Helping others by getting the word out
On Saturday, March 23rd, United Services for Children will hold its 5th Annual Trivia Night at the St. Charles Borromeo David Dyer Center-601 N. 4th Street. St Charles, MO 63301.
Doors for the event open at 6 pm. Trivia begins at 7 pm.
Cost is $160/team of 8 people. Beer and soft drinks provided. Cash prizes, mulligans, silent auction, 505/50 raffles and more.
For more information call 636-926-2700 or visit www.unitedsrvcs.org
It is not too early to mark your calendars for Support Dogs’ Annual Winter Dance, featuring Sh-Boom. The dance will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Kirkwood Community Center. This is a great way to chase away those post holiday blues and get a group of family or friends together and have a great time! Admission is $20, which includes beer, soft drinks, and light snacks. And feel free to bring your own food and make it a party! This event is open seating – first come, first serve. The doors open at 6:15pm and the dancing begins at 7pm. And if Sh-Boom wasn’t enough, there will be raffles and a silent auction to add to the fun of the evening. Call the office today at (314) 997-2325 to reserve your spot and plan on joining us in 2013 – the event will be a rockin’ and rollin’ good time!
Support Dogs, Inc. is a national non-for-profit organization that offers dignity, hope and independence by providing highly skilled service dogs to individuals with disabilities and uniquely trained dogs to serve the community. Founded in 1981, the organization provides many services including an Assistance Dog program which matches people with various disabilities with a canine partner, a pet visitation therapy dog program called TOUCH (Therapy of Unique Canine Helpers), and a Paws For Reading program that places dogs in school. Support Dogs is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
Keller Williams Gives Thanks to the Police Department – Company Makes Thanksgiving Feast For Kirkwood’s Finest
Here’s a story of a local St. Louis franchise giving back to the community – kudos to Keller Williams for acknowledging the men and women of the Kirkwood Police Department.
Keller Williams Realty St. Louis in Kirkwood recently fed their local police department a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. The realty company cooked and delivered the entire meal to show its gratitude toward Kirkwood’s finest men and women.
Pictured from left to right are (first row) Keller Williams’team members including Judy Korn, Carolyn Tumminia, Becky Scherzer, Laurie Domke Goodfellow and Kathy Hatcher (second row) Keller Williams’ Andy Hannigan, Chief Jack Plummer, Officer Thomas O’Brien, Detective Tim Brand, Lt. Detective Scott Bailey, Detective Dave Smith, Sgt. Tim Dixon, Officer Adam Evers, Code Enforcement Officer Kathy Hawkins, Dispatcher Stephanie Newton, Officer Bob Bruhy, Records Clerk Sharon Smith, Court Clerk Judy Fore and Keller Williams’Pati Slay.
Non-Profit Pursues Vision Of Helping Less Fortunate
St. Louis, Mo. – Eye Care Charity of Mid-America (ECCOMA), formerly known as the Clarkson Eyecare Foundation, will hold its ninth annual “Bright Future Gala” fundraiser on Sat., Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. ECCOMA, which provides eye health services and products to needy children and adults, will hold its gala at the Kemp Auto Museum located at 16955 Chesterfield Airport Rd. in Chesterfield. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, and dancing to music by the band Project 3.
Proceeds will benefit the “Care Mobile”, a specially equipped van designed to bring vision care on the road before the end of 2012. ECCOMA, along with partner The Ronald McDonald House Charities, will operate this traveling clinic in areas that have been affected by poverty or natural disaster. The van will feature two comprehensive exam lanes and an optical dispensary to enable easy eye care for those in need.
In addition to the “Care Mobile”, ECCOMA offers a variety of programs including “World Vision”, a partnership with the Pujols Family Foundation to benefit the Dominican Republic; “LASIK for Physically Challenged”,which provides LASIK surgery to those with severe physical disabilities, and;“InfantSee”, which performs free exams to infants ages six to 12 months old for early eye treatment and disease detection. The organization operates two clinics at the Boys & Girls Club of Great St. Louis where free vision care and glasses are available to underprivileged children and adults.
Bill Jehling, chairman of ECCOMA, is deeply vested in the St. Louis area and helping those who cannot afford eye care services. “We created this organization in 2004 to benefit communities that need our assistance,” he said. “If you can’t afford eye treatment or care, then we make it happen.” Jehling worked at Emerson Electric in executive management for more than 20 years, as well as served as President/CEO at Clarkson Eyecare for 12 years.
Reservations are required, and space is limited. Tickets are $150 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Bill Jehling at (636) 778-1022 or visit the website at www.ECCOMA.org.
Have fun with your friends!
Come and show off your trivia skills!
Meet University of Missouri Extension Faculty, Staff and Council Members!
Cupcakes will be sold throughout the evening. Don’t miss out on the tasty treats and help raise funds for Extension programs.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m and Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. Drinks can be purchased at the cash bar, but feel free to bring food for your table.
Graphic Arts Banquet and Conference Center
105 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Table of 8 for $160.00
Individual for $20.00
Register online through PayPal – you don’t need a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card as a PayPal Guest.You may also pay by check or call 314-615-2911 to register by phone.
All proceeds benefit University of Missouri Extension St. Louis County programs.
All details for the event and a registration link can be found at
Antoinette “Toni” Temporiti was born and raised on The Hill in St. Louis, Mo. In 1975, she joined the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O’Fallon. In 2003, Sr. Toni Temporiti took a sabbatical from her congregation and traveled to Africa.
While on this trip, she and her fellow travelers would sit and share stories with the local women, and Sr. Toni realized that the women were concerned with the same problems that affect Americans: where would they get food for their families? Would their children be able to go to school? What if they or their children got sick?
When Sr. Toni returned to St. Louis, she was still affected by her experiences in Africa, but continued with her daily activities. She felt the need to do something, and so she did some research on the Internet and came across information about microfinancing. One afternoon, while eating at a restaurant in Clayton, Sr. Toni realized that for the cost of her lunch, a woman in Africa could get a loan to help her business.
In November 2006, Sr. Toni got the impetus to start MicroFinancing Partners in Africa through a conference she attended in Nova Scotia. While there, she met Ingrid Munro, founder of Jamii Bora Trust, and Mohammed Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank. Sr. Toni returned from the conference excited about the possibilities, and with the help of friends and colleagues, MicroFinancing Partners in Africa was founded.
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The International Rett Syndrome Foundation recently raised $65,000 at its fifth annual St. Louis Strollathon. More than 500 participants, which included 20 girls and women from Missouri and Illinois who have the disorder, joined in the one-mile family-friendly stroll at Tilles Park. All proceeds will fund Rett Syndrome research. Rett Syndrome (RTT), a genetic neurological disorder that occurs mainly in girls, affects more than 200,000 females worldwide. RTT strikes in early childhood and results in a regression leading to lifelong impairments including speech loss, hand use and mobility. RTT is often misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy and has no cure.
Mark your calendar’s now – next year’s walk is scheduled for Sat., May 4, 2013.
Places for People will host its 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September 21, at Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles. Each year, this tournament raises around $60,000 to support core mental health services for those in need.
The day will begin at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch. The fun four-person scramble, with contests and more, begins with a shotgun start at noon. The event concludes with a delicious buffet dinner, silent auction, raffle and awards presentation. The honorary chair of this year’s event is Dan McLaughlin. The event chair is Jim Fox.
The early bird entry fee of $800 per team ($200 per individual) is available until August 1. The early bird fee includes golf, lunch and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For a registration form, please visit the Places for People website at www.placesforpeople.org. Call 314.535.2310 to learn more about sponsorships and benefits.
ABOUT PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Founded in 1972, Places for People is a private, non-profit agency that provides innovative and effective mental health services to nearly 4,000 people annually. Places for People has expertise in serving people with multiple disorders (mental health, physical, substance abuse, trauma) and conducts extensive outreach efforts to serve people who would not seek services due to the severity of their illnesses.
Rainbow Village, a nonprofit organization that provides neighborhood homes for people with developmental disabilities, is hosting our third annual charity golf tournament, Chip In For Rainbow Village, in September. Rainbow Village currently owns more than 50 neighborhood houses in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, giving over 240 individuals with developmental disabilities a safe, stable place to call home. Because there are so many more individuals with developmental disabilities that need a home, we are asking for your help. Sponsoring, donating, or participating in this event will give more people with developmental disabilities a chance to live in a comfortable, long-term home with a family of friends.
Rainbow Village’s third annual golf tournament will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at WingHaven Country Club (7777 WingHaven Boulevard O’Fallon, MO 63368-3788). All attendees will enjoy lunch followed by a round of golf. Golfers will conclude their day by celebrating their success on the course while enjoying appetizers and cocktails at an awards ceremony.
Lunch 11 a.m.
Tee Off 12:30 p.m.
In addition to 18 holes of golf, each player is entitled to lunch, on-course refreshments, cocktails and appetizers during the awards presentation, and an attendance gift.
Non-profit organization Rebuilding Together St. Louis is having their 7th Annual Trivia Night, Friday August 10th. Rebuilding Together helps low income families in St. Louis make repairs to their homes.The event is $200 per table, up to ten guests per table ($20 per guest). Also featuring Captains Tables catered by Noodles & Company for $300 per table.
The doors open at 6pm, Trivia starts at 7pm. Admission includes beer, soda, and snacks.
Located at Electrician’s Hall Local One; 5850 Elizabeth St. Louis, 63110. [click for map]