The BackStoppers, Inc.

The BackStoppers® provides ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives in the line of duty.


In addition to our mission of supporting the families of fallen heroes, BackStoppers provides assistance to
first responders who suffer a catastrophic injury performing their duty.


Deaths from natural causes, illnesses, or injuries are outside the organization’s scope.

Learn more about our most recent event benefiting The BackStoppers

Got Your SIx

Their Mission: 

Got Your Six Support Dogs supports veterans and first-responders who have risked their lives to serve our country. To help those who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as sexual trauma, Got Your Six Support Dog’s goal is to place trained PTSD service dogs with veterans and first-responders at no cost to help them heal from the psychological stress of war and duty through the compassion and healing power of their loyal 4-legged companions.

the Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto

Their Mission:


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsoble citizens.

Riverbend Humane Society

There's a new animal welfare organization in the Jersey County-Riverbend Area!
Founded in 2005, The Riverbend Humane Society is a non-profit organization that operates The Riverbend Animal Shelter, just south of Jerseyville, where a no-kill policy gives homeless animals a chance to live out their lives and find loving homes. The Hope for Animals Resale Shop and Grooming Parlor in Wood River raise funds to keep the shelter running. The Riverbend Humane Society is supported entirely by funds from the resale shop and grooming parlor, donations, and grants.

River Bend Pet Food Pantry

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Toys for Tots

Every Child Deserves a Little Christmas.

Senior Services Plus

Senior Services Plus is the "Leader in Aging" for the St. Louis area


We are a non-profit 501 C-3 United Way agency established to help enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living.


Our Mission:"To provide opportunities and resources to individuals as they age."


Vision for the future: “Everyone Aging Successfully” Providing services to seniors throughout the St. Louis area.


Three convenient Home Care locations: Belleville, Godfrey, and St. Louis.Headquarters: Alton, Illinois (Wellness Center and more!)Providing services to seniors in: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Madison County (IL), and St. Clair County (IL)

Bucket Brigade

The Bucket Brigade, co-sponsored by Pride, Inc., The Telegraph and Brod-Dugan/Sherwin Williams has been painting homes for area residents since 1988. The program matches volunteer teams with homeowners who are no longer able to maintain their homes without assistance. In order to qualify for the program, homes must be one-story, owner occupied residences. Most of the homeowners that benefit from this program are seniors who simply cannot handle such a huge job alone. Other recipients are those with physical or financial limitations that prevent them from doing the work. Volunteer teams complete the painting at no cost to the homeowner.

Alton Mainstreet

Downtown Alton

All over the country, towns and cities are looking back to their traditional downtowns as a great place to work, play, live and shop! Here in Alton, we are blessed with a unique turn of the century riverfront streetscape that has offered all those options for a long time.


With the completion the new Lincoln Lofts, there are over two dozen residential units downtown, with talk of more to come. Shopping options range from quality lifestyles shops to contemporary fashion. We've always been known as the place to party, and more fun bars and new restaurants are opening up all the time.

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Throughout the year...


Parrot Heads of the Riverbend tirelessly work to support the Riverbend community; helping raise much needed funds for great organizations.  Here are a few we have had the honor of supporting and had a blast doing it!

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