For Valentine’s Day 2020, The University Meadows Apartments at University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) sold soda grams to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts – Variety Kids! Leading up to February 14, students were able to purchase a special soda gram to send to their neighbor, friend or crush on Valentine’s Day, and the proceeds benefited Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis.
This week, Director of Leasing and Marketing Briana and Resident Assistant Alex stopped by the office to present us with the $300 the effort raised. This generous donation will go towards helping Variety Kids redefine their abilities and live amazing lives!
Briana and Alex shared with us that they selected Variety St. Louis as the recipients of this generosity because Alex has a personal connection to our organization. For the past couple of years, she has volunteered at the Touhill Performing Arts Center during our Variety Theatre productions. She loved seeing Variety Kids on stage, and loved our mission even more, so she wanted to find a way to help!
Thank you, University Meadows, and to all of the students, parents and more who purchased a Soda Gram or donated to Variety this Valentine’s Day. And thank you, especially, to Alex for sharing your passion for helping Variety Kids!