Help build a lighthouse of hope by becoming a Monthly Sustainer.
Did you know… You can support St. Louis Center with a Recurring Gift of any amount. Spread out your giving into monthly payments and ensure that the residents at the Center have the continued support and care they need each day. Learn more here!
Your monthly donation of any amount makes a tremendous impact all year long.
Become a Sustainer!
$5 per month
provides residents like Lisa fuel to get to work for a week.
You get a St. Louis Center logo magnet!
$10 per month
provides residents like Jerome one day of fun in the Day Program.
You get a St. Louis Center logo PopSocket!
$15 per month
provides residents like Stanley one day of quality nursing care.
You get a St. Louis Center logo pen and notepad!
$25 per month
provides residents like Jackie one month of internet access.
You get a St. Louis Center logo water bottle!
$50 per month
provides residents like Lee with grounds keeping for one month.
You get a St. Louis Center logo baseball cap!
$100 per month
provides residents like Ray natural gas to heat their homes.
You get a St. Louis Center logo LED lantern!
$250 per month
provides residents with facility maintenance each month.
You get a St. Louis Center logo t-shirt!
$500 per month
helps provide background checks on all new hires each month.
You get a St. Louis Center logo sweatshirt!
$1000 per month
provides residents like Mark with fun programs like Music Therapy.
You get a St. Louis Center logo jacket!
Become a Monthly Sustainer today!
To become a Monthly Sustainer, just fill out the donation form below selecting the amount you wish to donate each month. Be sure to select “SHOW MY SUPPORT BY MAKING THIS A RECURRING DONATION” to become a Monthly Sustainer!
Benevolent Care by the Numbers
77% of the donations received go to the care of the Center’s residents.
According to the 2022 audit, St. Louis Center administrative and overhead expenses were only 23%, in line with well-managed nonprofit best practices. You can be confident that your donation to the Center is going to good use.
$3,300,000 – The total cost of Benevolent Care that St. Louis Center must fund raise each year, ie, the amount above earned revenue such as SSI or other individual support.
$9,041 – The approximate cost of Benevolent Care to St. Louis Center each day.
St. Louis Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID: 38-6038121
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For over 60 years, St. Louis Center has remained focused on St. Louis Guanella’s vision to provide loving service to the most vulnerable people in our community, without regard to their economic status. With this as our mission, St. Louis Center always focuses first on resident care.
What is Benevolent Care?
Benevolent Care is financial support from charitable contributions necessary to cover the services that are not met by earned revenue. Given the limits of earned income, and the reality that very few families can afford the total cost of care, St. Louis Center strives to offer Benevolent Care to cover the difference.
More than half of the total costs must be fund raised to provide a level of care, which includes 24/7 supervision, protection, transportation, meal preparation, medication administration, community involvement, and assistance with other activities of daily life. The difficulties the pandemic caused over the last few years have made the need to provide Benevolent Care even more poignant.
Depending on the level of care, the cost of services to a person living at the Center may be as much as $8,000. A social security supplement (SSI/A) covers only room and board, which is about 20% of the total. Some residents do have support from their local Community Mental Health organization and a Medicaid waiver program. Many residents do not qualify for this governmental benefit, and apply instead for a small Personal Care Supplement (less than $10 per day).