When…Life Skills received a $20,000 grant from Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program? The grant will allow Life Skills to add domestic violence training and outreach to its existing services for people with developmental disabilities. Pictured: Brendan Fallis and Wendy Sullivan.

When…the ninth Annual Friends of Kids with Cancer Trivia Night raised more than $18,000 with a sold-out crowd of more than 600 guests at CBC High School? The event was emceed by Heidi Glaus of KSDK, and 14-year-old patient Sasha Edwards was the featured speaker. Pictured: Susan Warden, Sasha Edwards, Heidi Glaus and Christine Sadler.

When…the Brentmoor Retirement Community teamed up with Goodwill to collect new blankets to help keep needy people warm this winter?

When…Foot Solutions in Creve Coeur sent 20,000 pairs of shoes to the Soles4Souls headquarters in Alabama, where they will be sent on to Haiti? People from the metro area donated new or gently used shoes to Foot Solutions in an effort to aid those affected by the earthquake. Pictured: Drive coordinator Nicki McClusky.

When…the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer raised more than $200,000 at a charitable dinner at Ameristar Casino featuring Missouri coach and cancer survivor Norm Stewart as keynote speaker?