News & Events


06
Oct 2020
Join Hands Awarded Best in the Region by Focus St. Louis for Equity and Inclusion

Join Hands was awarded Best in the Region by Focus St. Louis in the Equity and Inclusion category! Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and/or initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis region with our What’s Right With the Region event. While the day to day challenges and issues facing our community prevents us from convening in person, hope is still abundant and this is a major reason why it is essential to find a way for the show to go on in 2020.  ...

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24
Jul 2020

(East St. Louis, Ill.) – As St. Louis area businesses look for ways to support racial and economic justice within our local community, Join Hands ESL invites local businesses to join their mission of human dignity and equal opportunity. Join Hands is a non-profit organization in East St. Louis, Illinois with a focus on proactive engagement, educational opportunities, advocacy and the promotion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s principles of nonviolence. In the past five years, the organization has played an integral role in helping 60 students realize their dreams of attending college......

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05
May 2020
Join Hands ESL, Inc. Covid-19 Response

Join Hands ESL continues to serve our families and children under the restrictions of the Coronavirus shutdown. We are here to help the women and children we serve: Providing emergency aid for phones, rent, food, bus passes, car repairs, gas money, etc. Weekly food distribution in partnership with the St. Louis Food Bank and Connections to Success. Regular participation in the East St Louis COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster). Easter baskets to 200 children. Distributing personal care, paper products and cleaning supplies; items not covered by food stamps. Activity CARE packages......

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20
Mar 2020
Coronavirus impact on our friends in East St. Louis - Please help!

Please CLICK HERE to help us help the children in East St. Louis today! An important message from Sheila Burton Dear Friends, I hesitate to write, but our need is urgent. And many of you have asked how our families and children are doing during this time. The limitations and impact of the coronavirus is being felt by all, but our 200+ children and their families are especially impacted. Already living on the margins of society, many of our parents are losing their jobs and being pushed further into poverty and desperation. They......

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13
Feb 2020
Take the Ubuntu Pledge!

Tired of the hatred and division, join our Join Hands Peace Warrior teens as they start a movement to spread love and the idea of ubuntu as a solution to what we all are experiencing in the world today. Take the Ubuntu Pledge! Join us....

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15
Jan 2020
Join Hands “Peace Warriors” Advocate Kingian Nonviolence to Deliver Change

Peace Warriors proudly wear their t-shirts after a training, showing their commitment to living out Dr. King’s principles of nonviolence. (East St. Louis, Ill.) – It is one thing to talk about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Principles of Nonviolence, but even more courageous to live out those principles on a daily basis. Teens in East St. Louis are doing just that as “Peace Warriors,” teaching Kingian nonviolence to peers and enacting Dr. King’s vision in their schools and communities. These motivated youth from Join Hands, a community-based nonprofit in East St.......

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25
Nov 2019
15th Annual Christmas in the Kitchen Benefit Concert on Dec. 19

Please join us for our 15th Annual Christmas in the Kitchen with Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign Benefit Concert on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general seating and available at Metrotix.com. Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift and receive a child’s admission free. For questions or more information call (314) 602-5634....

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