Issue 10, January 2021
The Epworth Perspective
Happy New Year from everyone at Epworth!
2020 was a year for the history books, but it’s a new year! What are your resolutions? How about donating to a local nonprofit? Check out Epworth’s Right Gift page by clicking below to stay up-to-date on donation needs. We are especially asking for undergarments this month for our youth. Thank you!
Let’s make this year great!
Congratulations to Melinda Lewis on 35 years of service!
Melinda has come a long way with Epworth, starting as a rec therapist and further advancing to many different roles. She has worked in direct care with the kids of Hudson and Shoemaker, Crisis Intervention, CIT Management, and now works as the Residential Campus Supervisor.
Melinda feels grateful to impact just one child’s life and feels most rewarded when she sees the children become productive citizens.
“I have only been with Melinda a year and a half of her 35 years, but she is one of the hardest-working, most committed, and caring people we have within the whole agency.”
Michael Panicola, Epworth President and CEO
Epworth supports the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank
The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank strives to streamline the collection and distribution of diapers to low-income families in the St. Louis region. To carry out their mission, they partner with nonprofits, like Epworth, to help families get the resources they need. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, an Epworth diaper drive was unrealistic this year, but you can still help!
Donations can be in the form of diapers or financial contributions. To donate diapers, email email@example.com to schedule a time to bring the donation to their warehouse (6141 Etzel Ave.) or an ambassador location. Financial contributions can be made by clicking below.
Epworth Holiday Wishes was a success!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Holiday Wishes! With your help, we were able to provide 369 people with a gift to look forward to this year. It feels good to spread holiday joy!
Visit our website to see all the upcoming events!
Join us every Tuesday for free boxes of non-perishables, fresh produce, lunches, and more!
Epworth Food Pantry
7500 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis | 10:30am to 12:00pm
Donate today to impact the lives of children, teen, and families.
Thank you for your continued support as we look forward to a new year. Remember to follow us on social media to see upcoming Epworth events and news!