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November 7th, 2017
Posted in Events, Fundraising

Thanks for Making Our Lotus Ball a Success

This past Friday, Safe Connections presented our inaugural Lotus Ball gala at the Grand Hall and Union Station. Over 250 guests enjoyed an opportunity to learn more about our mission and be inspired by Rick Ankiel’s personal story of challenge and perseverance. Our wonderful steering committee, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and guests played a vital role Read More…

October 20th, 2017

Rick Ankiel Shared His Survivor Story at the Lotus Ball

Safe Connections was thrilled to welcome Cardinals pitcher turned outfielder Rick Ankiel as the keynote speaker at our inaugural Lotus Ball on November 3. Rick shared the story of how he reclaimed his life and his pro-sports career after years of challenges preceded by a childhood of domestic violence. His story is one of tenacity, Read More…

October 6th, 2017

The Clothesline Project: Raising Awareness in October

Each year in October, Safe Connections is proud to be a part of YWCA Woman’s Place annual Vigil for Women’s Safety and the Clothesline Project. People throughout the St. Louis community gather to support women who have experienced violence while remembering those who did not survive. In collaboration with Safe Connections, the vigil will feature a Read More…

August 16th, 2017

Climb for the Kids–To the Top of Pike’s Peak

Abuse Survivor Takes on a Colorado Mountain Marathon for Safe Connections

Karolina is a healthy, happy 26-year-old student of psychology. She is a running enthusiast who greatly enjoys spending time with her extended family…

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July 10th, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Choose Safe Connections on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is known for 24 hours of fabulous steals and deals online. Prime members have exclusive access to free 2-day shipping and to some seriously great bargains.   Make sure to shop Prime Day using your Amazon Smile account, with Safe Connections selected as your charity of choice. There’s nothing better than getting something at a great Read More…

May 8th, 2017

Give STL Day is TODAY!

What can we do in a day? Click Here to Support Safe Connections It turns out, a lot. Last year, Give STL Day raised more than $2 million dollars for local nonprofits working hard to make an impact in the community. Safe Connections was able to raise over $5,000 in one day. Wow. This 24-hour day Read More…

May 2nd, 2017
Posted in Fundraising

Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause Program Supports Safe Connections in May

Purchase Reusable Giving Bags at Frontenac Schnucks to Honor Survivor Kat Hutson The recent domestic violence-related shooting at the Frontenac Schnucks inspired Kat’s co-workers to help. Kat’s story was covered extensively by local media after her estranged husband shot her 10 times as she was heading into Schnucks for a shift. Kat’s coworkers wanted to honor her as Read More…

December 5th, 2016
Posted in Fundraising

Give a Gift. Change a Life.

At Safe Connections, we often say we provide life-changing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. There’s no better example of this than a former client sharing her story. Take a moment to meet Cecelia. My name is Cecelia. I completed Safe Connections’ counseling program a little over a year ago. I’m sharing my Read More…

November 29th, 2016
Posted in Fundraising

It’s #GivingTuesday

We’ve given thanks over pumpkin pie, shopped Small Business Saturday and scored great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s Giving Tuesday. There is no better feeling than knowing YOU are making a true impact in your community. Now’s your chance to be a part of #GivingTuesday. To be a part of something Read More…

June 30th, 2016

Light Up the Lotus

You MADE life brighter for survivors by helping us raise $4,140 in 40 days! Featured prominently in the Safe Connections logo, the lotus flower symbolizes purity and rebirth across many different cultures and religions. Lotus flowers are typically found in murky waters, growing from the mud and ultimately rising above the surface of the water as a Read More…