When…YouthBridge Community Foundation presented $390,000 to local children’s charities St. Louis Artworks, HavenHouse St. Louis and Good Shepherd School for Children? The ceremony occurred in conjunction with the nonprofit’s name change from YouthBridge Association to YouthBridge Community Foundation. Pictured: Rex Reed, St. Louis Artworks executive director Priscilla Block and YouthBridge co-executive director of operations and development Norm Moenkhaus.

When…Susan G. Komen for the Cure St. Louis hosted a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kick-off party at the Art of Living building in downtown St. Louis? The event, attended by more than 150 people, was a celebration of the last nine races and honored those who have helped make each year a success. Pictured: Jerry Talamantes and Susie Knopf.

When…Captain Elementary School hosted its Black History Night, featuring traditional African music and dance, special speakers and presentations? The event raises awareness and understanding of black history while bringing the Captain community together.

When…a cast of local ‘stars’ debuted in Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking play, The Vagina Monologues, presented by the National Council of Jewish Women? A sell-out crowd was entertained and enlightened by the sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, poignant words that define what it means to be a woman. Proceeds from the event benefit the NCJW’s programs to stop violence against women and girls and to provide services to victims of abuse. Pictured: Co-chair Lenore Pepper, Helen Weiss and co-chair Carolyn Losos.

When…the School District of Clayton teamed with the City of Clayton and the Missouri Department of Conservation to rescue the Nature Trail, the wooded area around the district’s Family Center? Volunteers came together to rid the trail of invasive honeysuckle and to introduce more native plant life.

When…Home Builders Charitable Foundation granted $6,768 to Rainbow Village, a local nonprofit that provides homes for people with developmental disabilities? The grant will pay for necessary structural repairs on a Rainbow Village home in Mehlville. Not pictured.

When…MediPurpose donated $1,000 on behalf of MMS-A Medical Supply Company to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Metro St. Louis/Greater Missouri Chapter after passing the $500 million sales mark for its SurgiLance safety lancet used for blood sampling? Not pictured.