Episcopal City Mission provides chaplaincy to youth in the juvenile justice system. Our chaplains offer support, hope and healing at the St. Louis City and County Detention Centers, as well as Missouri Hills, a Division of Youth Services facility in North St. Louis County. Through the programs they offer and their caring, listening presence, ECM chaplains are in a very real sense the compassionate face of a loving God in the lives of the children.
It has been the tradition at St. Martin’s to support ECM with gifts during the Holiday Season.
There are several ways to help and all items should be at church by Sunday, December 10. Look for the collection box.
Provide gift cards from Target, Amazon, Old Navy, or Walmart for ECM to purchase clothing gifts needed for the children in the juvenile facilities:
Gift cards help us make sure each child receives exactly the same item and allows us to shop holiday sales.
Purchase age-appropriate items (ages 11-17 ):
Games: Playing Cards, Connect 4, Scrabble, Jenga, Sorry, UNO, SkipBo, Ping Pong Balls & Paddles (NO games with loose dice, please.)
Jigsaw Puzzles (50 - 200 pieces)
Coloring Books & Crayons (Super Hero & Teen/young adult -themed)
Composition Notebooks for Journaling: NO spiral/wire binding
Word Search Books: no wire/spiral binding (NO Sudoku or Crosswords)
Individually Wrapped Candy (NO gum or lollipops with sticks)
Children’s-version Bible Trivia
Leave the shopping to us and make a cash donation. No gift is too small, and there’s no deadline!
* Donate online at www.ecitymission.org/how-you-can-help/donate * Mail checks to: Episcopal City Mission, 1210 Locust St., Ste. 306, St. Louis, MO 63103. Please note “Holiday Gifts” for both methods!