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Arch Gives Back
 

In 2017, Arch Engraving launched our new community service program. Each quarter, our team picks a worthy cause for us to help in some way. Below is information on the work we've done so far. Our current recipient organization is at the top of the page below.

 


 


For more than 90 years Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis has been bringing love to the rescue of more than 110,000 children with orthopaedic conditions and bone diseases. Our world-renown pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals results in our co-listing by US News and World Report as one of America’s top pediatric orthopaedic hospitals, with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis relies on the generosity of donors to continue improving the lives of children.
 

In 2018, we collected & delivered 240 toys to St. Louis Children's Hospital!
With your help, our Toy Drive grows every year, and this year our target is 275 toys!


Shriners WISH LIST - Please drop off at either of our 2 locations: 
Click here to download a PDF copy

• Board games such as Rummikub, UNO Attack, Sequence, Monopoly Empire
• Playing cards such as UNO, Skip-Bo, Phase 10
• Hair and nail care sets, nail polish
• Makeup sets, makeup bags
• Bath and body sets, lotions
• Professional sports apparel with team logos – caps, 
  t-shirts (adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL)
• Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Google Play, 
  Microsoft, or popular fast food restaurants
• 9 volt, AA, AAA, C and D batteries
• Earbuds and headsets
• Infant and preschool toys
• Dolls and Barbies (all races)
• Popular character toys
• Matchbox car sets
• LEGOS kits and Bionicles

• Coloring and activity books, crayons
• Art/activity kits• Backpacks/sports bags
• Fleece tie blankets in small quantities of 4 bags or less. 
  (Patients LOVE fleece tie blankets – they are their #1 preference!)

              HELPFUL INFORMATION:

♥ Small toys and games that can be used in a wheelchair or bed 
are preferred for our patients who have limited physical mobility.  
♥ Games and books that depict violence, as well as toy weapons, projectile toys, or adult themes and languages are not accepted.  
♥ If toys require batteries, please include alkaline batteries.  
♥ Sharp, glass, or breakable items are not accepted.  
♥ Please DO NOT wrap gifts.
♥ Our hospital is latex free. Items such as rubber balloons, koosh balls, rubber stamps, rubber balls, and rubber erasers are not accepted.

 

Due to strict infection control precautions, 
we can only accept NEW gifts

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3rd Quarter 2019  Lydia's House

Lydia’s House is the only transitional housing program in Eastern Missouri that is specifically for battered and abused women and their children and that offers immediate community. They have 36 confidentially located, fully furnished apartments where their families can find refuge, safety and support. In addition to offering secure housing, Lydia’s House provides each family with their own advocate to help guide them through the recovering process. Each family member is connected to supportive services and both individual and group experiences that will help them regain control of their lives while building resources necessary for not only surviving, but thriving, in the wake of violence.

LDA's WISH LIST - Please drop off at either of our 2 locations: 

  • 13 gallon trash cans
  • CFL light bulbs (60 & 100 watt)
  • Kitchen towels & washcloths
  • Bath towel sets - new only, neutral colors
  • Irons, ironing boards & covers
  • Twin-sized sheet sets (new)
  • Pillows
  • Flashlights
  • Dish soap
  • Mops & buckets
  • Brooms & dust pans
  • Laundry detergent
  • Pine-Sol
  • Paper towels
  • Latex gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Kids' bedspreads & comforters
  • Baby sheets - new only, neutral colors
  • Diapers - size 4 & 5
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic forks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1st Quarter 2019  St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)

The St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) was born out of a grassroots community effort in 1967 to educate and support parents in advocating for the educational rights of their children. They have grown tremendously since then and now offer a wide range of services for children, parents and academic professionals.

LDA's WISH LIST - Please drop off at either of our 2 locations:

  • Wide Ruled and College Ruled Spiral Notebooks                 
  • Composition Notebooks

  • Loose-Leaf ~ Wide ruled and College Ruled

  • Pens/Pencils

  • Erasers

  • Dry Erasers

  • Germ X hand sanitizer

  • Tissues

  • Rulers

  • 4 pack of highlighters

  • Two pocket folders with and without prongs

  • Glue

  • Backpacks

  • Copy Paper

  • Crayons - 24 pack

  • Markers

  • Colored Pencils

  • Scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

4th Quarter 2018  St. Louis Children's Hospital TOY DRIVE

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states. 

What to Donate

Toys, teen gifts, art supplies, video games, stuffed animals, and crib mobiles are just a selection of items that we are in need of. Please note:

  • All items must be new with tags or in original packaging.
  • New or gently used books are accepted. 
  • Handmade blankets must be laundered prior to donating.

Wish List Top 10:

  1. Infant/toddler toys (i.e. music/light-up toys, teethers, rattles, crib mobiles)
  2. Arts and craft supplies (i.e. Play-Doh, markers, crayons, etc.)
  3. Uno & other card games
  4. Gifts for teens (refer to Lovelight list on Amazon)
  5. Lego Sets
  6. Small playsets (Little People, small figurines, plastic foods, etc.)
  7. Action Figures
  8. Barbie dolls
  9. Small bottles of acrylic paint
  10. Ear buds/Headphones

We'll collect these items at both our locations through December 13, and will deliver them to the hospital on Friday December 14.

OUR GOAL FOR 2018 IS TO DELIVER 240 TOYS!
Please help make the holidays a little brighter for the kids at St. Louis Childrens Hospital!

UPDATE! WE ACHIEVED OUR GOAL AND ON 12/20/18 WE DELIVERED 240 TOYS TO STL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL!

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU TO OUR CUSTOMERS, TEAM MEMBERS, SUPPLIERS AND FRIENDS FOR MAKING THE HOLIDAYS JUST A LITTLE BIT BRIGHTER FOR THESE KIDS!

Our success was partly due to extending the drop-off time period by a week, but mainly due to the awesome Arch Engraving community!

Special thanks to Fabick Cat and South County Toastmasters!

 

 


3rd Quarter 2018  Sunnyhill Inc.

Sunnyhill is a not-for-profit organization established in 1978 that provides residential support,
recreation & educational opportunities for children and adults with developmental and other 
disabilities throughout the Greater St. Louis Area and surrounding counties.  
Sunnyhill empowers people to become productive citizens and achieve their own dreams.

Residential services are community based and promote a persons dreams and independence. 
Accessible recreation opportunities are available at their 65 acre adventure camp in
Jefferson County or through their On the Road Adventures program.

ITEMS WE'RE COLLECTING

• Paper Towels
• Toilet paper
• Trash Bags
• Spray cleaners
• Clorox Bleach
• Bleach Wipes

• Light Bulbs
• Flashlights
• Pots & Pans
• Windex
• Pinesol
• Batteries (AA & AAA)

 
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2nd Quarter 2018  Stray Rescue of St. Louis
 
The mission of Stray Rescue of St. Louis is to lead the way toward making St. Louis a compassionate city where every companion animal knows health, comfort, and affection, and no stray is euthanized merely because he or she has been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Stray Rescue is out on the streets daily taking a progressive, proactive approach to establishing a permanent resolution to the stray companion animal problem through dedicated rescue efforts, sheltering, community outreach programs, education, collaborations and the encouragement of responsible pet guardianship. Stray Rescue of St. Louis is the largest no-kill organization in the city of St. Louis and surrounding area.
 
Virtually all of the pets we save have been abused and neglected. They've been dumped on highways or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. Rescued from the torment of being bait dogs or prize fighters in dog fighting rings.  We even save dogs left chained behind buildings and locked in houses after their owners had moved away. 
 
 
 
 
We delivered a TRUCK LOAD of donated items to Stray Rescue on July 5, 2018!
THANK YOU to everyone who participated!
 
 

 
1st Quarter 2018  Peace Pantry in Cedar Hill, MO
 
The Peace Pantry is a non-profit food pantry that helps people in need in the communities of Cedar Hill, Dittmer, Catawissa, Morse Mill, Grubville and those areas in Robertsville that are in Jefferson County, Missouri.
 
The Peace Pantry provides emergency and long term help to low-income families and individuals. Their services feed the hungry, provide school supplies and clothing and share the spirit of the holidays with those in need. 
 
Volunteers run the food pantry. Even full-time Director of Operations Robert Hanners is a volunteer.
 
We collected non-perishable food, clean used clothing and personal care items at both of our locations during the first quarter, and made our delivery to Peace Pantry on Good Friday, March 30.
 
  
 

 

4th Quarter 2017  Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital - St. Louis MO
 
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is a non-profit children’s hospital, caring for children of all ages, 
 
Our 2017 Cardinal Glennon Toy drive is complete. We collected over 120 toys to brighten the holidays for children at Cardinal Glennon! Thanks to everyone who donated. 
 
Special Thanks to Tim Seibel of Fabick Cat who donated a case of cool Cat Skid Steer toys, and to South County Toastmasters, who collected toys for our toy drive at their holiday party.
 
 
 
We already intend to make a Christmas season children's toy drive an annual effort, and our goal for 2018 is 250 toys! Thanks again! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
 

 

3rd Quarter 2017 Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women - Kirkwood, MO
 
For more than 145 years, the Mary Culver Home has been a haven for women with vision loss. The primary admission criteria: the home is for women only and they must have an eye condition that could lead to vision loss or be legally blind.
 
In the Home's newsletter, we saw the ladies' Wish List. It included nail polish, postage stamps, soda, microwave popcorn, sno-cone cups, wine and margarita mix! So, our employees pitched in and we filled every item on their list. 4 of our team members delivered the goodies and the ladies loved it.
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