Announcing Brand New Benefits Exclusively For WIN Members!

The Little Bit Foundation Supports Students Living in Poverty

Out of all the nonprofits in St. Louis, we believe our members are the most impactful ones in the surrounding community. In honor of that, we would like to recognize The Little Bit Foundation as another WIN Warehouse success story. The Little Bit Foundation is committed to breaking down barriers to learning for students living in poverty through partnerships and programs that serve the needs of the whole child.

We spoke with Tim Hydar on his work with WIN Warehouse on behalf of the Little Bit Foundation. Check out his testimony on working with us!

Their aim is to empower students to achieve their academic
goals and dreams for the future, while leaving an imprint of love and hope on
young lives for whom a little bit means a lot.

Comfort
and Dignity

The Little Bit Foundation’s core programs are
designed to improve students’ comfort, dignity, and self-esteem. Programs
include:

  • Head
    To Toe
    , which provides new
    shoes that fit, proper uniforms, fresh socks, and underwear to boost students’
    self-confidence.

  • Bundle
    Up
    , which provides heavy
    coats, jackets, warm hats, gloves, and scarves to safeguard students to and
    from school.

  • Get
    In Gear
    , which provides backpacks
    filled with school supplies for classroom readiness.

Health
and Wellness

Launched in 2013 and 2014, The Little Bit
Foundation’s health and wellness programming provides early detection and
education of physical and mental health conditions, along with instruction in
how to live a healthier life. Programs include:

  • Healthy
    Kids
    , which provides general medical,
    dental, and vision screenings.

  • Eyes
    On Learning
    , which provides on-site, comprehensive
    vision exams and eyeglass fittings to improve focus in the classroom.

  • Busy
    Bodies
    , which provides personal care kits
    with instruction in proper hygiene.

  • Sunny’s
    Closet
    , which provides food kits containing
    two nutritious meals, prepared by Operation Food Search.

  • The
    Sunshine Box
    , which provides mental health support,
    including embedded behavioral therapists, group counseling, and crisis training
    for school personnel.

Academic
Enrichment

The aim of The
Little Bit Foundation’s academic enrichment programs is to
improve student literacy and expose them to new educational opportunities.
Programs include:

  • 1-2-3
    Read
    , where book fairs are held each semester.

  • Books
    & Buddies
    , which provides books and stuffed
    “buddies” used in Pre-K through 2nd grade classrooms to bring comfort and
    security to children as they learn to read

  • Ignite
    STEM
    , which provides STEM themed books and
    interactive demonstrations.

  • mySci•Do, which engages students in STEM learning through playful projects using tangible materials such as robotics and electrical circuits.

WIN & The Little Bit Foundation

The Little Bit Foundation has received many different
donations ranging from items that could be beneficial in their warehouse and
office,
to items used to help the children participating in their programs. Some of
these items include accordion conveyors, cases of books, recycling bins, and even mini
hygiene kits. At one point WIN Warehouse had pallets of Gatorade that went to
schools Little Bit serves for the end of the year field days and summer camps.

The warehouse is always a little brighter when they stop by.
Some of the staff joined us for our grand
reopening event
in March and just recently utilized
our conference room for a meeting to get a new perspective.

We are thankful for the opportunity to work with The Little Bit Foundation. Interested in learning more? Call them at (314) 669-0040 or visit them online at www.thelittlebitfoundation.org. If you’re a nonprofit organization and are curious about how you can benefit from WIN’s help, contact us at (314) 385-3006!