Depaul USA’s annual 5K Run/Walk is a fundraising event that helps us provide homeless men, women and youth with permanent supportive housing and support services in St. Louis. Funds raised help with the various costs associated with the program throughout the year. Help us provide a place to call home to all in our community.
The 5K Run/Walk will take place at Tower Grove Park. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 8:00am at the Sons of Rest Shelter House near Grand and Arsenal. The Run will begin at 9:00am and the Walk will begin around 9:10am. Register before September 20th for a guaranteed participant shirt! We encourage all individuals to dress as their favorite Wizard of Oz character.
Monise became homeless at the age of 16 when she was kicked out of her mother’s home. She had never lived on her own, had no income and only had the clothes on her back. At the St. Lazare House, the team quickly helped Monise adjust to living in her own apartment. Depaul USA helped her apply for food stamps, health insurance and disability insurance.
Over time, with staff support and encouragement, she started to shop on her own, visit family members, and even develop some positive friendships. She even found an affordable apartment in the neighborhood that she likes. Monise recently shared that she successfully paid her rent on her own and that she had adopted a dog.
Double Your Donation!
Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? Some companies will even match to spouses and retirees!
By simply completing a matching gift form (online or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift to Depaul USA! Contributions of any amount help us support those affected by homelessness.
Use the search field below to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.