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Connect With A Purpose: Volunteer & BBQ
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Connect With A Purpose: Volunteer & BBQ

This is a morning of service for young professionals that culminates in a washers tournament and BBQ networking event.

When: 5/17/2014
9:00 AM
Where: Tower Grove Park, Old Playground Shelter
4256 Magnolia Ave
St. Louis 63110
United States
Contact: Beth Casagrand

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Connect With A Purpose
Service Project.  BBQ.  Washers Tournament.

Calling all young professionals!

Join us on Saturday, May 17, 2014


It’s not your ordinary service project!  Get hands-on and then get your barbeque on!  Join Connect With St. Louis and ten of the nonprofit organizations doing great work in the St. Louis community for a choose-your-own-adventure service project.  This event is aimed at young professionals ages 21-35.


PHASE 1: PICK YOUR PURPOSE (select a service project)

9 a.m.-noon



noon- 1:30 p.m.


Join us for at Tower Grove Park for Pappy’s BBQ, a washers tournament and a chance to make friends and network with your fellow volunteers immediately following your service project.  Meet us at the Old Playground Shelter starting at noon. (Map to the shelter can be found here)

Online registration is now closed--please contact Beth at if you are interested signing up.


 The line-up of service projects

Through a multitude of services, Kingdom House helps thousands yearly achieve self-sufficiency and gain economic independence.  Volunteer duties will include working in the community garden and participating in a park and playground clean-up.



Paraquad is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.  This service project will involve sorting and cleaning durable medical equipment like walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc.

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention.  Volunteer activities include assisting the staff in caring for the children- holding and feeding infants, reading to and playing games with the older children. 


St. Louis ArtWorks provides meaningful workplace training for youth through the arts. Volunteer activities will include a clean-up project.



Be a friend to animals looking for their Forever Home with Stray Rescue.  Volunteer activities include dog walking, cleaning, filling Kong toys, etc.  


The St. Patrick Center gives a hand up to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  Volunteer activities will include painting an outdoor fence. 



University City Children’s Center is committed to providing innovative, quality care and education to a racially, culturally, developmentally, and socio-economically diverse population of children between the ages of six weeks and six years in a nurturing environment that provides supportive services to families.  Volunteer activities including painting and gardening.

For questions or for more information, contact Beth Casagrand at

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