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KVFL Fall 2015 Update

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Kids Vision for Life-St. Louis had a highly successful 2015 fall semester. Over the last five months KVFL has visited more schools and served more students than ever before. KVFL's fall 2015 statistics:

  • 62 schools visited
  • 20,327 students received a vision screening
  • 2,601 students received an eye exam
  • 2,182 students were prescribed glasses

ARCHS is excited to be a KVFL partner as the program grows and provides services to more schools and area students.

ARCHS' FY 2015 Audit

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Independent auditors have given ARCHS a "no opinion issued" or "clean" audit for the 14th consecutive fiscal year. ARCHS' FY 2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) financial audit was reviewed and approved by ARCHS' Board of Directors at the December 9, 2015 meeting.

Issuance of "no opinion" means an auditor, upon review of an organization's financial statements and accompanying notes, concluded that the financial  tatements and accompanying notes are presented fairly, conform to generally accepted accounting principles, and fairly represent the true financial picture of the organization.

"These audits assure ARCHS' funders and partners that the organization is responsibly and properly managing the resources assigned to us," said ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough. "Our accounting controls ensure we are able to fund and enhance the delivery of more than 18 education and social service programs that annually improve the lives of more than 90,000 St. Louisans."

For the sixth consecutive year, ARCHS has also successfully completed a federal A-133 audit for its work with federal funding. An A-133 audit is required for any organization that expends more than $500,000 in a year in funding from the federal government.

During FY 2015, ARCHS had a $16.5 million impact on the region. Within that number, $6.3 million were grants and other revenues, and $10.2 million were funds/resources secured by ARCHS' education and social service program partners.

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