Who We Are & What We Do
We raise a glass and toast the mission of Peter & Paul Community Services (PPCS).
We are business leaders who care about solving homelessness in St. Louis. There are roughly 1,500-2,000 of our fellow human beings living on the streets of St. Louis in a typical year. Thousands more live on the edge of homelessness. Our help is changing lives and providing hope.
To that end, we raise awareness of issues that perpetuate homelessness and solutions that lessen the obstacles on the path to stability. We contribute needed funds to PPCS in the form of membership dues. In 2021 alone, we raised $86,000. Our dues go 100 percent to support the shelter, housing, and wrap-around services provided by PPCS. We gather our business leaders three times a year for cocktails after work from 5-7 p.m. at locally-owned bars and restaurants. That way it’s easy to stop in on the way home. Gatherings have a fun, social feel as you get to meet other business leaders in the community. Occasionally, we have an alderman or others to speak on homelessness. We also volunteer serving meals and encourage you to bring your family members to help. It’s a great feeling serving people who really need and appreciate the hospitality.
Interested in Joining?
Membership can be paid yearly or in automated monthly installments. Tax credits are available to offset this expense bringing your out-of-pocket expenses down to below 50 cents on the dollar. Please reserve your credits when joining or renewing membership to ensure adequate supplies for your needs and plan the timing of your donation. Dues range from $20,000-$5,000 depending on your capacity and interests.
Jay Shields & Peter Miller
Founders of Sons & Daughters of Soulard
Sons & Daughters of Soulard was conceived over a glass of beer between two old friends. The year was 2015. The friends had just had a life-changing experience serving meals to those in need at a program managed by PPCS in Soulard. Jay Shields, CEO of Schaeffer Manufacturing, and Peter Miller, a former financial services executive, felt compelled to do more.