Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Chesterfield Day School created trendy Rainbow Loom bracelets and rings to donate to St. Martha’s Hall, which provides shelter for abused women and their children. Math teacher Susie Sullivan had students use a donated loom and twist bands to create the popular jewelry, and the class also donated the loom to the organization.

Customers of Mobil on the Run raised more than $30,000 for Life Skills’ Autism Services through the company’s ‘All Stars for Autism’ project. By purchasing stars at Mobil on the Run locations, customers supported the organization’s mission to help people with developmental disabilities learn, live, work and participate in the community.

Fathers and sons from St. Louis University High School teamed up to help the St. Louis U.S. VETS facility, which provides transitional housing and counseling services for 22 Midwestern veterans and their dependents. The volunteers created a victory garden for residents to enjoy fresh produce.

Joining together to raise awareness and research funds for JDRF Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter, more than 2,500 walkers participated in the St. Charles Oktoberfest/JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Frontier Park. The event raised $78,000, which will go toward research to better treat, cure and prevent type 1 diabetes. Photo by Patrick Dalessandro

Staffers from Emmis Communications’ local stations NewsTalk 97.1, 105.7 The Point, KSHE 95 and KHITS 96.3 volunteered at the St. Louis Area Foodbank to celebrate the company’s day of service. The 55 staff members sorted, packaged and labeled more than 34,000 pounds of food for distribution to area food pantries, providing 28,447 meals for hungry St. Louisans.

CEOs and other executive-level business associates from across the area worked on building homes in University City as part of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ CEO Build. Volunteers were able to do hands-on work while working toward a common goal. All four of the Habitat homes in University City are being built to meet LEED platinum standards.

Former NFL player Bo Eason performed his one-man play, Runt of the Litter for St. Louis-based wealth management Plancorp. More than 500 clients and guests attended the event in celebration of the firm’s 30th anniversary. Before becoming a playwright and actor, Eason played safety for the Houston Oilers.

Vernare Learning hosted its launch party at the St. Louis Galleria Microsoft store. The nonprofit organization will launch a network of public charter schools focused on sustainability, with a mission to support healthy kids, families and communities. It will also partner with Parents as Teachers to sponsor ParentUniversity, dedicated to providing parenting skills to new and young parents. Pictured: Maxine Clark, Suzie Nall and Steve Zwolak

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