100% OF YOUR DONATION GOES TO THE NEEDY!
We welcome your on-line tax-deductible gift to our all-volunteer effort. Once you have made your donation you will receive an on-line acknowledgement and within 45 days or so, an official written receipt as required by the IRS. In addition, please be advised that your donation is considered private with none of your personal information ever published or posted on-line showcasing or promoting your gift. Your privacy is very important to us. We are also forbidden by privacy laws to post the identifications, names and addresses of those receiving heating or cooling assistance. We are also prohibited by board action from selling any official donors' lists to any one, including sharing your information with a third party, unless it’s obtained through a subpoena by a law enforcement agency or the courts.
“Unsolicited Donations/Sponsorships: Corporate or individual donations and sponsorships are welcome. However, all official sponsors of, and donors to, Heat Up St. Louis, Inc. and its affiliates must obtain prior written approval from the authorized agent or officer of the corporation for all public acknowledgments and other uses of our trade names or other intellectual properties. Corporations or individuals who wish to become official sponsors or donors using our trade names or other intellectual properties should submit their offers in writing to the Office of the President, c/o Lance LeComb, Heat Up St. Louis, Inc., Suite 603, 1221 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Board Secretary, c/o Atty. Norman Newark, Heat-Up St. Louis Inc. (Cool Down) and should include, at a minimum, what the sponsor/donor expects to receive, if anything, in consideration of the sponsorship/donation, a draft copy of any written, video or other media to be circulated to the public or otherwise, and the nature and extent of the promotion. Specific requests for public acknowledgements from Heat Up St. Louis, Inc. will be given due consideration. The Board of Directors of Heat Up St. Louis, Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to deny any such offer or request of any organization or individual for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, or to withdraw approval of such offer or request for any reason or no reason, and to protect the intellectual property rights of Heat Up St. Louis, Inc. and its affiliates to the maximum extent allowed by law.”
Pass the Buck! Winter is the most deadly time of the year, as many house fires are caused by unsafe methods of heating homes. There will be an increase in some home energy sources this winter. In addition, many area seniors, the disabled and households with small critically ill children in the St. Louis region have had high electric bills this past summer. They are challenged with cooling and natural gas bills, and making choices between eating and heating and their high prescription bills. Most of our needy recipients would prefer not to accept charity, unfortunately they maybe on fixed-incomes, or dealing with critical health and unemployment issues. There is also a need for the Missouri and Illinois needy and un-employed to play catch-up on their home heating bills from last winter. The need to support our charity and utility check-off types is greater than ever. We need your support. Too many needy families have temporarily fallen on hard times. They too need the same wholesome opportunities of having a healthier, safer and warmer winter. Help us Pass the Buck! When you give to our winter or summer not-for-profit charity, keep in mind that we are an all-volunteer diverse effort. All administrative costs necessary to run the programs are donated by our board members, so that every dollar you give goes directly to the qualified needy people. Very few charities can make this claim. We partner with more than 14 area social service and community action agencies in about 17 Missouri and Illinois counties, including the City of St. Louis to screen qualified applicants. If you wish to give - please do so, by reviewing three safe options listed below: Thank you!