Thank you to all who attended this years successful Benefit Concert at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in support of FOCUS Gateway City.
The beautiful event showcased talented singers of all ages, whose voices helped raise nearly $4,000 for the local FOCUS center that serves neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty in the South Side of St. Louis.
Thanks to all who came, and all who shared their talents! If you would like to make a gift to support the ministry of FOCUS Gateway City in St. Louis, you can give online.
About FOCUS Gateway City:
FOCUS Gateway City is located in the South Side of Downtown St. Louis, and offers three basic needs programs for residents: Sunday Suppers, Food Pantry, and the Clothing Closet.
The Sunday supper program provides food and fellowship for residents in the South Side of Downtown St. Louis. Volunteers from Orthodox and other Christian congregations, youth clubs, local businesses, and corporate groups prepare healthy meals, and serve visitors with dignity and compassion.
The food pantry provides emergency food aid for individuals and families who are struggling to get by. Unemployment, homelessness, or mental illness can make it hard for household to afford food. Thankfully, FOCUS can combat hunger by distributing essential items including canned goods, fruits, and vegetables. The food pantry is open the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
Clothing is a basic need that provides people with dignity, confidence, and self expression. Through the clothing closet, FOCUS provides gently used clothing, sleeping bags, tents, towels, household and hygiene items to anyone in need.