Monsanto has a long history of providing generous support to the St. Louis region, donating approximately $9 million last year and more than $97 million since 2000. Now is your chance to vote for the St. Louis area non-profit projects you think Monsanto should support.
Almost 160 St. Louis area non-profits, including Sunnyhill, have submitted entries into Monsanto’s Grow St. Louis contest. Public voting will determine the top three winners of $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 grants from Monsanto.
You are invited to www.stlgrown.com to vote for Sunnyhill Adventures. You can vote 1 time per day until April 22. So vote daily!
Our project entry is called Sunnyhill Adventures - you can read more about it below.
This is an opportunity for all St. Louisans to have a voice in choosing projects they think will most help Grow St. Louis. We hope you’ll support us by voting for our entry – and spread the word to all your friends and family members to vote for us, too!
Have you ever climbed a 50 foot Alpine tower? Nicki has. She may spend most of her days in a wheel chair. She may struggle to clearly speak her own name, but with a rope and a guide and courage and will, she got of her chair and climbed halfway to the top. There was never a more radiant smile, never a more enthusiastic thumbs up than she gave that day. Sunnyhill Adventures created an opportunity for Nicki to grow, and over 500 campers with physical and developmental disabilities from the St. Louis area were given similar opportunities to grow last summer.
Sunnyhill Adventures is only one part of Sunnyhill Inc. The agency also provides residential services for over 230 people with developmental disabilities. Some of those services are designed to assist clients to live independently. They might include help finding a job, securing an apartment, developing a budget and using public transportation. All of those "help" enable people to gain confidence and skills and live the lives they choose. Those who require more extensive care also are given opportunities to learn and grow through our camp and educational programs-Sunnyhill Adventures and Sunnyhill U.
At Sunnyhill, care is more than just meeting our clients' physical needs it's about providing the opportunities to live lives of quality, reach their potential, make friends, look forward to special events and follow their dreams.