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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VEILED PROPHET ORGANIZATION

The Veiled Prophet Organization’s philanthropic arm, the Veiled Prophet Foundation, helps 11 area nonprofits: American Red Cross, Beyond Housing, Brightside St. Louis, Food Outreach, Girls, Inc., Marian Middle School, North Side Community School, Rainbow Village, St. Patrick Center, U.S. Vets and the YWCA.

Here's what some of them had to say about the Foundation’s support:

“The VP Organization has volunteered at North Side Community School for several years. They have spent the day painting a mural on the gymnasium wall, cleaning up the grounds, organizing our library and helping create a new space for our science lab. North Side is grateful for their contributions to our school. Without their community service, we would not be able to focus on what we do best, which is educating the students.”

Muriel Smith, director of development, North Side Community School

“We are thrilled to partner with the Veiled Prophet. The group helps on Saturdays, which are the busiest days in the Grocery Center. We need many volunteers to keep up with the demand and pull the orders quickly. The program has introduced our critical mission to some families who may not have had Food Outreach on their radar. We hear that Food Outreach is the first organization to ‘sell out’ with volunteers. It is always heart-warming to see young girls want to make a difference.”

Greg Lukeman, executive director, Food Outreach

“For the last several years, the Veiled Prophet Community Services Initiative has joined our organization in our work in the 24:1 Initiative that encompasses the Normandy School District geography. The great support from the fathers and daughters included rehabbing single family homes, working on our Pagedale Family Support Center and assisting with our back-to-school event. We cannot say thank you enough for the hundreds of hours volunteered and the difference in our community because of the Veiled Prophet Community Service Initiative.”

Chris Krehmeyer, president/CEO, Beyond Housing

“Rainbow Village is honored to be one of the many beneficiaries of the Veiled Prophet Organization’s good works. We maintain more than 60 neighborhood homes for adults with developmental disabilities; and without fail, the Veiled Prophet Community Service Initiative volunteers roll up their sleeves and help us with everything from landscaping projects to painting. Many philanthropic organizations can write a check, but it’s truly special to see an organization engaged in the community in such a meaningful, hands-on way.”

Julie Watson, manager of community outreach and donor relations, Rainbow Village

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