KnowledgeLake Volunteers at Crisis Nursery in St. Louis

When families within the St. Louis area struggle with a crisis, they know they can count on Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. With several locations throughout the St. Louis and outer area, the agency is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by providing short-term, emergency shelter for children from birth through 12 years whose families are facing an emergency or crisis.

This past Saturday, a number of K-Lakers, along with family and friends, volunteered at the St. Louis Crisis Nursery in Wentzville, MO as part of the #KLCares program. K-Lakers helped serve breakfasts to the kids and played with infants as well as the older children. While some volunteers engaged the kids in crafts, others played games.

“The Crisis Nursery locations are the non-for-profit and funded by donations. Families can voluntarily bring their kids to the nursery when they’re facing illness, death, domestic violence, or lack of ultilities, food and shelter,” said Kayla Wesloh, the K-Laker and spearhead of #KLCares. “The work this organization and their volunteers do is incredibly important. We were thrilled to help out for a day.”

The K-Lakers who volunteered were enthusiastic about their experiences as well.

“I really enjoyed my time getting to know some of the kids at the nursery,” said Dana Downs, Director of Human Resources for KnowledgeLake. “It was a wonderful experience that gave me a great way to kick off the holiday season.”

#KLCares is a corporate initiative designed to make a positive impact in the world through community outreach efforts by members of the KnowledgeLake team.

#KLCares is also working with St. Louis charity Great Circle this holiday season. K-Lakers are encouraged to ‘adopt’ children or families in need by providing items like every essentials, basic toys and games so children have presents to unwrap this holiday season.