We’re committed to supporting worthy causes and caring for those in need.
Having 15 locations in two states means we’re fortunate to be part of many great communities, and giving back to those communities (and beyond) however we can is a fundamental part of our company. Here is a sample of some ways we have done just that:
BRINGING HOLIDAY JOY TO NEEDY FAMILIES (2018)
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 late 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!
HELPING THOSE WHO DESERVE IT MOST
On July 8, 2016, a first responder in St. Louis, Officer Mike Flamion, was injured in the line of duty, leaving him confined to a wheelchair and struggling to get around his home. That’s when the Gary Sinise Foundation stepped in and paid for a wheelchair-accessible home to be built for him. We provided the home’s HVAC equipment, including two variable speed furnaces, two air conditioners, and two voice-controlled thermostats, at a heavily discounted rate. Equipment was installed by Crestside Heating & Cooling.
ENSURING COMFORT DOESN’T COME AT A COST
Sunnyhill is a non-profit that provides residential support, recreation and educational opportunities for people with disabilities in the Greater St. Louis area, and they simply didn’t have room in their budget for new HVAC equipment they greatly needed. In May 2017, we stepped in and donated the necessary equipment to two of Sunnyhill’s buildings, both in the DeSoto, Missouri area.
TAKING PART IN A DAY FOR CHANGE
May 11, 2017 was Give STL Day, a special day in the St. Louis area dedicated to raising funds for local non-profits. As a company proud to be founded and headquartered in St. Louis, we did our part by donating to Cancer Support Community, an organization that provides comprehensive support and education to those affected by cancer.
KEEPING JACK FROST AWAY
When Joshua Woolard, a disabled military veteran, and his wife Rachel, who has multiple sclerosis and is paralyzed from the chest down, couldn’t afford costly repairs to their furnace when it broke down during freezing temperatures December 2016, we pitched in by donating a brand new furnace to the deserving couple.
LENDING A HELPING HAND
The Show-Me Christian Youth Home in La Monte, Missouri goes beyond traditional foster care by providing specialized programs to children in need, and in October 2016 they had to replace an old air conditioning unit. When they couldn’t find room in their budget for such an expense, Crescent donated the unit at no cost.
SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SUPPORT OTHERS
Since the early 2000s, Crescent has donated over $1.2 million in both money and equipment to Doorways, a non-profit organization that provides housing and other services to people affected by HIV/AIDS. The garden at one of their many locations is also named in honor of Joseph Giudici, grandson of Crescent founder Cosmo Giudici.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG LIVES
For the past few years, Crescent employees have teamed up to sponsor three school-age children in Burkina Faso, located in in northwestern Africa, through Sheltering Wings. The organization provides an orphanage, school, and clinic to people in need in Burkina Faso. We also routinely donate money and school supplies to this worthy cause.