Charity Du Jour started as a change jar on a table in the Soccer Park parking lot before games as we sold scarves out of the trunk of a car. Little did we know what a monster it would become. Over the years we’ve steadily grown donations to a SiLLy amount. We’ve added sticker sales, Schlaffles and special merch sales- but the heart of CDJ is still just donations. Good people having fun at our pregame parties stopping in just to drop a few bucks in the collection for charities in our community. Giving back to make our city a little better. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This was a good first year in MLS both on and off the pitch and your donations helped us raise a bunch. Not a record, but still, pretty damn good. We look forward to doing more in the future as more people get to know about the CDJ & want to get involved. So without further ado, here are the totals raised for the 2023 CITY season.
$20,167 in donations at the Street Party
$10,082 in Prideraiser Pledges
$5,000 from STL CITY for our Prideraiser
$25,000 from a VERY generous Corporate donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
That’s a grand total of $60,249!!!
This year we helped the following charities:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society STL
SPENSA (Special Needs Soccer Association)
3 Little Birds 4 Life
The Women’s Safe House
The Josh Yaro Fund
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention STL
Most Valuable Teachers
Metro Trans Umbrella Group
The Trevor Project
SQSH (St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline)
Steve’s Hotdogs – Feed The People
The Bennett Project
STL Area Foodbank
Gateway to Hope
Also we want to give a special shoutout to the people that donated items to our Schlaffles this season that helped us raise more money. Schlafly Brewing, Well-Being Brewing, 2nd Shift Brewing, Nikco Sports, Stl Supporter Apparel, Arch Apparel, STL From Above, STL TIFO Group, Other CITY SGs and any others we may have missed.
Thank you everyone. As a drunk man once said, “We’re gonna do big things.” He was right.