Gracious Helpers Foundation
At Gracious Helpers Foundation we’re raising funds and helping low-income families who need assistance with everyday needs such as food, clothing, household items and utility bill assistance. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society which is poverty. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
Ways We Help
Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.
Gracious Helpers Foundation is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
Food Donation/Household Items Drop-Off
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with these challenges. Food Donation/Clothing/Household Items Drop-Off is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
Summer Meal Program
Children that attends Ritenour and Pattonville School District, can now register online today for our “Summer Meal Program”. We provide supplemental nutritious meals to children in the community, who are mostly in need of meals this Summer. This program was designed to fill that hunger gap when school is not in session, it will help protect kids dignity and help end child hunger. If you’re able to make do without this assistance, please allow this program to be used by others with a greater need. Starting June 12, 2023, Monday through Friday from 12pm till 2pm, children who are registered will come to our Summer Meal Program site to eat a fresh/healthy lunch and snack. Please join us to make a difference in the lives of others by making a generous donation and/or dropping off approved snacks.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those who are helping us fulfill our promise to the community. Volunteering, rather you are an individual, groups, churches, organizations or employers you can be empowered by your own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill your potential. Sign up today!
New Year! New Money! 2023 Giveaway
Register your household for our 2nd annual $1000 giveaway to a family in need. Must resides in Saint Louis County, Saint Louis City and Saint Charles County. Winner will be announced February 6, 2023 @6pm, you must show proof of residency, 18 years older and have a valid I.D.
Meet The Team
April Jackson, CEO/Founder
Ms. April Jackson is the Founder and CEO of Gracious Helpers Foundation, a community driven, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting underserved families with children who resides in Saint Louis, MO. Born and raised in Saint Louis, April attended elementary and high school in the area and participated in community programs throughout the region.
April was brought up in a Christian household where education was very important and taught to be powerful; after graduating from high school, April obtained her Bachelor's of Science Health Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. In addition to operating Gracious Helpers Foundation, she is the owner of a Six-Figure Cleaning Company, active participant in multiple community service projects, and works at the local hospital with an equipment management company.
There is a great population of crime, social and economic issues in many Saint Louis neighborhoods; many families are incarcerated or victims of the city’s senseless violence, homeless and/or unemployed. With her own personal encounter with life’s unfortunate circumstances, such as being in foster homes, understanding the importance of family and education, it is her desire to take part and strive for a change.
After years of contemplation and having the goal of launching a non-profit organization benefiting her community, by keeping families together, healthy and happy. Gracious Helpers Foundation was founded in January 2021. In July of 2021, the organization became a fully formed 501(C)(3) with great support from her community, family and friends.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Contact Gracious Helpers Foundation
Get in touch with Gracious Helpers Foundation to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
9451 Lackland Rd | Suite 211 | Overland MO | 63114