The St. Charles Convention Center and We Love St. Charles are partnering up to host the 12th annual Helping Hands for the Holidays charitable event on Dec. 12. More than 1,600 men, women and children in need will gather at the St. Charles Convention Center for this free event to celebrate the holidays.
In 2018, a remarkable 1,625 individuals enjoyed a warm holiday meal free of charge at the event. Thanks to hundreds of generous volunteers and donors, 500 personal care bags and 1,350 winter coats were distributed to those in need. Community partners and exhibitors also played a huge role in the event’s successes, helping to provide 225 flu shots, 45 haircuts, free books for all ages, photos with Santa and fun holiday crafts.
Over the past 11 years, Helping Hands for the Holidays has hosted more than 13,275 individuals in need. In joining forces with We Love St. Charles, the St. Charles Convention Center expects to see as many as 2,700 people in attendance at this year’s event.
More than 6,000 people are currently living below the poverty line in St Charles, Mo., according to the United States Census Bureau. Together, the partners can do more than they can do alone. They bring their abilities and passions together to affect real change. There are many ways to get involved. Contact Helping Hands for the Holidays to learn more about volunteer opportunities, becoming a partner, sponsoring the event, and/or donating coats, gloves and personal care items.
The St. Charles Convention Center is an upscale, award-winning events facility just minutes from Historic St. Charles, Missouri. Opened in 2005, the Convention Center’s economic impact has outdone all expectations, exceeding budget every year since its opening and operating in the black the past seven years in a row. The facility boasts an elegant 16,200 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, and 27,600 sq. ft. of Exhibit Hall space expandable to 35,700 sq. ft. through the adjacent Junior Ballroom in addition to other meeting spaces. For more info, visit StCharlesConventionCenter.com.
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