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Helping Hands for the Holidays – December 13

Helping Hands for the Holidays offers FREE holiday dinners, photos with Santa, activities and games for children, free personal care items, health screenings, winter clothing and access to local community resources for anyone in need in the community. No registration or pre-qualification required. For more information, please call (636) 669-3000 or email HHH@scmocc.com.

OASIS News for December 2018

Four Reasons to Volunteer for a Healthier, Happier Holiday and New Year

  1. Giving of your time makes you feel happy.
  2. Volunteering increases your self-confidence.
  3. Doing good for others gives you a sense of accomplishment.
  4. Developing pride and identity through your volunteer role.

Do something for yourself by sharing your time with O.A.S.I.S. now and in the new year.

WANT ADS – Volunteers Needed!

OASIS Christmas Shop – Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th

Get your Christmas spirit in gear by helping at the annual OASIS Christmas Shop. This All-Volunteer event gives our pantry clients the opportunity to ‘shop’ for donated Christmas toys and winter wear for their family.  Clients sign-up at the Food Pantry to participate in the event which takes place over the weekend of December 7th at Hope Lutheran Family Center located at 1795 Old Hwy. 94, St. Charles, MO.

Volunteers over the age of 18 are still needed to work the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 8th – 7:30am until noon
    Volunteers will be trained then work the Christmas Shop greeting shoppers, helping select toys, carrying bags, and creating a positive experience for shoppers (pantry clients).
  • Sunday, December 9th – 12:30pm until 4:30pm
    Volunteers will be trained, work the Christmas Shop, then pack up toys, and clean up.

Please contact Pam Russina at pam.russina@att.net if you can help.

Pantry Drivers – Ongoing

O.A.S.I.S is seeking two people to do the Wednesday morning Schnucks/Dierbergs food donation pick-up.  This entails pick-up and delivery of food items from the designated grocery stores and takes about 3 hours (approximately 8am to 11am) using an O.A.S.I.S. cargo van. Drivers must have valid car insurance, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to lift at least 30 pounds unassisted. If you or you know someone who might be interested please contact Mike Wraspir by email at oasisfoodpan@aol.com or by phone 636-723-0037 at the food pantry.

Thrift Store Workers – Ongoing

The O.A.S.I.S Thrift Store is up and running but is short on volunteers. Donated items sold at the Thrift Store is one way the pantry raises funds to purchase food and personal care items for distribution at the pantry. Thrift Store hours are 10am until 3pm Wednesday through Saturday and Thursday evenings 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  If you or your church group (men or women) are looking for a fun service project and can give about 5 hours of your time per week to the Thrift Store, please contact Diana Mayfield by email relyondiana2@gmail.com or by phone 314-583-5599.

Birthday Bag Mission – Ongoing

The Food Pantry is seeking someone interested in helping with the Birthday Bag mission at O.A.S.I.S. This mission assembles a birthday kit for clients whose children will have a birthday during the month. The bags include a cake mix, frosting and a book or DVD for school-aged children. This is a flexible volunteer role where you can create your own schedule. Only 1-3 hours per week and fill-in when needed.  Contact Susan Petrosky 636-922-7421 if you have time to help.

Wishing you and yours God’s Blessings and a very Merry Christmas.
O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members

OASIS Thrift Store Grand Re-Opening Nov. 7-10

OASIS Thrift Store Grand Re-Opening Nov. 7-10

O.A.S.I.S. Thrift Store has been completely redesigned and updated

  • Expanded furniture and housewares sections
  • Updated clothing choices for the entire family
  • Separate children’s toy section
  • Unique home decorating items
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Special HOLIDAY items throughout the store

New Thrift Store Hours:

Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Thursday Evening 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:  1812 Boone’s Lick Road, St. Charles, MO 63301

Taste of St. Charles on November 15

“Taste of St. Charles” will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 6 pm, at the St. Charles Convention Center.  This is sponsored by the St. Charles Rotary.  OASIS is selling tickets at $40 each.  Checks should be made out to OASIS and sent to OASIS with “Taste of St. Charles” written on the check.  Part of the evening’s profit will be donated to OASIS.

OASIS News for November 2018

Beef Donation from Novus International

We are sending a big thank you to Skip Hampton and Novus International for donating 487 pounds of ground beef to the OASIS Food Pantry. Our clients will be delighted to receive ground beef at their next pantry visit.

Volunteer Help Needed

A volunteer driver for Wednesday morning is still needed

If you can help out a couple hours a week the Thrift Store is still looking for volunteer workers.

Do you like to grill? The pantry seeking 2 to 3 volunteers to grill and serve hot dogs to clients on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am. George Foreman or gas grill.

Visit Taste of St. Charles and Help Out the Pantry

Don’t forget to visit the Taste of St. Charles at the St. Charles Convention Center November 15 from 6:00 to 9:00PM. This is your opportunity to sample food and drink from 30+ St. Charles Restaurants. Tickets are $45 at the door and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry. For event details visit the St. Charles Convention Center web site www.stcharlesconventioncenter.com.

Wondering what you can do to help? Here are ten ways YOU can help your neighbors in need through O.A.S.I.S.

  1. Hold a food drive.
  2. Volunteer during the Scouting for Food Drive November 17, 2018.
  3. Make a monetary contribution by mail or on the web site.
  4. Shop, donate, or volunteer at the Thrift Store. Wed – Sat 10:00AM – 3:00PM & Thurs 4:30 – 8:30PM.
  5. Volunteer during the April Showers Girl Scout Personal Care Drive April 13, 2019.
  6. Refer someone to the Jobs For Life Program.
  7. Sponsor a family for $60 per month.
  8. Volunteer during the Stamp Out Hunger Postal Workers Food Drive May 11, 2019.
  9. Submit the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry for a Foundation Grant through your employer.
  10. Attend the O.A.S.I.S. Golf Tournament / Dinner Auction June 3, 2019.

For further information about the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry and Thrift Store please check out the pantry web site at  www.oasisfoodpantry.com. Want details on how to volunteer, email the pantry at oasisfoodpan@aol.com or call the O.A.S.I.S. office at 636-723-0037.

Thank you for your continued support.

Your O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry and Thrift Store Board

O.A.S.I.S.  Food Pantry News – October 2018

$4000 Grant Received from Emerson

Sending a big thank you to our friends at Emerson for sending a $4000 grant to the food pantry. This is a wonderful and unexpected gift that will be used to purchase needed food and personal care items for our pantry shelves. Applause, Applause!

Volunteers Needed!

Drivers

O.A.S.I.S is seeking two people to do the Wednesday morning Schnucks/Dierbergs food donation pick-up.  This entails pick-up and delivery of food items from the designated grocery stores and takes about 3 hours (approximately 8am to 11am) using an O.A.S.I.S. cargo van. Drivers must have valid car insurance, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to lift at least 30 pounds unassisted. If you or you know someone who might be interested please contact Mike Wraspir by email at O.A.S.I.Sfoodpan@aol.com or by phone 636-723-0037 at the food pantry.

Thrift Store Workers

The O.A.S.I.S Thrift Store is up and running but is short on volunteers. Donated items sold at the Thrift Store is one way the pantry raises funds to purchase food and personal care items for distribution at the pantry. Thrift Store hours are 10am until 3pm Wednesday through Saturday and Thursday evenings 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  If you or your church group (men or women) are looking for a fun service project and can give about 5 hours of your time per week to the Thrift Store, please contact Diana Mayfield by email relyondiana2@gmail.com or by phone 314-583-5599.

Up and Coming Events that Benefit the O.A.S.I.S Food Pantry

Can’t volunteer, well here are two events where you can help the pantry through your attendance and/or participation. These special events go a long way to help keep our programs running.

Taste of St. Charles -Thursday, November 15th 6pm to 9pm.

Held at the St. Charles Convention Center and sponsored by the St. Charles Rotary Club. Part of the evening’s profit will be donated to O.A.S.I.S in the form of a grant for our 2019 Children’s Summer Food Program. Tickets $45 at the door, or available through O.A.S.I.S. Hope to see you there!

Scouting for Food – Food Drive Saturday, November 17th

This is the Boy Scouts annual canned food drive.  Please check your porch for the ‘scouting for food’ bags and remember to fill and place bags outside for pick up on the 17th. This program helps keep our shelves stocked throughout the holiday season and into the new year.

As always, we thank you for your continued support of this worthy cause.
O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members

OASIS Food Pantry News for August

Drivers Needed

The OASIS Food Pantry is in need of volunteer drivers to pick-up food items on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We could use 2-3 drivers and particularly on Wednesday mornings.  If you or you know of someone who might be interested in these volunteer roles please phone the pantry at 636-293-1184 or email oasisfoodpan@aol.com.

O.A.S.I.S. Awarded Rotary Club Grant

We are excited to announce that the OASIS Food Pantry’s 2019 Children’s Summer Food Program has been selected to receive a grant from the Rotary Club of St. Charles. The OASIS Children’s Summer Food Program provides additional food items to families with school-aged children that visit the food pantry during summer months when free and reduced price meals are not available through schools.

Funding for the St. Charles Rotary grant is through proceeds from the 2018 Taste of St. Charles event, so when you attend this event you will also be supporting the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry. The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the St. Charles Convention Center ballroom from 6pm to 9pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to taste and sip some delicious fare from St. Charles’ best restaurants and also support low-income school-aged children. So, save the date for now, there will more information about the event and where and how to buy tickets in future news articles.

We thank you for your continued support.

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry and Thrift Store Board

St. Louis Crisis Nursery Parent Education Series

The St. Louis Crisis Nursery Family Empowerment Team warmly invites families currently residing in St. Charles County to a free Fall 2018 Parent Education Group Series! This four-session weekly series begins on August 23rd and ends on September 13th. These classes can meet a Children’s Division or Probation/Parole requirement. Children’s programming is also available during the classes for children ages 0 to 12 who are not otherwise enrolled in school or daycare. RSVPs are requested and can be made to the Family Empowerment Team at 636-940-0742. Questions? Please contact Nicole at 314-229-1834.