With the global pandemic affecting nearly every facet of our daily lives, Fair Saint Louis set out to honor our community members and help those who needed it most with Fair Saint Louis Gives Back.
Working alongside our partners and sponsors, we have been able to make an impact in our community through multiple Fair Saint Louis Gives Back service events. In the summer of 2020, we provided more than 2,700 meals to our local healthcare heroes and essential workers to thank them for ensuring the health and safety of our local community. Additionally, we worked with local organizations and the City of St. Louis in distributing 20,000 face masks to those most in need.
In an effort to bring smiles to kids during the pandemic-stricken holiday season, we partnered with the City of St. Louis Division of Corrections to bring holiday cheer to children of incarcerated women. These kids lived with family members or were in foster care and had not seen their mothers since before the COVID-19 pandemic began. We are proud to have delivered more than 200 gifts to these children.
The backbone of Fair Saint Louis has always been live music, an industry decimated by the pandemic. In the spring of 2021, the Fair St. Louis Foundation donated $10,000 to “Keep Live Alive St. Louis,” directly supporting those who work behind the scenes to produce concerts and live entertainment events for St. Louis.
We are proud to continue Fair Saint Louis Gives Back into 2021 and beyond, and help even more people in need in our community. If you have a suggestion for a future Fair Saint Louis Gives Back initiative, please send a message to GivesBack@fairsaintlouis.org