Despite the negative attention my city sometimes gets, I am proud to be from St. Louis. I am also proud to live here and call this city home. Not only is St. Louis a wonderfully diverse city, but it is also one that is rich in culture, history, and art. St. Louis is one of the few cities that has free admission to the Zoo, and there are so many things to do here that are free and open to the public. St. Louis also has a rich tradition of community leadership and giving back to many causes that help its residents. We often here the bad about what’s going on in the city, but there also is a lot of good being done as well.
Allstate’s Give It Up For Good campaign plans to change that.
There are so many non-profit organizations and neighborhood agencies that lend a hand. There are plenty of people who dig in and lend their services while giving back to the community. One example of that is Haven House. Haven House provides a place for patients and their families to stay while they are in the area for treatment and medical care. St. Louis is has a very huge medical community that remains on the cutting and advanced edge of medical care, so many people from all over the world come to our area to receive care.
Haven House not only gives a “haven” to those who need it, but they also offer a wide variety of services for their residents including transportation to and from medical visits, meals, and activities. They support individuals and families by giving them a a loving environment during a difficult and often stressful time.
I have come to know a lot about Haven House, as I have volunteered with them, and helped in fundraising efforts for much needed supplies. I’ve seen firsthand the good they’ve done in our community for hundreds of thousands of people. Haven House is definitely a crown jewel in the St. Louis County area.
Organizations like Haven House is what I want people to know about St. Louis. Not the crime rate and negativity, but about the good being done that is sometimes overlooked in lieu of the bad news.
Allstate’s Give It Up For Good campaign encourages us to find the good in all of our communities, and share it with the world.
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Allstate believes that there is Good happening all around us, every single day, right in our communities. We believe that this Good is more powerful than Bad – it has the power to change the conversation, change communities, and ultimately, change lives, and we want to give it the recognition it deserves. We are committed to unearthing the stories about Good – stories of hope, strength and perseverance, stories of positivity and optimism, stories of kindness and generosity – stories that will inspire even more good.
Check out stories, pics, tweets and videos of the good happening in our communities at http://giveitupforgood.
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