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What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a national online giving campaign occurring on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as a way to begin the giving season and give back to the causes and issues that matter to you. This year, #GivingTuesday takes place on November 30th, 2020.

By participating in #GivingTuesday, you can spread awareness and give back. Your donation to Emmaus will allow us to continue to ensure a high quality of life for men and women with disabilities in the greater St. Louis community!

An Essential Employer…

Emmaus Team Member Marissa with Emmaus Client

“I get what I want. If I need personal stuff like toothpaste or medicine or something, they  (Emmaus) get it for me,” says Lisa, someone we support.

Emmaus is an essential employer in your community. This means that there are no off-days for the work we do. We are there for our clients 24/7. Without your help, Lisa and others won’t have the resources they need to live their daily life.

An Investment in the Lives of Others…

Emmaus Team Member Natasha with Emmaus Client

“I get most of the things I want and do things I enjoy doing. Like watching tv, decorating during holidays, going to the mall, and writing to my sister in my notebook,” says Lisa.

A gift to Emmaus is an investment in the life of Lisa and others who need you. Without your generosity, Lisa and others we serve have limited opportunities to do activities that they enjoy.

An Industry Leader…

Emmaus Team Member Cindy with Emmaus client Heather

“My friends and family support Emmaus because they like the organization. They trust Emmaus because they know it (Emmaus) takes care of me,” says Lisa.

Emmaus Homes is an industry leader. Your gifts to Emmaus will pave the way to a higher quality of life for people living with developmental disabilities. Without you, Lisa and others won’t have the resources they need to live their daily life. Because without Emmaus, it would be hard for Lisa to live independently just like you.

A Mission Driven Organization…

Emmaus team member Michael sitting with Emmaus Client

“Emmaus helps me with everything I need. I always get the things I want to live my best life,” says Lisa.

Without an organization that’s passionate about making Lisa the author of her own life, she and others who need Emmaus may get lost in the shuffle.

People with developmental disabilities can even face negative outcomes without the right support. And we can’t provide that support without your gift.

More Ways to Get Involved

Facebook fundraisers make it easy to support the causes that are important to you. To create a fundraiser for Emmaus, click here or follow these steps:


  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click Raise Money.
  3. Select Nonprofit or Charity.
  4. Select a charitable organization, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  5. Click Create.

Maximize Your Impact with Our Matching Gift

Help us raise $5,000, to be matched by a retired United Church of Christ pastor and his spouse who have been long-time supporters of Emmaus and believe strongly in the important services Emmaus offers.

Photo of Emmaus Client, Carl, Smiling

Become a MomentMaker

At Emmaus, we know our supporters deeply believe in our work. But it can be tough to budget for charitable donations or remember to give. Life has enough hassles- giving to a cause you believe in should be easy.

That’s why Emmaus has a recurring donation tool to make it easy for you to provide consistent, quality services for more than 270 people living with developmental disabilities. Emmaus monthly donors help us provide enriching moments all year long, so we fondly call them MomentMakers.

As a MomentMaker, you will enjoy:

  • An exclusive Emmaus MomentMaker t-shirt.
  • Hassle-free monthly donations.
  • A courtesy reminder before your donation is processed.
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately.
  • An annual statement provided for tax purposes.
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time.

Stop wishing you were doing more and help people with developmental disabilities take control of their lives. Become a MomentMaker today.

It’s easy to sign up.

  1. First, go to our simple, secure online donation form.
  2. Next, choose your monthly donation amount. Any amount will help the clients we serve.
  3. Then, provide your contact info, your payment method and any optional details (such as shirt size).
  4. Click the donate button.

Need help or have additional questions?

We’re here to help. Reach out to Ashley Panhorst at 636.534.5218 or panhorstashley@emmaushomes.org

Donate Today

In this era of Covid-19, it is clear that quality matters more than ever. For people with disabilities, it is more important than ever to know that someone will always be there when they need it most. That’s what your gift will do today.

Your Impact

Redefining Work That Matters

Redefining Work That Matters

Emmaus Direct Support Lead, Natasha, has recently given the phrase “Work That Matters” a whole new meaning at Emmaus. Natasha is always excited to teach valuable lessons to Brad and all of his housemates she supports. Her passion led to a fantastic idea that would teach Brad and his housemates how to love, share, and give to those who are less fortunate through an unforgettable experience.

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A Calling From God

A Calling From God

People of faith often refer to their work as a “calling from God,” reflecting God’s invitation and initiative to include them in God’s redemptive work in the world. Joyce Golian is one of those who understands her daily work as being a divine calling. Joyce has been an Emmaus Direct Support Professional for just over a year, and her “road” to Emmaus involved faith, trust, and assurance in God.

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Tech That Matters

Tech That Matters

Technology has always lent a helping hand for people with disabilities. Without it, Pat and many of our other clients could not grow to become more independent or connect with their loved ones. The technology that Pat uses on a daily basis has given him the chance to do routine tasks on his own. Since Pat uses a wheelchair, being able to do things for himself through limited movement or with the control of his voice is essential for his personal growth.

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