img_1096Catholic Charities is thankful to have the Catholic HEART Workcamp teens back at Helping Hands of St. Louis for the third year in a row. In past years, the high school volunteers built a handicap ramp and shelving for the clothing center, fixed a fence and landscaped.

This year, the teens painted several rooms in the outreach center, repaired broken concrete and installed a water drain. One teen astonished staff, volunteers and clients with a mural of Jesus in the soup kitchen cafeteria.

“I look forward to these students coming every year,” said Paul Cook, Helping Hands director.  “They do such a great job and make an impact on the surrounding neighborhood.  The students also seem to get a lot of fulfillment out of helping people.  They don’t often see this level of poverty, and it seems to open their eyes.”

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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