How did we help?
We provided a gift basket to assist in a fundraiser for Every Child’s Hope. This fundraising effort supports ECH’s mission to provide programs and services to the ever-changing needs of children and families throughout our community and the state.
What does Every Child’s Hope do?
In 1858 Every Child’s Hope (ECH) started an orphanage for immigrant children of parents lost in the cholera epidemic. No longer an orphanage, now ECH has expanded their mission to preventing child abuse, providing family support, treating emotional trauma, and assisting with foster care. Programs include family services, psychiatric counseling and outpatient services, and education.
The ECH mission is to provide hope for every child and healing for every family, every day. Their services range from educating pre-kindergarten children with the Head Start program to helping homeless youth through transitional to independent living. ECH’s over 200 dedicated staff members across Missouri provide aftercare and follow-up services for children and families surviving abuse, emotional trauma, and extreme difficulties.
Why did we choose to support Every Child’s Hope?
Ferguson Roofing connected with Every Child’s Hope through our president, Jason Shupp’s involvement with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Shupp works as a mentor in local schools for the NFTE program. By working with students, he realized that there was a gap in the financial literacy section of the NFTE program. As this is a major part of entrepreneurship, Shupp sought to beta test a financial literacy program and needed a classroom. Every Child’s Hope provided that classroom and through the power of connecting non-profit organizations, he found common ground with a large group of caring people.
Over the last 150 years, ECH has continued to develop new services and programs to meet the needs of the children and families in St. Louis. Today, ECH helps more than 1,400 youth and families with programs that administer healing and hope. Once we learned of the ECH mission and their positive impact on children and families, we knew they would be an excellent choice for an award from our 80 in 80 project.
For more information about Every Child’s Hope, click: https://everychildshope.org/