St. Louis Auto Stop Donates $5,000 to SLPS Students-in-Transition Office
From left: Linda Riekes, SLPS development and partnership officer; Deidra C. Thomas-Murray, SLPS homeless coordinator and foster care liaison; Drew Young, St. Louis Auto Stop general sales manager; Mary Armstrong, president of AFT St. Louis; Stacy Clay, SLPS deputy superintendent of Student and Support Services
Many thanks to St. Louis Auto Stop for its generous $5,000 donation to the St. Louis Public Schools Students-in-Transition (SIT) Office. The donation was arranged by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) St. Louis, Local 420.
The SIT Office, headed by SLPS Homeless Coordinator and Foster Care Liaison Deidra C. Thomas-Murray, MSW, LMSW, provides support to the District’s homeless and foster care students. SIT’s mission is to efficiently and effectively identify homeless students and provide support for academic success (tutoring, free meals, uniforms/clothing, counseling, transportation, mentoring, coats, school and hygienic supplies).
Drew Young, general sales manager, and Randy Graham, sales consultant—both of St. Louis Auto Stop—and Ms. Mary Armstrong, president of AFT St. Louis, presented Ms. Thomas-Murray, the entire SIT staff, and Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services Stacy Clay with the check. They intend to use the donation to brighten the holidays for many needy families.