Dear Greater St. Louis,
During this season of Thanksgiving, I am deeply grateful for your shared interest in and support of our community.
ARCHS’ growing network of strategic activities that invested $19 million in serving our most vulnerable residents is reflected in our FY 2016 Report (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016).
As you read our report, I invite you to both celebrate ARCHS’ recent accomplishments and contemplate the ongoing challenges in our community.
You may not be aware of all the many education and social services that ARCHS’ unique partnership model implemented this past year in order to impact a total of 119,600 adults, children, and their immediate family members.
For example, we supported 47,000 children with these three services: 1) no-cost, school-based comprehensive vision care, 2) electronic benefits for summer meal purchases, and 3) free, high quality, five-days-per-week after school programming.
In order to better serve our community, ARCHS’ staff members travelled more than 26,000 miles across metro St. Louis to provide 16,000 hours of strategic technical assistance and professional development training to 29 organizations and programs at 380 locations.
I am humbled at the combined achievements – Board of Directors, staff, funders, and program partners – to impact our community’s needs. May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Wendell E. Kimbrough, Chief Executive Officer