How Our Firm Adapted Community Outreach and Engagement Efforts During the Pandemic
Springtime is a busy season for community outreach activity. In years past, Team B&C would be active in attending walks, volunteering, marching in parades, and attending trivia nights. With in-person events still on hold or gradually resuming, we’ve continued our support in different ways.
Brown & Crouppen has provided sponsorships and sent auction baskets for virtual events and we’ve been active in virtual walks and 5ks, such as the Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Walk and Little Bit Foundation*. We’re working with the Urban League and Red Cross on spring initiatives, and together with our DE&I Steering Committee have been committed to supporting our local businesses and restaurants through gift cards and spotlight interviews during our firm wide weekly virtual meetings.
We’ve also looked into some new ways to help out.
did you know…
- That organizations such as the St. Louis Diaper Bank and St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies not only collect crucial supplies for women and children, but they also send Love Notes with each care package that leaves their warehouse. These Love Notes can make all the difference to someone who is struggling.
- Our local Card Care Connection makes handmade cards for cancer patients. They deliver beautiful smiles to so many people, a lot of whom are children.
- Gateway 180 is holding movie nights, DIY classes and monthly learning engagements for their clients and rely on donated supplies.
- The Urban League is providing no contact drive through food and PPE events the last Saturday of every month.
- The Little Bit Foundation has virtual story time. You can record readings of selected books, which their students can then view on their Facebook and YouTube pages.
- You can make Care Calls to local seniors to check on their well-being and provide relief from loneliness they might be feeling.
- All of our local food banks and pet food pantries need volunteers to pack, sort and help with no contact delivery. Volunteers also write Hope Notes to include with the boxes of food given to seniors.
- All of these organizations and more also have Amazon Wish Lists where you can order supplies to have them delivered directly.
So, while we’re not quite out there meeting new friends and having fun in crowds yet, we’re doing our best to support those who need us most and we invite you to do the same. Whether you can volunteer in person, donate money or much needed food or care items, read a book, or even just write a few notes to help cheer someone up, there so much that can still be done until events open back up.
We can’t wait to see you soon!