarding experience that can be even more fun when performed as a group activity. Places for People was proud to be one of the non-profit organizations included by Contegix in its 16 in ’16 service initiative. This program allowed Contegix employees paid time off to volunteer for 16 hours during 2016.