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Arch Gives Back
 

 In 2017, Arch Engraving launched our new community service program, ARCH GIVES BACK, where we'd pick a worthy cause each quarter for us to help in some way. Scroll down to see some of the work we've done.

Then in 2020, Covid hit. Given the situation, collecting physical items was difficult and not the best idea. On top of that, we felt we'd worn out our customers by asking for donations year round. So, we made the decision to stop choosing a quarterly non-profit and instead to focus on our annual holiday season toy drive for the various fine children's hospitals in our area. Having said that, we continue to find other less regimented ways to help non-profits - focusing on our own non-profit customers who already know, like and trust us.


2021 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:

  • Infant/toddler toys (i.e. music/light-up toys, teethers, rattles, crib mobiles)
  • Gifts for teenagers (i.e. brain games/3D puzzles/Rubicks Cubes, Legos, nail art sets, craft sets such as jewelry, kitting/fiber arts/fimo clay/hooked rugs/embroidery, coloring books and colored markers/pencils, etc.)
  • Stuffed animals, but only with fabric eyes, not hard plastic eyes
  • Blankets (Must be laundered prior to donating)
  • Toys for girls (i.e. small figurines, LOL Surprise, Hatchimals, etc.)
  • Washable markers and colored pencils
  • Small bottles of bright and colorful acrylic paint
  • Lego sets
  • Canvases, sketchpads, drawing paper, and coloring books (especially for teens)
  • Action figures for girls and boys

We'll collect these items at both our locations through December 22, and will deliver them to the hospital on either Thursday December 23 or Friday December 24.

OUR GOAL FOR 2021 IS TO DELIVER 400 TOYS!
Please help make the holidays a little brighter for the kids at St. Louis Childrens Hospital!

 


2020 TOY DRIVE for 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 goal this year was to collect 350 toys. Amazingly, despite the global Covid pandemic, despite layoffs, working from home and all the rest ... our customers, vendors, employees and friends rose to the challenge and we collected and delivered 355 toys to the kids at Cardinal Glennon! We are humbled and grateful for the enthusiasm and generosity of the people and companies we're lucky to be associated with.

Special thanks to:
 
  • Columbia IL Police Department
  • South County Toastmasters
  • Fabick Cat
  • Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers

 



1st Quarter 2020  Operation Food Search
Operation Food Search is a St. Louis-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Established in 1981, we are the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region. We distribute more than 3 million dollars worth of food and household essentials to 330 community partner agencies, which in turn feeds 200,000 people in need each month – nearly one-third of whom are children.

Helping is easy: Please drop off non-perishable food at either of our two locations: Kirkwood or Fenton.

 


 

4th Quarter 2019  Shriners Hospital for Children
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.
Thank you! We delivered 300 toys to the kids at Shriners Hospital!

Bill's grandson Hudson was a big help making the delivery!

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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. 

 

OUR GOAL FOR 2018 WAS 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.

 
 
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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.
 
  

 

 
3rd Quarter 2017 Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women - Kirkwood, MO

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.

 
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.

 


 
 
 
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. We intend to make a Christmas season children's toy drive an annual effort, and our goal for 2018 is 250 toys! 
 
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.
 
 
 

 

 
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