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Caring and Sharing: Operation Christmas Child

In November, 12 locations within the greater St. Louis area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. This annual Christmas project is a favorite for many residents, families, churches and groups, who want to help spread the season’s joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and notes of encouragement. St. Louis Area OCC Coordinator Vicki Stamps describes Operation Christmas Child as “a fun project that makes a tangible difference in the life of a child facing difficult circumstances.” Utilizing local drop-off sites, ...

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Caring and Sharing: Warner’s Warm-Up, Toys for Tots

The Ballwin Police Department is a donation location for both “Toys for Tots” and “Warner’s Warm-Up.” Collection boxes are located in the front lobby of the police station in Vlasis Park at 300 Park Drive. Items may be dropped off any time, as the lobby is open 24/7. “Toys for Tots” is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve Unit that strives to collect and distribute new toys to unprivileged children in the area. New, unwrapped toys will be collected through Dec. 18. “Warner’s Warm-Up” collects new or gently used winter coats that are then distributed by ...

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Caring and sharing: Mosby Building Arts kicks off annual toy drive

When it comes to happy kids around the holidays you can never start too early! Mosby Building Arts has begun their collection for the annual St. Louis Children’s Hospital Toy Drive and they aim to fill one of their box trucks with toys for the children. From now until mid-December, Mosby is collecting toys, culminating in a Stuff the Truck event on Dec. 13 from 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Mosby office, 645 Leffingwell Ave. in Kirkwood. Stuff the Truck will feature live broadcasts of both Mosby radio shows – Scott Mosby’s KMOX broadcast of “The Mosby Building Arts Home ...

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Area residents among ‘Ageless Remarkable’ honorees

When 19 adults aged 75 and older are honored on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the 12th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala, six West County residents will among them. The St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System holds the event each year to demonstrate that age is no more than a number and to recognize older St. Louisans who are “reshaping the face of aging in the region,” spending their golden years in pursuits such as traveling, continuing their careers and embarking on new ones, and supporting their favorite charities. The West County honorees include: Pat Britt, 77, of Creve Coeur, ...

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Plan the perfect party

Low-stress holiday parties When making holiday party plans this year, why not take the pressure off yourself and host a low-stress get-together? Here are some easy-on-the-host party ideas for making spirits bright this holiday season:   Throw a cookie bake-off For a twist on the traditional cookie exchange that’s easier on guests, invite friends over to make cookies with you. Simply mix up several types of dough in advance and have plenty of cookie cutters, sprinkles, candies and icings on hand. Decorate as a group, have a “bake off” of guests’ creations, and send everyone home with bags, tins or ...

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Boundless summer camping resources

Families who camp all the time and families who are looking to camp for the first time may want to mark their calendars for Saturday, June 25, this year’s date for the Great American Campout.

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