There still is plenty of time to make a difference in the lives of struggling St. Louis families during this season of giving. As you may know, Ladue News is holding a Holiday Wish List Drive for Nurses for Newborns. We’re told that some of the families served by the organization are going hungry because parents are squirreling away their money to buy presents or to save up for the holiday meal.

The items on the Wish List are easily obtainable: for instance, gently used infant and children’s clothing (check your basement), toys and books (add to your last-minute shopping list), and non-perishable food items (just grab a few extra items at the grocery store).

It may be the most wonderful time of the year for many of us, but it is a difficult time of the year for the poorest St. Louisans. Please be generous. More details about our Holiday Wish List Drive are on p. 16.