Gabriel Group is proud to announce The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home as its 2019 Pay-It-Forward recipient.
The mission of The Sparrow’s Nest is to empower young moms and their children to realize their full potential. As a nonprofit, The Sparrow’s Nest helps teen mothers who experience homelessness or abusive situations by providing them with shelter, resources and supplies. The program is open to any girl or woman 20 years of age or under who is currently expecting and/or parenting a child under the age of five. The Sparrow’s Nest supports those living at the maternity home during their entire pregnancy and up to a year after their baby is born.
Gabriel Group is now in its seventh year of selecting a local St. Louis-area charity to support in order to give back to its community and make a lasting impact on small organizations close to home. Each year, associates participate in a variety of fundraising activities such as potlucks, “bring your dog to work” weeks and numerous pay-to-play competitions. In January of the following year, Gabriel Group as a company presents a check to our partner organization in honor of our clients in lieu of a traditional Christmas gift.
Gabriel Group’s Pay-It-Forward initiative has been in place for the past 12 years. Throughout that time, the company has raised over $135,000 while partnering with nonprofits near and far in order to make a difference. Initiative examples include funding a new classroom at an early childhood education center in Zambia; supporting relief efforts following the tornado in Joplin; helping children suffering from abuse or neglect; partnering with an organization close to associates’ hearts after losing one of our own to ovarian cancer; fighting homelessness and hunger in the St. Louis area; supporting local veterans; and assisting schoolchildren to ensure they have the basic tools needed for learning.
As associate generosity has continued to increase year over year, Gabriel Group has committed to a 2019 Pay-It-Forward goal of $15,000. The year has already started off strong with dogs coming to visit the office for $10 each in January and a huge pool tournament turnout in February! Be sure to stay updated on all of Gabriel Group’s fundraising efforts on Facebook as we continue to break records and make a difference for The Sparrow’s Nest throughout the year!