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David & Gloria Fissell
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Be Someone Who Makes Someone Else Look Forward to Tomorrow!Welcome from the DGF Care & Outreach Team! We're so glad you stopped by . . . .

The David & Gloria Fissell Foundation was created by David (Dave) Fissell in memory of his loving wife, Gloria Fissell, who passed away on July 26, 2014.

Our motto and guiding principles can be summed up in one simple phrase—DGF Cares!

We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and Missouri nonprofit corporation, headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri. The David & Gloria Fissell Foundation is dedicated to helping nursing home residents in need of assistance in the St. Charles County, Missouri area. Currently we are primarily assisting five (5) St. Charles County nursing homes/assisted living facilities comprised of approximately 520 residents; this includes mostly senior citizens and some disabled individuals. Our goal is to improve the lives of these people by providing things that they need (such as healthy food, warm, comfy blankets, socks, specialty pillows for medical and rehab needs, and personal care items—such as lip balm and hand lotions/creams), as well as things that will add enjoyment to their lives (such as large print books, magazines, crossword puzzles, word searches, coloring books, art supplies, playing cards, board games, movies, music, outings, and special events). Often nursing home residents have very limited income and mobility, and really appreciate even small things that many of us take for granted.

DGF is truly dedicated to its mission. We consistently seek to improve and refine what we do, as we continue to add to the lives of our residents!
Our current focus is to provide the following items for nursing home residents in need: warm, comfy blankets and socks, reading material, crossword puzzles, word searches, and coloring books, fresh fruit and fruit cups, yummy snacks and favorite beverages, and a variety of baked goods and desserts. In addition, we are treating residents to special meals and snacks, such as pizza delivery and favorites from local food establishments. We love to plan special events, such as the upcoming November and December "Resident Appreciation Days" for the five (5) homes we assist.

During the 2016 baseball season, DGF secured two "Days at the Ballpark," where our residents and some of their dedicated support staff enjoyed a major or minor league baseball game. The first game was on Sunday, August 28th in O'Fallon, Missouri, with the energetic and hardworking River City Rascals minor league team. The second game was on Thursday, September 29th with the AWESOME St. Louis Cardinals baseball team! We hope to BLESS residents with outings such as these as often as possible, each season!

Spending time with seniors and disabled individuals, as well as providing gifts and special prizes, helps these folks know that they still matter—and are truly cared about and NOT forgotten! Residents enjoy reading material, puzzles, word searches, card games, and good old-fashioned board games! Movies—including classics and personal favorites, as well as new releases—are a hit! In addition, seniors and disabled persons enjoy a wide variety of music, local entertainers, and special holiday and year-round events.

We provide prizes to residents who win nursing home-sponsored board games, and are privileged to BLESS residents with haircuts, gift certificates, and birthday/holiday treats and presents. It's our goal to add JOY to the lives of seniors and disabled individuals and put smiles on their faces—each and every day!

Please see our January 12, 2018 article in the Ladue News, entitled "Bringing Sunshine and Joy" Click here for details.

Please see our November 2, 2015 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, entitled "A wife's dying wish sends St. Charles man on a mission: David Fissell has started [a] foundation to help brighten [the] days of nursing home residents." Click here for details.

Spring is in the air! Please click here to donate to the DGF Foundation for our Spring Promise Outreach Drive! Thank you for your generous support! Click here for a downloadable flyer in pdf format.

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The DGF Foundation is also on Facebook. Please visit, Like, and Share our Community page by clicking here and check out our Founder's page by clicking here.

We currently help nursing home residents (including senior citizens and disabled individuals) in the St. Charles County, Missouri area, but hope to expand this throughout the St. Louis metro area, as funds and volunteer efforts permit. Hopefully, we will also be able to expand our assistance to the Springfield, Missouri area, and beyond.

Legal Information: The David & Gloria Fissell Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and Missouri nonprofit corporation, headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri; our date of formation is March 11, 2016. The following individuals serve as our Board of Directors: David D. Fissell, President & Treasurer; Cynthia A. Rosado, Vice President; and Gina Arcobasso, Secretary.


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