OnFridayMarch 10th,agroupof20APWAmembersvolunteered at the LittleBitFoundation. LittleBitserves5,000elementaryandmiddleschoolstudentsin17St.Louisareaschoolswiththevisiontobreakdownthe barriers ofpovertyona child’s abilityto enter theclassroom confident andreadyto learn.LittleBit’spresenceinschools, workingone-on-onewitheachchild,combined withprovidingnecessitiessuchasclothing,shoes, food, wellness checksandeye-glasses,ensures eachchild’s personal dignity,and hasthepower to change lives. Theydo sowith themission that everyperson canmakeanimpact in achild’s life– itjust takes a “little bit” to help.
APWA volunteersfirstwatched avideo onLittleBit’s mission and vision.We thenspentapproximately1hoursortingandcreatingdentalkits(toothbrushandtoothpaste), school supply kits (markers, crayons, notebook, pens, pencils, etc), and matching books with stuffed animalsforthestudentsthatthefoundationserves.
Thoseparticipatingwere: John Keeven (CMT), Ron Breville (CMT), Spencer Litteken (City of Clayton), Tim Barrett (SCI), Paolla Giacomo (M3), Scott Goforth (TWM), Chris Linneman (EFK-Moen), Jeff Carvel (City of Vinita Park), Tashea Foster (City of Vinita Park), Cody Craven (City of Vinita Park), Pam Hobbs (Geotechnology), Len Madalon (EDM), Alison Graves (Jacobs), Ben Ridling (O.R. Colan Associates), Bill Thorpe (CDI), Jim Eckrich (City of Chesterfield), Scot Bollinger (City of Ladue), Wendy Cromer (Security Title), Stan Fowler (Cole), & Mike McMillion (City of Chesterfield).