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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

109 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Vernita Nevergiveup N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm very thankful for the services provided not only in the Baden area, but surrounding communities. If the need is there and resources are available many leave thankful. The food panty is helping many families as resources in the household becomes scarce. The people associated with this organinzation are professional and willing to go out of their way to make things happen. Although obtaining resources can be challenging, the volunteers never stops helping those in need. I also know that many have been helped with the educational opportunites provided throughout the years. We need more people to reach out in our communities and provide support for those that are willing to help... It's greatly needed in these times. Vernita

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best place to go if looking to be apart of something genuinely designed to help the public.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having a food pantry in the neighborhood really helps the whole community were we are able to get help in our own neighborhood instead of going to others for help it's like a 1 stop shop were you are able to get clothes and food all in 1 place place

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization with the well-being of the community as it's main focus. We need more organizations like this!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Circle of light daycare is the PERFECT place for your child/children...the director is awesome and very caring and loving....I have 5 children ages 11 months -9 years of age, they all attended/still attend circle of light daycare at a very young age the teachers treat the kids like their they own kids! They teah them everything they need to know before entering kindergarten I have 3 kids in school and they all are at the top of they classes and I give thanks to circle of light daycare I don’t know what I would do without you guys....Thank You

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never felt so complete, so thankful
for the love and spiritual advice that I have received from the Preacher and all of the members I have a better understanding of God’s purpose for my life

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization that is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This food pantry offers more than just food! They have household supplies, personal hygiene products, clothes, a loving caring environment, and a friendly staff. They also give great hugs and lots of love! Walking into the doors of this church you can feel peace in the air! I appreciate them for all they have done for my family in our time of need. I would highly recommend not only this pantry, as well as their church to anyone in need of any assistance.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place as truly been a blessing to me and my family. Every time I've need them , The Pastor Jeff Johnson Jr. I shown nothing but the and help to me. I can't thank him enough.

Cee J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

COLA has helped so many in need! When there is a place that you can come to for help it leaves a great impact. Food pantry, gentle clothing and all around encouragement is what the world needs everyday and it’s something that COLA provides! Will always appreciate a organization as such

Client Served

Rating: 5

C.OL.A is an excellent non-profit organization. Through its many programs (Transitional Housing Project, Grass Roots Food Pantry, Greater Achievers Learning Center, etc) it has reached out and helped thousands of families who otherwise would have been left destitute. I myself have been in need of different things and each time i reached out to C.O.L.A they rendered a helping hand. It also has given young people an opportunity to make an honest living and gain experience in several different fields. Without the support of C.O.L.A some of these same young people may have resorted to more shameful, and even illegitimate means of making ends meet. C.O.L.A will forever be a staple in the St Louis MO community, and with continued support it will reach out to other communities nationwide.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

C.O.L.A. is a great non-profit organization in the city of st.Louis. It has served over 10,000 families from It's grass roots food pantry and also has provided sufficient child care through it's Greater Achiever's Learning Center. C.O.L.A is an organization that has been a continuous help to the Baden community, the St.Louis area, and has the potential to benefit the entire nation.
I have learned a great deal by volunteering with C.O.L.A.

cjhite

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Love this organization has helped me out in so many ways at my lowest point in life it gave me life

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with COLA has been great. I have worked with several other non profits in the Saint Louis area. COLA stands out to me because it is the only SELF SUSTAINING non profit that I have worked with. Most other orgs have serveral sources of funding that come from outside vendors. They are willing to help anybody anytime anywhere.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This pantry is a blessing to the surrounding community and I am very thankful for it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is a life saver! They have many different programs that can help in all aspects of life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome experience everytime
Great business men. Well taught respectfull. Clean cut

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Awesome experience!! The attentiveness shown was more than I could ever ask for. The many services provided are truly a God send! I will definitely recommend to others in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely the BEST None profit organization!!!! COLA is all about helping and giving back to the community while spreading Love!

S.Bams

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Its great to still have non profit organizations like this in the community. The food pantry is one of many services provided and it offers so much to those in need. Keep up the great work COLA

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been around this originazation for quite sometime and I have nothing but positive things to say. I have watched each division of C.O.L.A grow and continue to help so many people in the area and community. They welcome the public with open arms and its always a pleasure to support them in anyway possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome organization! I have volunteered for almost 10 years and I am always in awe of all the resources they provide to the community. Great staff as well!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome non-profit!! Huge staple in the St. Louis community and the staff is great to work with!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Circle of Light Associates Non Profit continues to do great work in the community! I volunteer with the COLA STEM Initiative that teaches kids ages 4-14 about science, technology, engineering and Math, as well as social skills. I work with a great bunch of folks with the desire to help!

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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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