Ride On St. Louis was pleased to accept a $1,000 grant award from the Old Newsboys at their "Meet Me At The Corner" benefit concert on February 13th at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The award will assist with upcoming summer program supplies for children with physical disabilities and adults with psychiatric and physical disabilities participating at Ride On St. Louis and our collaborative service programs.
(Photo credit @ Old Newsboys - St. Louis)
Entertainers performed the words and music of Al Hammerman with featured artists Alan Ox, Arvell Keithley, Brian Owens, and Feyza Eren to raise funding for the Old Newsboys Campaign for Kids.
Old Newsboys is a non-profit organization that has raised over $20 million for hundreds of area children's charities. Their Campaign for Kids is a volunteer-driven charitable project of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ensuring that children at risk receive equal opportunity for social development.
Fundraising events occur throughout the year, but perhaps their most notable event and tradition happens a week before Thanksgiving. Volunteers wake up very early in the morning and take to the streets to raise money for children's organizations funded by the Old Newsboys Fund for Children. Thousands of volunteers, no matter the weather, stand outside on hundreds of street corners selling a special-edition newspaper written by area high school students and highlighting regional charities that benefit from Old Newsboys funding.