Over 90% of Employment Connection dollars are spent on program services to help clients in need

Client Costs

Below are some of the ways a donation to Employment Connection can make a difference:

  • Help with identification and birth certificate $20
  • Weekly bus/Metro pass $23.50
  • Reading books for parents and their children $30
  • Mental health medication $45
  • Work uniform $75
  • Utilities assistance $100
  • Move-in costs for homeless or disabled veteran $150
  • Work readiness and life skills training $400
  • GED/ABE and literacy course completion $600
  • Truck driving school $2,500
  • Community College tuition $3,800


There are a variety of ways for you to help our clients and our cause.


Clothing Donation

You only get one chance to make a first impression.  To help clients make a good impression, Employment Connection offers work clothing for those who complete the three day work training course and pursue job interviews.  We also assist with special work attire once hired such as scrubs, boots, and other uniforms.  Currently there is an urgent need for male clothing, especially suits, ties, and dress shoes.

If you would like to have a clothing drive or make a clothing donation to Employment Connection, please contact:  314-333-5645

Furniture and Household Items

Moving homeless individuals from the streets to stable housing requires many resources.  One of the most difficult parts is finding household items to make a comfortable living environment for the client.  Here are some of the items most needed:

  • Bed
  • Dresser
  • Couch
  • Table
  • Alarm clock
  • Towels
  • Pots and Pans

If you would like to donate household items, please contact Andrea Lewis at 314-333-5654 or


Each Christmas, Employment Connection holds a toy drive to help 200-300 low-income families in St. Louis by providing presents for children.  If you have toys you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Lisa Cross Shelton at 314-333-5647 or

For more information, contact:
Development Office
Phone: (314) 333-5645

Gifts of Property

A gift of appreciated securities (such as stocks and bonds) or real estate creates both income tax and capital gains tax savings. Such gifts, which have appreciated in value, permit a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value. Antiques, artwork, jewelry, furniture, furnishings, and similar items are also appreciated as donations. Please contact Stephanie Weinhaus:  314-333-5645.

Wills (Bequests)

Gifts by will are the most popular method of making a deferred gift to charity. Name Employment Connection as a remainder beneficiary of your estate, or make a specific request to support our work. Please contact Stephanie Weinhaus:  314-333-5645.

Life Insurance

You can name Employment Connection as the primary beneficiary of your life insurance policy. A donor who wishes immediate tax benefits may wish to consider the irrevocable assignment of an insurance policy to Employment Connection. Questions regarding tax consequences can be addressed to our development office. Please contact Stephanie Weinhaus:  314-333-5645.

Charitable Remainder Trusts and Annuities

These are special financial arrangements made between the donor and EC. A donor transfers property to EC in return for life income benefits. Please contact Stephanie Weinhaus:  314-333-5645.

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Postal Mail
Employment Connection
attn: Development Office
2838 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103


Please make checks payable to:

"Employment Connection."