Ben & Jerry's U. City Benefits The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery During Child Abuse Prevention Month
Ben & Jerry's University City Scoop Shop at 6380 Delmar Blvd. will be supporting Child Abuse Awareness Month and scooping up free ice cream to support the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery on April 3. Ben & Jerry's invites the community between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. to try any flavors for free and leave a donation. All donations raised will be going to the Crisis Nursery's Family Emergency Fund to help pay rent, utilities, and buy food for homeless families. |
Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield first scooped up free ice cream back in 1979 as a way to thank the community for supporting their first year in business. Now it's an annual tradition that many Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops do around the world, as they collect funds and focus the spotlight on charities impacting the community.
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing short-term, safe havens for more than 7,300 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. For more than 25 years, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 68,000 children, and provided support and counseling to more than 84,500 families. For details on the Crisis Nursery, call (314) 292-5770 or visit crisisnurserykids.org.
Photo: Owner of Ben & Jerry's U-City, Max Bierman with Crisis Nursery Public Relations Coordinator, Stephanie Kababie