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  • American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type-O blood

    January is National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type-O blood and an urgent need for all blood types to give blood or platelets. Blood transfusion is the fourth most common in-patient hospital procedure in the U.S., and these blood products can only come from volunteer donors. Yet, only 3 out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of all blood types, […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis – Learn about Pathways to Progress

    Pathways to Progress is a long-term program that helps families achieve economic stability. They help them find jobs, childcare, transportation, and assist with legal issues – anything that is blocking them from moving out of poverty. Pathways to Progress is one of our three, featured Spirit of St. Louis charities. Donations to the charity will help families with utility and mortgage assistance, along with educational programs and transportation needs. For the Spirit of St. Louis and in the Spirit of […]

  • Timberland High School’s “Little Shop of Horrors” entered into STL High School Musical Theatre Awards

    The Timberland High School Theatre department presents Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors this weekend and these young performers are hoping for more than just applause. Their production is entered into the St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards (SLHSMTA), a program created by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, the Fabulous Fox Theatre, and the Muny. Melissa Queen-Couch, theatre teacher and director for Timerbland High School, says the students “have stepped up their level because they really want that […]

  • Express Scripts creates Chain of Hope to carry at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    Two years ago, Express Scripts brought a team together to help end Alzheimer’s. This year, they’ve incorporated something new for the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s. A Chain of Hope is what they’re calling it. Michelle Gulledge, Express Scripts Senior Internal Auditor, is a member of the Express Scripts Team for the Walk. “We wanted to come up with an idea that was visual so that the regular employee or person who saw it would question what it was,” says […]

  • St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards starts its 4th season

    St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards (SLHSMTA) is starting its 4th season SLHSMTA is a partnership between The Fox Theatre, The Muny, and the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation and is a part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmys) This year, SLHSMTA has 40 participating schools throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and East Illinois. This yearlong adjudication begins with Visitation’s production of “Once Upon a Mattress” Oct 10th – 12th and continues into April […]

  • Variety Theatre rehearses for 2019 “Mary Poppins” production

    Variety Theatre is the country’s only production of its kind, featuring a talented Children’s Ensemble, comprised of kids and teens with and without disabilities, as well as a professional cast and live orchestra. Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis founded Variety Theatre 11 years ago. In 2018, they won from St. Louis Theater Circle for Outstanding Achievement. The Variety Theatre rehearsal space was donated by Hogan Trucking who fixed handicapped bathrooms so Variety Kids would have a place to […]

  • Variety Theatre’s 2019 production “Mary Poppins” – Oct 18-27

      Variety kids visited the Fox 2 studio for the morning show to showcase Variety Theatre’s 2019 production of “Mary Poppins”! Variety Theatre is a unique, award-winning production company featuring children and teens of all abilities as they perform alongside a professional adult cast. Variety Theatre was founded by Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis. Don’t miss this timeless tale of magic! The 2019 production of “Mary Poppins” will be from October 18th to October 27th at the Touhill […]

  • Variety Kid receives new handicap accessible van

    Variety the Children’s Charity has helped local kids with special needs for more than 80 years. Alex is a Variety Kid with muscular dystrophy and is confined to a power wheel chair which was given to him by Variety last year. His family’s handicap accessible van was 15 years old and in danger of falling apart. Variety came to the rescue providing Alex’s mother with a new van! This vehicle will allow him to explore the world with more experiences […]

  • Activities across St. Louis for The Longest Day to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s

    The Longest Day is set on Summer Solstice, the day with the most light. This national, 7th annual fundraising event aims to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. There are over 100 awareness and fundraising activities throughout the Greater St. Louis area. Visit to learn more.

  • Construction complete on the 10th St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in St. Louis

    Volunteers are thrilled as construction for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway comes to a finish. This is the 10th year for the St Jude Dream Home Giveaway in St. Louis and the 6th year to be built by Payne Family homes. Allison Newton, with St. Jude, says they are changing the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer. “No family ever pays for treatment, travel, housing, or food,” says Newton. “All [they have] to worry about is […]

  • St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards announce winners!

    Local students from 36 area high schools showed off their talents at the 3rd annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards Sunday night at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Fox 2 and KPLR 11’s Mandy Murphey was the event’s emcee! The winners of Outstanding Musical were Timberland High School for The Addams Family School Edition and Westminster Christian Academy for Meet Me in St. Louis. Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress were Cor Jesu Academy’s Michael Harp and Anna Gassett for their […]

  • High school student takes on extreme obstacle challenge after amputation

    Five days before graduation, Chloe Peistrup went through a terrible accident that changed her life completely. Chloe says her boyfriend was driving a UTV near St. Albans when the car flipped on its side, crushing her leg underneath it. Janet Peistrup, Chloe’s mother, says she received a call from her daughter saying “my toes are gone, my toes are gone!” After reconstructive surgery and an amputation, Chloe formed a friendship with her prosthetist at the Hanger Clinic, Jerod Wexstten. Jerod […]

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