Message from Sandy Sansavere, I Love Ferguson Chairwoman

We are a volunteer group of residents from Ferguson Missouri who have joined together in support of this wonderful community of choice for all people. We love Ferguson and it’s surrounding diverse communities and are committed to help support all residents, businesses, schools, churches and community events. We believe that  with God’s help, the people in any community can become the driving force for positive change. This change creates a stronger and more unified city. All things are possible if we all work together. We sell I heart Ferguson and Ferguson memorabilia. Also painting for Peace books and more, and now have merchandise in 58 countries and every state in the USA. Since 2014, the I Love Ferguson organization has donated over $143,000.00 to help rebuild businesses and support many local charities and community organizations. Thanks to all our volunteers and all the people from around the world who support us. Donations are always welcome. Peace and love to all. Like us on Facebook. Sandy Sansevere, ...

Second Annual Brian Fletcher Golf Tournament – July 22

Please join us for our Second Annual Brian Fletcher Charity Golf Tournament 4 Person Scramble SATURDAY, JULY 22 Florissant Golf Club 50 County Club Lane, Florissant, MO 63033 Phone: (314) 741-7444 Florissant Golf Club PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM To benefit I Love Ferguson, an all volunteer grassroots organization which supports schools, businesses, churches and community programs in the Ferguson area. I Love Ferguson has donated over $140,000.00 since August of 2014. Registration: 7:00 a.m. Shot Gun Start: 8:00 a.m. Cost: $75.00 per golfer $280.00 per foursome Price includes 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments, lunch and goodie bag Prizes for: Putting Contest, Closets to the Pin, Best Round and many more. Silent Auction will be held throughout the day. Mardi Gras theme after party. Sponsorship Opportunities GOLD SPONSOR $2000 2 Complimentary foursomes Company name and logo on sponsor board Hole sponsor on 2 tees Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags SILVER SPONSOR $1000 1 Complimentary foursome Company name and logo on sponsor board Hole sponsor on 2 tees Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags BRONZE SPONSOR $700 1/2 price on foursome Hole sponsor on 1 tee Company name and logo on sponsor board Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags BRONZE SPONSOR $500 Hole sponsor on 1 tee Company name and logo on sponsor board.  beverage cart and/or coolers Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags BEVERAGE SPONSOR $500 1/2 price on foursome Company name and logo on sponsor board, beverage cart and/or coolers Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags LUNCH SPONSOR $500 1/2 price on foursome Company...

First Annual Brian Fletcher Golf Tournament – July 30

Please join us for our First Annual Brian Fletcher Golf Tournament 4 Person Scramble SATURDAY, JULY 30 Normandie Golf Club 7605 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis MO 63133 Phone: (314) 862-4884 www.normandiegolf.com PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM To benefit I Love Ferguson, an all volunteer grassroots organization which supports schools, businesses, churches and community programs in the Ferguson area. I Love Ferguson has donated over $140,000.00 since August of 2014. Registration: 7:00 a.m. Shot Gun Start: 8:00 a.m. Cost: $70.00 per golfer $260.00 per foursome Price includes Golf, Cart, Refreshments, Snacks, Lunch & Goodie Bag  Prizes for: Closest to the pin, Longest Drive (men and woman), Putting Contest, Flight A, Flight B and Overall Champion. Sponsorship Opportunities GOLD SPONSOR $2000 2 Complimentary foursomes Company name and logo on sponsor board Hole sponsor on 2 tees Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags SILVER SPONSOR $1000 1 Complimentary foursome Company name and logo on sponsor board Hole sponsor on 2 tees Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags BRONZE SPONSOR $500 Hole sponsor on 1 tee Company name and logo on sponsor board Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags BEVERAGE SPONSOR $500 1/2 price on foursome Company name and logo on sponsor board, beverage cart and/or coolers Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags LUNCH SPONSOR $500 1/2 price on foursome Company name and logo on sponsor board Opportunity to provide branded gift items for goodie bags PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR $300 Company name and logo on sponsor board and putting hole LONGEST DRIVE SPONSOR $300 Company name and logo on sponsor board...
“Pumpkin Walk” keeps Halloween safe for Ferguson kids

“Pumpkin Walk” keeps Halloween safe for Ferguson kids

The “I Love Ferguson Committee” is hosting the second annual “Pumpkin Walk” for Ferguson children to celebrate Halloween. The event was created to offer a safe daytime trick-or-treat activity The  “Pumpkin Walk,’ set for October 25 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. through the Old East Ferguson area.  Several local churches will be asked to help again this year and we are asking for volunteers to escort children and hand out candy. Homeowners in the Old Ferguson East neighborhood will once again be asked to place “Open for Halloween” signs on their lawns to welcome the children. The signs were generously donated by Scott Newger, president of Ferguson-based Newger Materials.  Homeowners will be given candy if needed to distribute.  Candy and signs will be available for pick up at the I love Ferguson Store at 299 South Florissant  Rd. starting October 19th.  To volunteer call the store at 314-254-7400.  Volunteers are also needed to put in the signs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details and meeting places, please visit http://iloveferguson.com or e-mail ilovefergusoncommittee@gmail.com WHERE: Old Ferguson East neighborhood WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 25th-4...
Why do YOU love Ferguson?

Why do YOU love Ferguson?

We asked folks to share why they love Ferguson & the responses were overwhelming and simply wonderful. We wanted to share them here for you. We commemorated a few of them in graphic form on our Facebook page & we will share them here as well. Please share them far & wide so people can see why YOU love Ferguson. Scroll through the responses below!   Post by I Love...
TAP TAKEOVER: Friday Beer Tasting Event to Benefit Ferguson Small Businesses

TAP TAKEOVER: Friday Beer Tasting Event to Benefit Ferguson Small Businesses

Join us this Friday night at Cugino’s in Florissant starting at 6 p.m. for a beer tasting event that will benefit I Love Ferguson Committee, helping small businesses recovery in Ferguson. Six Row Brewing Company is organizing the event in collaboration with Ferguson Brewing Company, La Cosecha Coffee Roasters and Cugino’s Italian Bar and Grill. Both breweries have collaborated with the Maplewood coffee roaster to create a coffee-styled beer. Taste their new creation and others at the “Tap Takeover” event this Friday at January 9 at 6 p.m. Thank you to our friends at Six Row, Ferguson Brewing, Cosecha Coffee and Cugino’s! Cugino’s Italian Restaurant 1595 U.S. 67 Florissant, MO 63031 Click here for directions. MORE ON THIS EVENT AT FOX...

I Love Ferguson to Present $50,000 to ReInvest North County

Update: Sunday, December 21, 2014 WONDERFUL NEWS! I LOVE FERGUSON will present a $50,000 check to ReInvest North County this coming Tuesday, December 23rd, at 11:00am at 299 South Florissant Rd. A press release will go out Monday morning. I ask you to please join us for this special presentation. Incredibly since last month when I Love Ferguson donated its third $5,000 check, more tragedy struck. Due to additional unrest after the grand jury’s decision many more businesses had their windows broken, were looted or totally destroyed by fires. The destruction was unbelievable. However, since then there is great news. Private citizens and small companies have responded. The I Love Ferguson Store has seen growth beyond belief. Outright donations and sales of I Love Ferguson items has surged these last several weeks. Requests for items have come from all over, including foreign countries. People from all walks of life showed up to clean and board up the windows. Boarded windows now display some of the most incredible artwork from talented volunteers. A Children’s Book, 2015 Calendars and post cards are being assembled and produced showcasing the artwork to raise additional funds for those affected. We are pleased to announce that with this additional $50,000 check, this will bring our total donated so far to $65,000. Many more mom and pop / independent businesses will receive some much needed relief during this holiday season. We will continue our 501(c)3 fund raising efforts as long as there is a need and we have the volunteers needed to run the I Love Ferguson Store. Look for more auctions of local celebrities and...
Hope, after five days of pain

Hope, after five days of pain

By Kurt Greenbaum I cannot presume to add anything new to the conversation about Ferguson, Mike Brown, Darren Wilson, racial inequity or white privilege. I can only share a small slice of a morning, five days after a grand jury said no to charges against the city police officer. All I can do is share a small slice from a nippy early Saturday morning at the I Love Ferguson center on South Florissant. The morning saw a gathering of people from throughout Ferguson and other area communities for an open house. I met an 80-year-old woman who looked like she was in her 60s, pleased to tell me about her 78 years living in Ferguson, with a broad smile on her face. I met a 15-year resident of the city who said the way I could help was simple: Spend money in Ferguson. That’s a pretty simple request. Mission accomplished, with more to come. The early morning chill gave way to a sunny and warm late morning, as the street soon came alive with artists from around the region who had gathered to “Paint for Peace” along the boarded up storefronts. With paint, brushes and other supplies contributed by ArtBar in St. Louis, artists fanned out to adorn the plywood affixed to the storefronts along Florissant Avenue — a way to beautify something that by its mere existence is not beautiful. The message was simple: Strive for messages of peace in your artwork. Many of those storefronts had already been painted; they’re among the photos that are part of the Facebook gallery you should be able to see here....

WOW $35,000 raised in one week

Update: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 WOW $35,000 raised in one week! You probably have noticed that I have gone silent since last Monday night. Quite frankly, I have been so busy, I could not respond. We have all been devastated by what we saw and heard that evening. I have spoken to any media that would let me speak. I defended our city with every fiber of my being. I could not believe this was really happening to our beloved community. Epic failure, except for our local government. Our community was promised that we would be protected by the National Guard and State Highway Patrol. We were instead ignored for hours. I don’t care what excuse Governor Nixon eventually comes up with. He failed as a leader in a time of crisis, plain and simple. I believe a person’s true character rises or sinks during extreme pressure. Mr. Nixon is finished as an elected official as far as I am concerned. NOW the great news. The people have responded and are responding. We have raised over $35,000 since last Monday night. The destruction and looting was so massive it will take millions upon millions of Dollars to rebuild. Rebuild we will. I guarantee it. We have the spirit and character to survive and grow even stronger. We will rebuild West Florissant. We will insist on aid from the State and Federal Government. I believe in this community. No more time for tears; we must get to work. God bless Ferguson and North County and give us strength! I want to introduce Ms. Danni Eickenhorst. She has agreed to help market...
Hope & Healing: Images from Ferguson

Hope & Healing: Images from Ferguson

This weekend, local graphic designer and photographer, Michael Kilfoy of Studio X, volunteered his time and talent to memorialize the hope and healing seen in downtown Ferguson. Volunteers from the Paint for Peace project turned boarded up businesses into works of art and clearly spread the message that love will win. Below are a few of the images he was able to capture. To see the full album, visit our Facebook...