Supporters of Variety the Children’s Charity attended the organization’s 26th annual Runway Fashion Show event kickoff at Bellerive Country Club. Greg Myler of St. John will be the show’s designer. Guests at the event will have the chance to bid on handcrafted chairs as part of Chairs for Children. Pictured: Jan Albus and Mallory

More than 125 Webster University students, faculty and community members enjoyed a presentation from H. Melvin Ming, the president and CEO of Sesame Workshop. Ming’s presentation, Lessons from Sesame Street & Beyond, showcased the nonprofit’s work in domestic programs, international projects and technology to help children learn. Pictured: Benjamin Akande, Chris Krehmeyer and H. Melvin Ming.

After winning the Northwestern Mutual Memorial Golf Tournament, Northwestern Mutual wealth management adviser Peter Racen used his winnings to present a $3,290 check to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis. Pictured: Dan Harbaugh, Peter Racen and Steve Gross

Local shoppers and cashiers at two local Whole Foods Market stores teamed up to raise more than $40,000 for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The Feed 4 More program will provide more than 160,000 meals to struggling families in the area. Raising $7,003, Whole Foods Market-Brentwood cashier Lisa Frumhoff brought in the most donations of any cashier in the Midwest. Pictured: Verletta Cole, Lisa Frumhoff, Jessica Seratti, Marcia Whalen and Frank Finnegan

Taking a break from the pool to help others, members and coaches of the Westminster Christian Academy girls swim team volunteered at Sunshine Ministries. The crew assisted the organization’s directors in relocating to a new building two blocks away.

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