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ARCHS' 2015 Holiday Giving Guide

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When you give to one of ARCHS' programs, you not only show your support for our community, but you directly impact the lives of vulnerable children and families. ARCHS' programs are designed to make a meaningful difference, providing state-of-the-art services and leveraging scarce resources.

As the holiday giving season approaches, please consider supporting one of ARCHS' programs via a tax-deductible donation. Your gift helps bring genuine and lasting change to those who need it most.

All of ARCHS' Giving Guide opportunities are examples of how ARCHS' partnerships assist people in effective ways of improving access to high-quality programs.

You can positively change a St. Louis area kid's life this holiday. You can't imagine how much your gift means to that family in need of a better future.

Thank you for your on-going support and commitment to improving the lives of the most vulnerable residents in our community.

Download ARCHS' Holiday Giving Guide

U.S. Treasury Highlights Partnership with ARCHS

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ARCHS' partnership with the U.S. Department of Treasury has been featured on a new federal website. For the past six months, ARCHS has been promoting the myRAprogram to its network of childcare centers. Through the partnership with ARCHS, the U.S. Treasury has been able to garner important information on ways to design a program for people without access to a retirement savings plan at work.

Read U.S. Treasury Feature Highlighting ARCHS

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Begins

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November 1 marked the launch of the third open enrollment period of the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, where uninsured Missourians can access quality, affordable health coverage options.

ARCHS invites the community to become better informed about:
• How to receive in-person help enrolling
• Find the best health plan to cover doctor's visits and prescription drugs
• Calculate tax credits that can lower health insurance costs
• Avoid having to pay a tax penalty.

ARCHS extends this invitation to community, faith-based, and small business leaders, employees in child care and social services industries, those who serve low-income families, and the general public.

The information blitz is sponsored by the Cover Missouri Coalition and extends through the close of open enrollment on January 31.

ARCHS is one of 700+ members of the Cover Missouri Coalition -- a project of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) that aims to reduce the rate of uninsured Missourians to less than five percent in the next five years. In August 2015, ARCHS was awarded a grant from MFH as part of a new push to help increase awareness among those who remain uninsured.

For more information on getting covered through the Marketplace, please call 1-800-466-3213 or visit covermissouri.org.

To request a supply of Cover Missouri Coalition educational materials to distribute to your clients, please contact ARCHS.

Preview Educational Materials

Fall 2015 Board News

Brian Dobbins (left), Chief Executive Officer of Aetna Better Health of Missouri and Sherrie Wehner (center), Consultant for EducationPlus, have been elected to ARCHS' Board of Directors. Board member Ronnie Robinson (right) has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel for the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis. September 2015.

ARCHS' 2015 STEAM Institute Recap

On Saturday, October 10, ARCHS hosted its 2015 S.T.E.A.M. Institute at Harris-Stowe University presenting innovative learning modules on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Over 200 area educators and child care professionals attended the event. The day started with a panel on fostering learning from cradle to career and where the future of educational programming will be heading. Sessions were well attended as education professionals gained clock hours as well as new insights.

A special thanks to Monsanto, Urban Sprouts, Simms Building Group, Stray Dog Theatre, SCOPE, Craft Alliance, Circus Harmony, St. Louis Science Center, United 4 Children, University of Missouri Extension, Neighborhood Houses, Mad Science St. Louis, The Magic House, Box Cars & One-Eyed Jacks, Really Big Coloring Books, and Money Smarts School of Finance for coming out to support our region's educational communities.

View photo gallery below.

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