Each year, Junior League of St. Louis partners with Affinia Healthcare and Grace Hill to present the Strong Women & Families Health & Resource Fair. This event connects St. Louis families, particularly those in the greater North St. Louis City area, with on-site resources and information on health care, finance, education, employment, housing, legal services and wellness.
The 2019 fair marks the 10th anniversary of this community event. This year’s fair will take place on Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grace Hill Water Tower Hub (2126 E. Grand Ave.).
Families will have access to health services including back-to-school and sports physicals, vaccinations, health screenings and free children’s haircuts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to request legal advice, learn wellness and nutrition tips, apply for housing assistance, meet with various organizations providing resources in their community and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?
The Strong Women & Families Health and Resource Fair is Junior League of St. Louis’ largest community impact event each year. Since 2010, the event has grown to serve more than 600 attendees annually. A key part of Junior League of St. Louis’ mission is improving the lives of women and children in our community. The Strong Women & Families Health & Resource Fair helps further that mission by providing on-site services at the event, not just a flyer and phone number.
“The cornerstone of the Junior League of St. Louis’ community impact programs is our annual Strong Women & Families Health & Resource Fair, which brings the best St. Louis services and community resources to our North City neighbors,” said Carrie Gallagher Crompton, President. “The JLSL offers a one-stop-shop resource fair to make all services and resources accessible that day.”
JLSL will partner with more than 50 vendors, including Shriner’s Hospital, Connections to Success, Books for Kids STL, Grace Hill Head Start, Missouri Botanical Garden, and UMSL College of Optometry. In addition to receiving on-site services, attendees will be entered for giveaways, enjoy music, and participate in family friendly activities.
We will also present the Kids in the Kitchen program, aimed to teach young children healthy eating and exercise to tackle issues of poverty, food access and community development. Kids in the Kitchen is an international Junior League event grounded in the belief that children and families empowered with the knowledge of how to feed and exercise their bodies will be less likely to become obese, and subsequently suffer associated health risks. Since its inception in 2006, Kids in the Kitchen has evolved to target these issues by providing young children with tips for healthy snacks and fun, easy exercise.
For more information on this, check out the Kids in the Kitchen page.
THIS YEAR’S EVENT
Families are encouraged to join us on Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Hill Water Tower Hub (2126 E. Grand Ave.).
Community partner, sponsorship and media inquiries are welcome by calling the Junior League of St. Louis office at (314) 822-2344 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.