United Way of St. Francois County

The United Way of St. Francois County helps build a strong and healthy community.
Our all volunteer board works on a year-round basis to ascertain community needs and evaluates the programs and services offered by the thirteen agencies we fund. Only you, and thousands of good citizens like you, can help us to succeed. Think of all these human care services as insurance benefits – here when you need them.




GOAL FOR 2014: $200,000


Volume 5, Issue 8 August 2013


United Way of St. Francois County,


739 E. Karsch Blvd. . Farmington, MO 63640

573-760-8929 On the Web: www.unitedwayofsfc.org On Facebook: United Way of St. Francois County


Board selects agencies to receive 2014 grants

After months of careful consideration, applications and interviews, the board of directors of the United Way of St. Francois County has chosen the agencies to receive grants in 2014.

“We certainly wish we could fund every agency that applied, but in the end, we had to look at the availability of funds and how the agencies might meet the needs of the greatest number of people,” explained Kerry Glore, president of the United Way board.

Among the agencies to be funded are seven food pantries, including


the Bismarck Church of God Food Pantry; Bonne Terre Food Pantry; Desloge Food Pantry; Elvins Food Pantry; Farmington Ministe-rial Alliance; Farmington St. Vincent de Paul; and St. Vincent de Paul at Immaculate Conception Church.

In addition, grants will be awarded to

Upward Smiles Dental Clinic

SEMO Family Violence Council

Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County

L.I.F.E. Center for Independent Living

Bismarck, Bonne Terre, Farmington and Park Hills Senior Centers

Farmington Meals on Wheels for Special Diets

Parkland Foster Adopt Families

Bonne Terre Ministerial Alliance

YFC Back to School Fair

West County Caring Communities

Central R-3 Caring Communities

Children’s Advocacy Center

SFCCP Season of Hope

Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center

Shared Blessings Homeless Shelter

Mineral Area Ministerial Association

Helping Hands of Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center

Salvation Army

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Water Park Splash for United Way of St. Francois County

B104FM/KFMO General Manager and MKS Broadcasting VP Larry Joseph presents a check to Donna Hickman, United Way Executive Director after the radio station sponsored a Night at the Farmington Water Park for United Way. KFMO/B104 Program Director and United Way Board Member Jason Loughary, right, served as emcee for the evening. It was an unseasonably cool night for swimming on July 28, but about 200 people came out to enjoy the park and support United Way. They gave a donation for admission and then participated in raffles to raise more money for United Way. The event raised $625 to add to the total as the United Way works to award $200,000 to agencies in St. Francois County next year. Those agencies meet basic human needs.

Prospective Donors want to know:



Where does the money go? Every penny an individual gives to United Way of St. Francois County goes into our general revenue fund, from which we pay all the grants we award at the first of each year. We hope to award $200,000 in grants in 2014 to agencies right here in St. Francois County. Every dollar stays here, helping our neighbors in need.


Why should I give to United Way rather than to the specific agency I want to help? When you give to United Way, you know you are giving to agencies that have been screened by our board of directors to ensure the agency is meeting local needs. Instead of your donation just going to one place helping one group of people, your United Way gift is spread throughout the county helping a great many folks. But, you can also designate your United Way gift to one specific agency funded by United Way.


I live in St. Francois County, but I don’t work here. Can I still give to United Way through payroll deduction? Probably. When you decide to designate a portion of your paycheck to go to United Way, tell your employer you want to designate your donation for the United Way of St. Francois County. We have many donors who work in St. Louis or even in other states who send their donations back home.


What’s the mission of the United Way of St. Francois County? The mission of the United Way of St. Francois County as stated in our by-laws is to provide funding to help meet the most basic needs of our community: food, utility assistance, housing assistance, social welfare issues (especially, but not limited to the welfare of children), health and educational services that benefit the poor or disadvantaged or the community at large.

Find out more on our web site: www.unitedwayofsfc.org or by calling 760-8929 or write to donna@unitedwayofsfc.org.

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Girls’ Night Out

Thursday, Oct. 17

5—7 p.m.

Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery

(Mark your calendars now!)

Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County seeks homeowners

To date, Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County, Inc. has con-structed 19 new homes for income qualified families of St. Francois County. Now, the agency is seeking applicants for its 20th home.

For a complete application packet and more information, please call Linda Dickerson or Julie Summers at 573-760-1702 or send an email to habitatofsfc@live.com

Masters of the Barbecue

11 a.m.—2 p.m. THURSDAY, Sept. 5

New Location: Memorial United Methodist Church, Farmington

New menu: Blake’s BBQ Pulled Pork and Baked Beans; Matt Greif’s Barbecue Chicken Drum; Mary Moore’s Fabulous Pasta Salad; Cookie and a Roll.

$8 a plate

ORDER BY August 29 using the form on page 5

OR, DINE IN on September 5.

Print out this newsletter and leave it in your break room, church, office or wherever others might see it. AND, forward it via email! Let others see why YOU support the United Way of St. Francois County. LIKE us on FACEBOOK!


FREE MEALS are served weekly at the Cornerstone Café, a ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Bonne Terre, from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and in Farmington, from 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays at MUMS Café, inside Memorial United Methodist Church across from Burger King. St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington hosts “Our Father’s Table,” from 4-6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month. EVERYONE is invited.

The 2013 Back to School Fair will be held on August 10 at Central’s White Gym (same location as last year). Organized by YFC, supporters are encouraged to begin collecting supplies and/or making donations. Volunteers or those who would like to offer a service or supplies may contact YFC at 747-1705 or email katie@yfcparkland.org.

?SEMO Family Violence Council will host its annual golf tournament at Crown Pointe, Eagle Lake Country Club on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Tee off time is 1 p.m. For more information, call 573-358-3913 or write to ccrocker@wildblue.net. Sponsorships $500. Teams $300. Hole Sponsors $100. Pre-registration requested by Aug. 16.

Shared Blessings Homeless Shelter will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Leadbelt Golf Course, Berry Road in Bonne Terre. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. for the 4-person scramble; $300 per team. To enter or find out more, contact Shelly at 573-631-5435 or write to her at sharedblessingsshelter@gmail.com. Ask her about t-shirts on sale to benefit the shelter, too!

Tickets are on sale now through Habitat for Humanity for the annual Wine Tasting fundraiser to be held Friday, Nov. 1. , 6-9 p.m. Call 573-760-1702.

Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center welcomes staff members: Mindi Cole, Director of Development, Jake Martin, CARE Coordinator and Kelly Coleman, Client Services Coordinator.

Volunteers are needed at all senior centers for the purpose of delivering meals. Please contact a senior center to sign up.

Donate to United Way every time you pay your utility bill in Farmington, Park Hills, Desloge or Bonne Terre!

Just add what you can to your bill. Every penny you give stays right here in St. Francois County helping our neighbors in need. It all adds up. So far, hundreds of dollars have been donated to the United Way through the donations of people who add a little — or a lot — to their utility bills. You choose the amount to add every month. Thank you!


Featuring $8 a Plate

Blake’s BBQ Pulled Pork and Baked Beans

Matt Greif’s Barbecue Chicken (Drum)

Mary Moore’s Fabulous Pasta Salad Cookie and a Roll

Masters of the BBQ

Date and time order was placed: _______________________________________ Order taken by: ___________________________________

Company/Individual Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of person placing order: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact phone number: _________________________________________


Cash or checks accepted, payable to UNITED WAY OF ST. FRANCOIS OUNTY

Circle One:

PICK-UP or DELIVERY Pick-up orders may be paid by credit card

Number of plates:


_______________ REQUESTED DELIVERY TIME: _______________________________

Delivery Address & City



Please Have Payment Ready at Time of Delivery


11 a.m.—2 p.m.

Dine Out


PRE-ORDER 6 plates or more

for delivery to businesses in St. Francois County!

Order Now!

Call 573-358-2895. Fax to 573-358-0004; E-mail donna@unitedwayofsfc.org


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Amount due ____________________________

DINE IN or PICK UP at Memorial United Methodist Church on Karsch Blvd in Farmington


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  1. Sasha McClain, 1 year ago

    I am in desperate need in help paying my electric bill. I do live in low income housing. I only receive $200 a month and I am in total distress because my electric bill is over 300 and if my electric gets turned off I will lose my apartment and I have a 2 yr old son . I have plans on going to college in January to better myself for myself and my son. Please help

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    • jpratte, 1 year ago

      If you live in St. Francois County, I would encourage you to contact The Ministerial Alliance at the Bonne Terre Helping Hands store. They may be able to assist you or point you in the direction of who you need to speak with.

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