The RalphCares Program

The Mission

The mission of Ralphcares is to improve the lives of children in our community.

What We Do

We give care bags to children filled with items they need such as toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste and more.

Where We Do It

The Program currently takes place at the 

  1. Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry  (St. Louis County)
  2. Affinia Healthcare  (St. Louis City)
  3. Coast Community Health Center (Mid Oregon Coast)

The RalphCares bags will be distributed to thousands of children annually. The foundation projects to provide nearly 30,000 bags by the end of 2019 since inception. Program will have distributed 10,000 bags by the end of 2018.

November 2017  launch at Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry (our fouding partner)

August 2018 program  with  Affinia Healthcare rolls out with two back to school health fairs

September 2018 rolls out with Coast Community Health Center

Why We Do It? To Remember: Ralph Gabriel Raskas.

RALPHCARES Dental Hygiene For Children

Ralph Raskas was a remarkable young man who left us too soon, passing away in 2016 at the age of twenty.  When Ralph was in high school, he went on a medical mission to Nepal. Ralph was dismayed to learn how little children knew about dental hygiene. He was generally concerned about their health and well-being. Out of wisdom came understanding as Ralph found himself fulfilled teaching Nepalese children how to brush and care for their teeth.

Ralph was deeply touched by the hardships experienced by children in need whether abroad, or here in his hometown of St. Louis. His father created the Ralphcares program to remember Ralph and to continue where Ralph left off by providing dental care products to children. I assume Ralph is smiling knowing  that his legacy and purpose continues through the Ralphcares Program.