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Jayson Tatum Foundation Makes Dreams Come True at Annie Malone
The holidays were much brighter for the children in residential care thanks to the generosity of a St. Louis NBA phenom who understands better than most the responsibility that comes with success.
Jayson Tatum, a Chaminade graduate and formidable forward for the Boston Celtics, started the Jayson Tatum Foundation with the goal of helping others. The impact of his generosity was on full display recently as children in our residential facility beamed with joy upon seeing their newly refurbished multipurpose room for the first time. Dubbed "The Dream Team," a group of volunteers from the foundation led by Tatum's aunt Christan Shelton, spent countless hours painting, shopping, designing and pulling together a room suited just for the children who will use it. The brightly colored room now boasts comfortable flexible seating, a state-of-the-art gaming center, new flat screen televisions for movie night, an arts & crafts area and culturally-focused books for the library. We have to give a special shout out to Brandy Cole, Jayson Tatum, Kristie Jursch, Christan Shelton and the Shelton family (Reuben, D'Anne, and Heather), Kelly Smith, Joe Westbrook and everyone at the Jayson Tatum Foundation for making dreams come true for our children in residential care.
Annie Malone Partners with Department of Justice on Human Trafficking Program
Annie Malone Children & Family Services is pleased to partner with The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, The St. Louis City Family Courts, Washington University and The Daughters of Charity Foundation to open a new facility focused on girls at risk of human trafficking. The program provides an alternative to detention for juvenile girls who are being trafficked or who are at risk of trafficking.
September Newsletter Features Kids in the Spotlight
On June 29th and 30th, Purposed Productions brought Hollywood to our St. Louis youth at Annie Malone by hosting the Kids in the Spotlight Tour. This weekend of fun consisted of a 2-Day Filming Workshop to include filming a PSA for Annie Malone Children and Family Services. The PSA was named " How Dare You Not Know Annie Malone. Learn more in our September newsletter.
Annie Malone Hosts 1st 5k Run in Forest Park
Annie Malone Children & Family Services joined forces with Olympic Gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Big River Running to host our 1st 5K Run to prevent child abuse and neglect. Kids on the Run Against Abuse and Neglect offered a fantastic, healthy family event and raised funds to support programs at Annie Malone Children & Family Services.
Sara Lahman Welcomed as New CEO at Reception
The Board of Directors and Staff at Annie Malone Children & Family Services welcome new CEO Sara Lahman. Sara took a few moments to share her goals and vision for the agency while networking with former colleagues, elected officials, and community members.
Sara Lahman is New Annie Malone CEO
The St. Louis American Newspaper covers our new CEO, Sara Lahman. Click here to read article.
Girls At Risk Press Conference
The announcement of our new program for females who are impacted by human trafficking received great news coverage. Click on the links below to review:
St. Louis American coverage. Click here.
KMOV coverage click here.
Extended: other news outlets outside of St. Louis
5k Run Featured on KTVI Fox 2
KTVI coverage of the 1st Annual 5K Run to end child abuse can be found here.
Annie Malone 130th Anniversary Events
The St. Louis American Newspaper highlights our 130th Anniversary kickoff. Click here.
Annie Malone Featured on Fox 2 News
Bonita Cornute provides this excellent profile highlighting programs and services at Annie Malone Children & Family Services. Click here.
Black History Feature on Annie Malone
The Southern Illinoisan prepared a thorough feature on Annie Malone for Black History Month. Click here.