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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- About the only time you ever hear the name Veiled Prophet is during its annual parade and Fair St. Louis but the V.P. Foundation is active throughout the year, doing good deeds never reported on the news.

The same is true of another group called the Royal Vagabonds, founded in the 1930’s by professional young men of color.

Right now you’re going to hear about both of them because they’ve joined forces to work on a community project. The Royal Vagabonds’ Claude Brown and the Veiled Prophet’s David Plufka tell us more.

Emerson and Zion Lutheran Church of Ferguson will spend Saturday, October 29th building a state-of-the-art playground at Zion Child Development Center in Ferguson, Missouri.

Funded by the four organizations as well as individual charitable donations made to the center through a GoFundMe campaign, The Veiled Prophet Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the VP organization providing funds for the Veiled Prophet’s Community Service Initiative.

During the past year these efforts have included 27 community service projects supported by 600 volunteers including the management of fair st. Louis and the VP Parade, a memorial for police officers in St. Louis police headquarters, more than 1,500 backpacks full of school supplies donated and delivered to Normandy School students and more!

The Royal Vagabonds Foundation generously funds inner-city education programs including a seventh grade reading program, the employment connection youth support program, and scholarship aid for area high school graduates among other endeavors.

What: Playground construction at Zion Child Development Center in Ferguson
Where: 123 Carson Road, Ferguson, Missouri 63135
When: Saturday, October 29, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.