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O.A.S.I.S. Thrift Shop – Volunteers Needed

The Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers to help on Fridays and/or Saturdays from 10AM to 3PM. The volunteer(s) would help price items, display donated items in the store, and help put purchased items in customer vehicles. You would be working in the Thrift Shop with other volunteers.

If you are available to volunteer please email Angie at oasisthriftstorestcharles@gmail.com or call the Thrift Store at (636) 284-8962 for more information.

Congratulations O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry!

Schnucks Grocery Stores selected the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry to be the recipient of their Scan and Go Drive program.

Beginning today, March 29th until Sunday April 11th, select Schnucks stores will be selling $10 tear pads, for a Scan and Go drive at the register to benefit the Oasis Food Pantry. At the end of this two-week period, all funds generated from the Scan and Go drive will be presented to the Oasis Food Pantry.

Please stop by any of the following Schnucks stores 3/29/2021 until 4/11/2021 and ask at the register to make your donation.

  • Store 101 Florissant
  • Store 176 Lindenwood
  • Store 111 Zumbehl
  • Store 191 Bridgeton
  • Store 117 Dorsett
  • Store 228 Harvester Square
  • Store 138 Harvester
  • Store 231 St. John

Thank you for supporting the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry!

14th Annual Bob Schreiber Memorial Golf Tournament on June 7

Please join us for our 14th Annual Bob Schreiber Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, Jun 7, 2021 at Old Hickory Golf Club.

SPONSORSHIP & TICKET FORM

We want to thank our many sponsors

Title – MRHFM LLC Law Firm

Platinum – Jody Ford & Jim Schreiber

Golfer Premium – Wells Fargo Advisors

Lunch –  Penn Station

Silver – David & Judy Heuring

Breakfast – BKS General Contracting

Beverage:
DOT Foods
Sederberg & Associates
Hole-in-One – Ray Bassen Family
Hole Sponsors:
Ann Thiel
B H Tau Kappa Epsilon
Bellicino’s Restaurant / South County & Arnold MO
Charity Golf international
Cornerstone Wealth Management
Tom & Carol Cullinane
GLS Insurance Group
Joy Schreiber
Lang Insurance Service
Medicare Plans St Charles
Meyer Homes
Mid States Valuation Solutions LLC
Raymond James Financial Services
RLK & Associates
Wednesday Beer Club

MARCH NEWS: The O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament is Back!

Monday, June 7, 2021It was disappointing to cancel last year’s Annual Golf Tournament but necessary to keep our volunteers and benefactors safe. 2020 is now in the rear-view mirror and we look forward to better days, sunny weather and spending time on the golf course with our O.A.S.I.S. friends and Golf enthusiasts.

Although many challenges remain the same, we learned a lot over the last year and feel able to bring back the Annual Golf Tournament with slight modifications. This year’s modified event will include a round of golf at beautiful Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, practice time, premium gift, a box lunch, and beverages. Following the round of golf there will be a social hour for golfers and volunteers, and a small auction.

This year is the 14th Annual O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament and will honor the memory of Bob Schreiber, an ardent O.A.S.I.S. supporter and golfer. The golf tournament brochure is available for viewing HERE. We hope to see you there.

Youth Food Drive
This year the contest was not in the food drive but collecting food during a pandemic. The challenging times didn’t intimidate our church youth groups as a very successful food drive was held and the O.A.S.I.S. warehouse is now overflowing with food. A big thank you goes out to all the youth groups that participated, their leaders, and everyone that donated to help those less fortunate in our community.

Our very full pantry after the Youth Food Drive!

Food Fact
Total healthcare cost of hunger and food insecurity is $160 billion a year. America’s hunger bill is much greater than we realize, affecting educational outcomes, labor productivity, crime rates, Gross Domestic Product and much more.

How You can Help
We feel so blessed to report that the O.A.S.I.S. warehouse is completely filled with food, but there are still ways you can help. You can bring a team and play golf at the O.A.S.I.S. Tournament, you can send a cash donation to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry, 1814 Boone’s Lick Road, St. Charles 63301; or donate through the O.A.S.I.S. web site. You can volunteer or offer your services to help with building maintenance. It takes all kinds of help to keep the pantry doors open. The O.A.S.I.S. Board and our clients are grateful for all the community support we receive.

The O.A.S.I.S. Board of Directors

OASIS Food Pantry News – Nov/Dec 2020

Bayer Fund Grant Received for 2021 Children’s Summer Food Program

We feel blessed to report the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry will receive a $5,000 grant from Bayer Fund to help O.A.S.I.S. fund the 2021 Children’s Summer  Food Program. This program was developed to supplement summer food resources for low-income families with school-age children when free and reduced-price meals are not available through schools. Each family with school-aged children visiting the pantry during June, July, and August receive an additional food package to help reduce their summer food costs. Our budget for this program runs about $15 per child and we estimate more than 1,500 children benefit from this program. We are sending a big THANK YOU to Bayer Fund, the philanthropic arm of Bayer, for their generous backing of our
2021 Children’s Summer Food Program. With this grant we are a step closer to reaching our goal of providing needed food resources to low-income families and their school-aged children.

Looking for Ways to Safely Help those in Need During the Holidays? Here are some ideas:

  • Donate Items for O.A.S.I.S. Birthday Bags
    This mission assembles birthday kits for pantry clients whose school-aged children have a birthday during the month. The bags include a cake mix, frosting and a book or DVD. The pantry is running low on cake mixes and canned icings, as well as gift bags with bottoms no wider than 11 inches to hold the birthday items. Cake mixes, canned icings, and gift bags can be donated through your church or dropped off at the food pantry, 1814 Boone’s Lick Road, St. Charles. Bless your continued support of this service.
  • Hold a Canned Food Drive
    The Boy Scouts 2020 Scouting for Food drive was recently cancelled due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. This food drive stocks the pantry shelves with canned goods that last through winter and alternative sources will need to be found. If your church or group is interested in holding a food drive, a shopping list of standard pantry items can be found on the pantry web site at oasisfoodpantry.com, on the How to Help Tab.
  • Then, There’s Always Prayer
    Lord, we pray for the hungry and hurting in our surrounding communities and that their nutritional and spiritual needs will be met.
    We pray for the volunteers who maintain the food pantry and serve our clients each week.
    We thank you for the blessings of food and resources to purchase the food as needed.
    Bless all those good stewards who give their time, talents, and finances helping those in need.
    May the food given nourish the bodies of the individuals and families that receive it, and may
    they give praise to the Lord for he is good. In Jesus name, Amen.

“A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

Wishing Everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving and Christmas,
The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board of Directors

Volunteers Needed for Santa’s North Pole Dash

St. Charles’ 2020 Santa’s North Pole Dash is less than 1 Month away and they really REALLY need some volunteers.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094babad29a7f85-2020

Areas where they need to most help includes Course Marshals and Children’s Snowman Shuffle.

They are changing how are race is this year – instead of everyone starting at one time, there will be an “Open Start”.  The Start Line will be open from 7 am until 8:30 am – when the participants show up, they can begin the run on their own – with the absolute last time that anyone can start the run is at 8:30 am.  Everyone needs to cross the finish line by 9:30 am.

Course marshals will need to be at their assigned locations from 6:45 am until 9:30 am or when the last runner goes past their station.  There will be a Fleet Feet Vehicle following behind to pick up signs and cones.

If you have a couple hours early in the morning on December 5th that you can volunteer to help (at an outside event that is socially distanced), they would really appreciate it.

Use the link above to sign up through their Sign Up Genius volunteer page.