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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Coalitions

Mission: Circle of Light Associates (C.O.L.A.) is a non-profit organization located in the Baden community. C.O.L.A. was formed with the commitment, desire, and dedication to enrich the lives of individuals and serve the less fortunate families in the St. Louis area by providing services in child/adult care, education, job readiness, catering, transitional housing, and social awareness.

Target demographics: everyone

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people within the inner city of St. Louis

Geographic areas served: Saint Louis

Programs: GED, Drug Support and Recovery, Catering, Elderly Care, Grass Roots Food Panty, Teen Awareness, Victory Garden, Scholarships, Mentor and Tutoring, Day Care Services, ETC.

Community Stories

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

COLA is far from your average non-profit organization. The spiritual standpoint is unbelievable, it has lifted countless heads, and changed many lives. The "Teen Awareness" program is one of COLA organizations that broadens teens horizons, by introducing the teens to people, places, and activities outside their comfort zone. COLA's childcare doors are always open and the director is heavily involved with making sure everythings going according to all guidelines. The pantry is always open taking care of the needy, also providing them with clean clothes. The list go on, not to mention proper etiquette classes for all employees are a must. COLA go beyond to make sure that ones affiliated with this organization is allowing their light to show. I've been welcomed with open arms, and offered help with things I may need assistance with. I am forever great fully.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I think this is a good organization and I love being a part of this cause

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cola has been a great help in the community.....striving to save young people. Working to help families stay together and rebuild their lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people within the organization are nice, professional and always there when the community needs something.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of donating my time to take photographs of the different auxiliaries within this organization. They were attempting to get information updated and things like that. I was pleasantly surprised. This organization did so much for so many different people, from children to the elderly. I started off donating my time now I spend time sending people there to get some genuine help. I absolutely love this organization and what it stands for. I will work with them in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Circle of Light Associates Non Profit is a helpful community organization with an emphasis on the underserved, although anyone can benefit from their programs. The volunteers really care about the people they are helping.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. Many family's has benefited from the grass roots pantry and the clothing that's available to everyone. Anything they have they are definitely willing to share..

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Volunteered with COLA one day when i was on vacation from work. I was amazed to see how involved they are in so many different communities. I watched them donate a house full of furniture to a family having to start all over. Most of all i was impressed by how many young people come together to make their missison possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit organization has helped me in many ways. I am blessed to have them in my life. They are always positive and they see to people getting the help they need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Circle of Light Associates Non Profit Organization has many different programs for the community. The goal is to help anyone in need. I appreciate the members because they have the heart to help by donating their time and monies. They are dedicated. I would recommend COLA to anyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit has a mission to help anyone who is in need of help, with a specific focus on the underserved youth. The members have compassionate hearts and will work hard to make a difference. Circle of Light Associates has made a difference in so many lives!

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