The St. Louis Cardinals Front Office is once again teaming up with Cardinals Care, the American Red Cross, KMOV, and new this year—Fontbonne University and the St. Louis Blues—to provide holiday gifts to area youth in need and children of military families at Scott Air Force Base.
In the fifth year of the annual holiday event, the club is asking fans to support a gift drive for local children of all ages on Wednesday, November 30, by dropping off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards at the Gate 4 entrance to Busch Stadium along Clark Street. Fredbird and volunteers from each partnering organization will be outside Gate 4 to collect gifts from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. All fans who make a donation will receive a Cardinals stocking stuffer, a coupon for a free Papa John’s pizza, as well as complimentary hot chocolate from Delaware North Sportservice (while supplies last).
Last year alone, the organization collected, wrapped and distributed over 1,000 toys for kids in the St. Louis area. Additionally, fans have donated over 4,000 toys and gift cards since the event’s inception.
“The outpour of donations during our annual gift drive over the past few years has been tremendous,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “Not only do the gifts bring joy to a child’s holiday season, but it shows the children that the entire St. Louis community cares about them.”
A portion of the toys and gift cards will be given out by Fredbird during Breakfast with Santa at Scott Air Force Base, hosted by the American Red Cross, on December 3. The remaining gifts will be distributed to select Cardinals Care partner agencies throughout the holiday season. Fans can learn more about the gift drive atcardinals.com/community (#Gifts4Kids).
Source: St. Louis Cardinals
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