Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis

The Cars for Homes vehicle donation program supports our local mission to help eliminate poverty housing. An automobile doesn’t have to be in working order to be accepted. Cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles and construction vehicles also are accepted. Your donation is tax-deductible.

3763 Forest Park Ave., 371-0400, habitatstl.org

Hellenic Spirit Foundation

We are a non-profit charitable organization formed by a small group that represents the Greek-American and Philhellenes community within the greater St. Louis area. In conjunction with The University of Missouri, we are pleased to present the 2012 Athena Awards at the Missouri Athletic Club on Nov. 16. The award honors outstanding women who reflect an ‘absorbing interest, intense commitment, skillful accomplishments and radiance of Hellenic beauty as epitomized by the goddess Athena.’

4400 Woodson Road, 447-0290, hellenicspiritfoundation.org

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Join us on Dec. 5 at the St. Louis Marriott West from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our 18th annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon, in recognition of staff and volunteers who are giving exceptional long-term care throughout the greater St. Louis and Northeast Missouri area. The event also will include a holiday boutique, open from 8 a.m. to noon. Ticket costs are $50 for individuals and $500 for a reserved table of 10.

8702 Manchester Road, 918-8222, ltcop-stl.org

National Kidney Foundation

We will present the Drew Baur Award of Excellence to Stafford Manion at this year’s Magic of Giving Gala. Join us on Nov. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis for our traditional black-tie event featuring our signature balloon pop and sweet side of giving competition. Pictured: Stafford Manion.

10803 Olive Blvd., Ste. 200, 961-2828, kidneyemo.org

Nurses for Newborns Foundation

Nurses for Newborns has a new logo, thanks to St. Louis’ Spoke Marketing. For more than 20 years, our nurses have made a documented difference in the lives of thousands of babies and their families in the community by providing in-home nursing visits to help prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect. We would like to extend our gratitude for helping us save babies and strengthen families.

7259 Lansdowne Ave., 544-3433, nfnf.org

St. Louis Cord Blood Bank

We are a community-based program that collects, processes and distributes donated umbilical cord blood for stem-cell transplantation worldwide. Jessica Hahn is alive and well today because she received a transplant using a cord-blood unit donated to our bank to cure myelodysplastic syndrome. She is one of more than 2,000 people whose lives our efforts have helped save.

3662 Park Ave., 268-2787, 888-453-2673, slcbb.org

Winter Opera Saint Louis

Join us Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade High School for the performance of The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan. Laugh and hum along to this British satire set in Japan. Will the son of the emperor of Japan, distinguished as a wandering minstrel, win the heart of the beautiful Yum-Yum? Performed in English with an orchestra—ticket costs: $36, $42 and $51.

2015 Marconi Ave., 865-0038, winteroperastl.org

Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis

We are excited to welcome Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis as she and a panel discuss the under-representation and misrepresentation of women and girls in the media. The event will take place on Nov. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Frontenac Hilton. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Foundation of Greater Saint Louis and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Ticket costs are $75 for adults, $40 for ages 25 and under.

1111 Conway Road, 692-7551, wfstl.org