MBRC is so excited and grateful to announce that we received a grant from the Cardinals Care Foundation!
Cardinals Care is the team’s community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care gives fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since its’ inception, Cardinals Care has invested $23 million back into the St. Louis community through three key initiatives – the Redbird Rookies youth baseball/softball league; building and renovating ball fields in under-resourced areas; and distributing cash grants to local nonprofits who work with children.
This grant will be used for supporting the purchase of baby supplies for the Stork’s Nest! If you don’t know, the Stork’s Nest is our pantry of baby and family supplies that we are able to distribute for free to Healthy Start clients. This can include baby clothes, diapers, bathing supplies, and items for pregnant women, among other items. This funding will help us to ensure that we are able to provide more items that are needed by our clients!
Case Manager Marie Guillaume, Community Outreach Specialist Rhonda Diebold, and Community Health Workers Jessica Bolden and Carris Hunt had the opportunity to attend the Cardinals game on May 7th where St. Louis faced off against the Philadelphia Phillies. Not only were these staff members able to go but it was a family affair! Diebold brought her daughter Ryleigh and Hunt brought her son Maragus.
They also got to attend a ceremony with members of Cardinals Care staff and current players, including pitcher Michael Wacha, where they officially received the grant.
The experience was amazing and we are so excited to move forward with this partnership!
Let’s Go Cards!