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Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive

Santa’s Helpers began in 1968 when its founder, Rita Swiener, heard about a family that had fallen through the cracks of social support and would not be helped over Christmas. Knowing the importance of Christmas gift-giving, Rita and a few friends sprang into action and provided presents for every member of the family. Since that day, Santa’s Helpers has provided the spirit of Santa to thousands of St. Louis families over the years. In Dec 2018, Crescent set up toy donation bins at each branch. We were happy to collaborate with Rita this holiday season to bring some joy to needy families in our area!

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