Major Fundraiser Coming Soon by MRH Family Support Group
October 14 will be here before you know it. Time to start thinking about the Mosaic Services annual 5K and Kids Fun Run, on the track right in front of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School.
Join us at a family-friendly event that includes a 5K road race, three separate kids’ races on the track, and entertainment including a clown, a caricaturist, and a balloon artist.
Mosaic Services is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by a Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center teacher and her spouse who saw first-hand how hard-working parents and their children struggled to improve their situations due to the debilitating nature of poverty and to the difficulty these families experienced in trying to navigate the “system.” The couple set out to develop a local program designed to prevent MRH families from dislocation and to protect MRH children from academic failure. Struggling parents were provided with financial assistance to repair automobiles, pay utility bills, and procure various household necessities. Mosaic addressed the children’s school needs by providing after school academic enrichment programs, summer camp opportunities, and various community experiences at no cost to the families.
As Mosaic Services evolved, the Board began to realize that the families being served needed more. It wasn’t enough to provide resources – the program needed to empower families to be better able to provide for themselves. Families needed educational opportunities so that parents could become better care-givers, improve their financial situations and vocational possibilities, and ultimately safeguard the wellbeing of themselves and their children at every level. To meet these ends, Mosaic Services began offering programs on nutrition, effective parenting, and personal finance. Mosaic Services forged partnerships with local organizations and businesses such as GO! St. Louis, Schlafly Bottleworks, and Garden Heights Nursery in an attempt to generate funds, increase visibility, and ultimately strengthen our ability to provide families with the comprehensive levels of support they want and need.
Currently, Mosaic Services continues to support “At Risk” MRH families and children through services designed to educate, prevent, protect, and empower.
Click here for registration information for the 5K and Fun Run.
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.