Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kim Massie @ McDonald's May Day Blues Fest

2009 Annie Malone May Day Parade

Watch the 2009 May Day Parade Video on STL Today Video:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Annie Malone Announces Grand Opening of Annie M’s Seventh Story Café at the Carnahan Building Café to offer Breakfast and Lunch items in spacious Cafe

St. Louis, MO – Just when people were getting use to having good and reasonably priced food for breakfast and lunch at City Hall, Annie M. strikes a new chord. On Tuesday, December 9, in the Carnahan Building located at 1114 Market Street on the seventh floor, a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 10:30 a.m. will mark Annie M’s Seventh Story Café’s grand opening. This Café will conveniently offer breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Its spacious surroundings will allow the public to learn more about services, programs, events, and volunteer opportunities offered through Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center.

Annie M’s Seventh Story Café is a part of an entrepreneurial endeavor of Annie Malone, a social service agency that has served St. Louis for over a century. The Café is an extension of Annie Malone’s on-going food and catering service, Annie M. Fine Cuisine. Annie M. Fine Cuisine also caters lunches, dinners, receptions and special events for individuals, area businesses and corporations.

A portion of the Café’s proceeds will be used to offset the costs of Annie Malone’s programs and services. Annie Malone serves more than 800 children and families, annually, through its residential treatment program, therapeutic school (Emerson Academy), transitional living program, early learning center and respite care services.

“The support we hope to gain from our customer base will help us fulfill our mission of providing quality services to children and families,” said Richard L. King, Chief Executive Officer of Annie Malone. “In this economic climate we feel blessed to be able to grow our café business and look forward to building positive relationships with our customers,” he declared.

In hopes to satisfy everyone’s appetites working and visiting in the building, the menu will include fresh brewed coffee, an assortment of baked delights, fruit, hot and cold breakfast items, deli sandwiches, wings, salads, home-made soups, assorted beverages and snacks. The menu will also include a ‘Specialty of the Day’. “I am extremely happy that we are opening up our second café at the Carnahan Building. We hope to provide a food service that pleases our customers and affords an opportunity for some of our adolescents to learn the business,” stated King.

Currently, Annie M. Café at City Hall continues to offer a variety of foods on the lower level of City Hall. Both cafés will be open for service Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Breakfast is served 7:30 am to10:00 am and lunch is available 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. For more information, please call (314) 531-0120. Interviews and photos are welcome.

Ameren UE Presents $1,000 Check to Annie Malone

St. Louis, MO – On Monday, December 15, 2008, Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center received $1,000 from Ameren UE, the largest electric utility company in Missouri and the second largest in Illinois, providing energy services to 2.4 million and one million natural gas customers.

Annie Malone is one of several non-for profit organizations that Ameren UE has contributed to from St. Louis City to St. Charles County. “We like to contribute to those in our community,” said Gene Unverfehrt, Ameren’s Archview Division Manager. “You can’t go wrong when you help children and Annie Malone does a great job,” stated Patrick Smith, Ameren’s Archview Division Superintendent. Donations and contributions from businesses, organizations, and private individuals continue to help Annie Malone provide care for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center serves more than 800 children and families annually, through its Residential Treatment Program, Therapeutic School (Emerson Academy), Transitional Living Program, Early Learning and Respite Care Center, Annie M. Café at City Hall, and the new Annie M’s Seventh Story Café in the Carnahan building. Each year Annie Malone celebrates its historic legacy with a weekend of events. It is host to one of the largest and oldest African-American parade celebrations in the nation, the Annie Malone May Day Parade.

2009 Soiree Masquerade Invitation - Annie Malone Honors Child Advocates at its Annual Soiree Masquerade & Silent Auction (Friday, May 15 - May Day Wee


Soiree Masquerade & Silent Auction

Honoring Child Advocates

Celebrating Theme: Connecting Families

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway

St. Louis, MO 63108

(Khorasson Room)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Silent Auction begins at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner & Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

$75 per person/$750 per table of ten

Black Tie Affair

Decorative Masks Encouraged


Monday, December 31, 2007

Posting From CEO | Reflection

As I reflect on the variety of efforts and activities undertaken my our agency in 2007,  I am remain thankful for the support of this wonderful community that sees Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center as an essential part of it. Nothing we do could happen without community support.

There was a wonderful outpouring of love and support during our Annual May Day Events.  This year there were well over 115 thousand spectators and participants for our series of events.

We responded to a proposal, from the State of Missouri, to provide transitional living services to young people leaving the foster care system and were successful in winning one of several contracts.  Despite the vandalism that slowed our progress, we able to ready ourselves to receive and work with young people (ages 16-21) who strive to be independent and productive citizens in our community.

Although difficult, our agency made the wise decision to reorganize our resources and moved our Residential Program to the Prince Hall building on Newstead and Carter.  Our Day Care Program is housed in the opposite wing of that building and allows our children to reside in a more family like environment.

Later in the year, Annie Malone successfully completed an extensive examination of its operating systems, policies, programs, and compliance with best practice standards.  The Council on Accreditation (COA), which conducted the evaluations, attests to the standards of excellence for over 1,000 private and public organizations representing more than 6,000,000 children and families in the United States and Canada.  We are proud to have earned reaccreditations thru 2010!

We are also proud to announce that our agency is the current operator of the cafeteria on the lower level of the St. Louis City Hall.  Annie M. Café at City Hall celebrated its grand opening October 15, 2007.  This entrepreneurial opportunity is expected to provide work experience for some in our transitional living program, position our agency for greater community visibility and increase revenue toward programs and services. 

Our development department expanded in one case and introduced in another, two new components to the giving opportunities at Annie Malone.  We expanded our Court of Honor Giving Campaign.  Thanks to the rendering of our historic building, erected as the St. Louis Colored Orphans Home, we now have a limited number of beautiful pen and ink prints to offer those making leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to this campaign.  Just as exciting, we formally introduced the Power of 57 Cents Campaign.  This campaign challenges all our supporters to examine how they spend 57 cents each day for 365 days and encourages them to donate that amount to Annie Malone.  Most are surprised to learn that adds up to be $208 dollars a year!

We look forward to another year of caring for our children and thank you for supporting Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center. 


Richard L. King

Richard L. King, MSW, ACSW