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Missouri Deer Hunters Can Turn Success Into Supper for Families
Missouri

Missouri Deer Hunters Can Turn Success Into Supper for Families

ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) $7 may not seem like a lot of money these days, but it can go a long way feeding those in need, thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Share the Harvest Program. Share the Harvest provides food to the hungry through deer meat donated by hunters.  Hunters can choose to give part or all of any deer they harvest.  They simply bring their deer to an approved meat processor to process the venison, usually into ground meat, where it is then packaged for distribution. More families than ever are currently facing financial challenges brought on by COVID-19.  Consider that a deer tag for a doe costs a hunter only $7.  Imagine how many times over that tag can pay for itself with the amount of nutritious and healthy venison it can provide families in need....
Faith, Hope & Charity
Missouri

Faith, Hope & Charity

St. Louis' Agencies for Blind & Disabled Share Dogged Optimism despite COVID-19 St. Louis, MO (STL.News) If there is a common hope among St. Louis’ blind and disability communities six months after COVID-19 changed everybody’s life, it may be that a silver lining is ahead. More than 300 not-for-profit organizations – small, medium and large – provide metro St. Louis with crucial human services, education and therapeutic support programs. When COVID-19 hit like a runaway train, some of those agencies closed for weeks or months before re-opening to serve people who are blind, disabled, suffering from debilitating disease, senior citizens or people with developmental issues. Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB) contacted officials at local not-for-profit charitable agencies to as...
Candicci’s Restaurant creates Candicci’s Front-line COVID-19 Support Campaign
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Candicci’s Restaurant creates Candicci’s Front-line COVID-19 Support Campaign

? Ballwin, MO (STL.News) With a 40 year history and multiple successful dine-out events, Candicci's Restaurant and Bar, located in Ballwin, Missouri, has created a GoFundMePage to raise money to help feed the front-line defense of COVID-19; more specifically, health care providers and first responders. Bob Candice, manager of Candicci's, has created the campaign to help support the bravest front-liners in this fight as well as attempt to save his employees jobs, which hopefully, will lighten the stress of the economic pressure. Funds raised on GoFundMe will be used to pay for food that will be delivered to varies healthcare providers, first responders, and senior centers around the St Louis region. Additionally, Candice will provide an accounting of the funds displayed on candiccis.net ...
KLA Foundation Creates $2 Million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund
Business

KLA Foundation Creates $2 Million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund

Donations focus on health and wellness, community support and continuity of education MILPITAS, CA (STL.News) KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) today announced the KLA Foundation is creating a $2 million fund to focus on global relief efforts benefiting nonprofit organizations in regions with the highest number of individuals affected by COVID-19, and locations with high-risk populations.  The two-phase charitable funding initiative will provide support for food banks, elderly communities, public hospitals and medical units, and educational infrastructure.  Phase 1 will target immediate relief for vulnerable communities, while phase 2 will focus on recovery and assistance.  KLA has also increased the limit on corporate matching for employee contributions to $10,000 for non-profits in order to...
Business News: Entergy Powers Arkansas Communities with nearly $264,000 in grants
Business

Business News: Entergy Powers Arkansas Communities with nearly $264,000 in grants

(STL.News) - Many Arkansans fondly remember Brandon Burlsworth, the University of Arkansas football player featured in the movie “Greater.”  Who could forget his signature heavy black-framed glasses?  Those glasses and many pairs before them gave him one of the tools he needed to be successful academically. Through the Burlsworth Foundation’s “Eyes of a Champion” program, Arkansas students who would otherwise fall through the cracks are provided free eye exams and glasses.  These are students do not qualify for ArKids or Medicaid and do not have vision insurance. The Eyes of a Champion is one of 24 non-profit community partners that were recipients of nearly $264,000 awarded by shareholders through the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s first-round of grants in 2019. “With these grants we ...
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Distribution of Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, Settlement Money
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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Distribution of Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, Settlement Money

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) - Yesterday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced court approval of the disbursement of money received in a settlement with sham charity Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik. Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik, collected almost $10 million in donations from 2013 through 2017 allegedly to provide assistance to disabled officers and relief to families of officers killed in the line of duty.  Instead, Mr. Kenik spent the vast majority of contributions to profit himself and private individuals he hired instead of on charitable programs. The settlement was for $9,932,323, with all of that suspended except for $100,000, due to Defendants’ inability to pay.  The $100,000 is to be distri...