Frank Leta Charitable Foundation Grants New Van to Midtown Community Services

Donation ensures clients have access to comprehensive social services

ST. LOUIS, MO. (June 18, 2019) – Thanks to a generous gift from the Frank Leta Automotive Family, families in need throughout the St. Louis region can better access critical social services provided by Midtown Community Services. This June, Frank Leta Acura and Frank Leta Honda donated a 2015 12-passenger transport van to Midtown to help the agency bring clients of all ages to and from its on-site programming.


This new van will be used across Midtown’s service offerings, including its Family PRIDE healthy baby program, afterschool programming for at-risk children ages five through 18, and its Summer Academy Day Camp, which kicks off its 30th season starting June 17.


Said Laura Lamb, executive director of Midtown, “So many of the families we serve are limited by transportation constraints. Our goal with this gift is to connect our neighbors to the Midtown programs they need, wherever they live in the region. Because of the Frank Leta Auto Group’s continued support of St. Louis nonprofits, we have the opportunity to serve even more families and individuals this year.”


“We created the Frank Leta Charitable Foundation to support causes exactly like Midtown Community Services,” said Steve Brown, operations manager. “Midtown provides so many great services to those in need within the St. Louis metro area, and we are thrilled that our donation of a vehicle will allow them to multiply their efforts.  We are honored to play even a small role in their worthy mission to assist low-income families within our community."

About Midtown Community Services – Midtown Community Services provides a wholesome, peaceful center where individuals, families and especially children from across St. Louis can be nurtured, supported and build community together. Midtown offers people access to connections and resources for realizing their value and full potential. 


About Frank Leta Automotive – The Frank Leta Automotive Family of Dealerships includes  Frank Leta Honda in O'Fallon, Mo., Frank Leta Acura in South County, and the Frank Leta Automotive Outlet in North County. Frank Leta opened his first dealership in 1965 selling Honda motorcycles, and over the next 50 years built his business on beliefs which are embodied in his company's mission statement. The mission of the Frank Leta Automotive Family is "to establish the benchmark for excellence in our industry by providing an exceptional vehicle purchase and ownership experience for our clients, fulfilling careers for our team, and generous support for our community." The promise to provide an exceptional client ownership experience and fulfilling careers for the Frank Leta Automotive team members is delivered through the day-to-day operations of the three dealerships. The commitment to provide "generous support" for the community is delivered through The Frank Leta Charitable Foundation, which donates safe and reliable transportation to those less fortunate in the St. Louis area.

Midtown Neighborhood Opportunities Corporation

D.B.A. Midtown Community Services

1202 S Boyle

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 534-1180

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